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Just curious which one would be a better performer for games?The athlon has a higher speed but lacks L3 cache.Kinda torn on which to get since I don't have the money to upgrade my motherboard and it is a 95w max tdp,so I am limited on my choices and alot of processors that work for mine are hard to find this is my motherboard specs for upgrading............This motherboard supports only AM3 processors
Memory support is limited to DDR3 modules only.
HyperTransport 3.0
Split power planes allow separate power management for CPU and integrated memory controller for improved power savings.
Supports the following processors:
AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb)
AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka)
AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (Callisto)
AMD Athlon II X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)
AMD Athlon II X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)
AMD Athlon II X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor
 

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http://www.anandtech.com/show/4310/amd-phenom-ii-x4-980-black-edition-review

Even though its on lower MHz, it's about ca 15%faster than the athlon.
And dont forget that you could easy oc the phenom II and the diffrence will be even bigger. I realy sugjest that you save up alittle more and get the phenom. If you could get your hand of some used decent cpu cooling you can squeeze out quite the performance out of the 925
 
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