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Athlon IIx4 605e VS. Phenom IIx4 910e

For a difference of about $50 in price (Athlon $80, Phenom $130), the Athlon IIx4 seems like a good upgrade, but it lacks L3 Cache. The Phenom IIx4 however has 6mb L3 cache. What is the advantage of the Phenom IIx4 over the Athlon IIx4? Thank You
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    http://cpuboss.com/cpus/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-910e-vs-AMD-Athlon-II-X4-605e

    The phenom is slightly better overall, but probably not $50 better.
  2. playing games? you want the phenom. also, looks like you have a full-size tower - any reason you are looking at low-power cpus?
  3. jessterman21 said:
    playing games? you want the phenom. also, looks like you have a full-size tower - any reason you are looking at low-power cpus?

    The board won't handle over 89-95 watts.
  4. I wouldn't spend $130 on a Phenom.
  5. The Phenom IIx4 910e is a C3-Stepping -- the Propus is a C2.

    C3s typically run cooler and OC higher with lower volts.
  6. see if you can find a used 95w Phenom X4 955 - Newegg was selling a few about two years ago...
  7. jessterman21 said:
    see if you can find a used 95w Phenom X4 955 - Newegg was selling a few about two years ago...

    125Watts and $119+. http://www.amazon.com/AMD-HDZ955FBGMBOX-Phenom-Edition-3-2GHz/dp/B002TQYUAE
    a bit overpowered.
  8. Here's the link for the non-Black Edition (95w) part they were selling.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113007

    Out of stock permanently, most likely - but that is your best option. You may find a 945 or 925 much easier though.
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