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If both are clocked at the same speed, will I see an improvement with the extra core?

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Well of course but it depends on how good your gfx card is, and both of those CPUs could unlock to quads.
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What are your typical workloads? You may not need the extra core at all, or it might be absolutely vital... we don't know because we don't know what your doing. Since both at the same clock, more cores can't hurt, but less 'MIGHT'. Let us know what your doing and we'll advise, though with how things are going, I'd suggest the X3 if theres no cash problems or restraints just to future proof a little more...
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