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Whats the difference between a phenom II x4 vs an Athlon II x4?

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Like someone who has an athlon II x4 overclocked at 3.6ghz vs my stock settings at phenom II x4 3.4ghz. Is mine still better because its a phenom or no?
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post #2 of 17
They are almost identical so i think his is faster the performance difference is less than 5% Max.
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Originally Posted by Jzkillzone23 View Post
They are almost identical so i think his is faster the performance difference is less than 5% Max.
You're saying that I probably should have went for the budget chip in Athlon to save like 30-40 bucks?

Instead of getting my phenom awhile back.
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post #4 of 17
Phenom IIs have L3 cache, which at same clock speeds as an Athlon II, makes them perform slightly better I believe.
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post #5 of 17
Athlon has no l3 cache
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post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone View Post
You're saying that I probably should have went for the budget chip in Athlon to save like 30-40 bucks?

Instead of getting my phenom awhile back.
Well No, because yours is unlocked multi and you can hit around 3.8 really easy.The ONLY reason i have an athlon is because i got it for 50 dollars because i know the managers at frys.
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post #7 of 17
In games that see a benefit from having more cache, yours will win.
 
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post #8 of 17
Not much of a difference. Lack of L3 doesn't exactly cripple it, but it's a noticeable slowdown, especially when heavy workloads where more cache is appreciated. I'd just pick whichever could clock better
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Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
Athlon has no l3 cache
And as a result, the Phenom will use 20-30 more watts at load. Ouch. Idle consumption is also a tad bit higher.

OP: Don't get confused, the cache will make the Phenom noticeably faster in benches of all kinds. Games too.
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