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Ok guys. Im buzzed, but i'm hoping to form a basic generaliztion of the various AMD processors and their uses..

Go!

Sempron= general uses..


Athlon x2= ???

X3=??

X4=??

Phenom x2=?

x3=?

x4=?

x6=?

I don't beleve anyone has done a basic 'layout" of what each processor is used for, in general terms....
what do ya'll thinK?
post #2 of 15
I have a Phenom II x4 965 BE @ Stock and I couldn't be happier. I can minimize 3 MapleStory clients and run BC2 and it runs perfectly.
post #3 of 15
Sempron= IE6
Athlon x2= HTPC
X3= HTPC
X4= HTPC
Phenom x2= HTPC
x3= HTPC
x4= Gaming
x6= Gaming


hehe jk, AMD's are good for many things, not just one certain task. Even my old x2 5000+ still rocks games today
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Cool, Cool, so far.. MORE MORE MORE!
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Athlon x2= Everything

X3= a bit more of everything

X4=more of everything

Phenom x2= a bit more of everything

x3= more of everything

x4= more of everything

x6= alot more of everything
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HAAAHHH awesome!
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Sempron is cheap and not really powerful now a days. Athlon X2-X3 is more for people who just browse the internet check email, watch movies, etc. Athlon X4 is pretty good, I used to use an athlon 640, and it was pretty fast and I got great frame rates on games like MW2, and Black ops maxed out. Phenom X2 and X3 are pointless in my opinion, its a higher preformance CPU but only 2-3 cores of it. You'd be better off getting an athlon X4 for the same price. X4 and X6 are great, very overclockable, and amazing for gaming, video editing, 3D work really anything you throw at them. The number after the X is the core count, the X4 is quad core and the x6 is Hexacore (6 cores)
For future proofing I'd wait for Bulldozer, it's 8 cores.
But for right now, it depends what you will be using them for.
The quad core cpu's are all you need for gaming at this point in time, games don't really use many cores right now. But if you are video editing, the 6 cores may be more useful, especially in programs like after effects and 3ds max.

I'm pretty biased,but I think the best processor taking in factors of price, overclockability, performance, gaming, editing, etc is the AMD Phenom X4 955 BE.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0X4%20955%20be

The cooler that comes with it is pretty good, it actually has 4 heat-pipes but I'd recommend the v8 for overclocking.
The 955 already comes clocked at 3.2GHz anyway.
    
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Actually this remind me, ive never really looked into it but what would be the difference between a phenom II quad and an Athlon X4 quad say at the same clockspeeds
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IMO:
Single core: browsing
Dual core: normal pc/light gaming (more than enough for average user)
Tri core: Decent gaming/super fast personal computer
Quad core or more: Awesome gaming/Multimedia stuff(rendering, etc...)/Blindingly fast personal computer
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Actually this remind me, ive never really looked into it but what would be the difference between a phenom II quad and an Athlon X4 quad say at the same clockspeeds
For one, the Athlons have no L3 cache. There are a few other differences as well.
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