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Gaming: Phenom II x2 555 BE or Athlon II x4 640

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Phenom II x2 555 BE 3.2 Ghz vs. Athlon II x4 640 3.0 Ghz
I want it for gaming and i will OC it...So, with stock fan, which one would overclock more with stability to give the best for recently released games and games to come in, say... 2 years?

Thanks in advance for help biggrin.gif

EDIT: I forgot to say that i will not unlock any cores ;p since my MB doesnt support that feature (see signature biggrin.gif)
Edited by HunterAMG - 4/9/11 at 9:09pm
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post #2 of 24
I say go with the CPU with more cores, sure the Athon series has a bit less cache. I think with a decent overclock the extra cores will far benefit you in what you are doing and be better for the future.
    
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post #3 of 24
^Athlon has no L3 cache at all, but you should go with the quad core, yeah.
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post #4 of 24
Phenom X2. I believe they overclock better, and most games still only use 2 cores max for gaming. So it shooould yield better results.
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i would get the 555 just because it has like a 80 percent chance to unlock to a quad anyway.
    
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unlocked 555 FTW
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post #7 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Somenamehere;13068253 
i would get the 555 just because it has like a 80 percent chance to unlock to a quad anyway.

mine did!!! applaud.gif
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post #8 of 24
He said he is not unlocking ....but yea 555 FTW...i ran my 555 at stock for awhile and i was completely happy....i never used the athlon so i can't say if it's good or not...i can say the the 555 games really well. even at stock
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post #9 of 24
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^Ye the Phenom stays with 2x cores...
I heard the Phenom has L3 cache and the Athlon L2.. So what would be better for gaming..the additional 2 cores or the better cache?
and.. What's Cache rofl biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 24
555 Unlocked! I've got mine running as X4 @ 4GHz. The C3 rev seems to be pretty good at unlocking and holding a nice stable OC.

But if you're unsure about the chances of unlocking go with the Atlon as most newer games now take advantage or more than 2 cores. Usually only older games use 1 or 2.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think Crysis 2 even uses more than 4.
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