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What would be better for gaming, This http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819103885 or this http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-065-_-Product I plan on overclocking either one and i understand that the i3's get unbelievable overclocks, but i'm not too sure about the Athlon. Any help ?

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Athlon is waaaaaaaaaaaay stronger in games like BFBC2, Metro2033 and other games that make use of the full CPU potential.


Why? It has 2X cores.
   
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why don't you keep "waiting for bulldozer"?
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Without looking at any results within games I would say that the Athlon would get better results in games which are CPU intensive.
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i think ym i3 @ 4.7 will do better in games than the x4.
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Another vote for the i3. Reason being is because the i3's overclock extremely well and I'm sure a 4.5GHZ i3 can beat a 3.6 to 3.8 ATH x4 which is the max OC I see for the athlon x4's. You can also take a try on a 555 BE AMD and if it unlocks to quad and then clocks to around 3.6 to 3.8 then I'd take the AMD.
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i3 runs better in world of warcraft which if i recall is cpu intensive according to that anandtech link. weird?
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The Athlon is a much better choice. You can probably overclock it to 4ghz if you're a good overclocker.

Unless you're willing to buy an i5, I wouldn't go with 1156.
    
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