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Better AMD stock processor?

Poll Results: What is the better processor at stock settings?

Poll expired: Mar 23, 2011  
  • 50% (5)
    AMD Athlon II x3 3.2ghz
  • 50% (5)
    AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz
10 Total Votes  
post #1 of 8
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As title states, which is the better stock processor (not overclocked!).

AMD Athlon II x3 3.2ghz or AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE Callisto 3.2GHz
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post #2 of 8
Will you try to unlock them?
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Not doing anything to them. Not unlocking. Not overclocking. Just installing and using it as-is.
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The Phenom II X2. But why does that matter? The Athlon II X4 is faster than both and the same price as the Phenom II X2. If you were planning on getting a CPU, get that.

EDIT: Ah, crap. Did not look at what the poll actually said well enough. The Athlon II X3 is faster than the Phenom II X2. If you're planning on getting either one, get that one. However, I would still recommend you get the Athlon II X4 because most games coming out now are multi-threaded and will benefit from a Quad-Core. Just don't get the Phenom II X2.
Edited by LOL_Wut_Axel - 3/16/11 at 11:34am
    
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post #5 of 8
The x3 is faster in multithreaded aps and encoding
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To be honest the Athlon II X3 will dominate the Phenom II X2.No question.
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
To be honest the Athlon II X3 will dominate the Phenom II X2.No question.
Actually in single threaded programs or only dual core aps the PII X2 is faster due to the extra L3 cache


But overall I'd get the x3 (of the 2)


Though for a few $$ more i'd get a x4, but then i'd be oc'ing and trying to unlock cores also
post #8 of 8
the athlon has highter chance to unlock and have a stable core
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