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Which better Intel® Core™2 Duo E7500 OR AMD Athlon II X3 425 ?

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March 27, 2010 10:21:40 PM

Hello all
i am buying a new pc , but i am undecided about the processor type
Which better
Intel® Core™2 Duo E7500 (it's price 630 Egyptian Pound )
http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLB...
OR
AMD Athlon II X3 425 (it's price 450 Egyptian Pound )
http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopCPUDetail.aspx?id=...
???
Thanks alot
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March 27, 2010 10:44:48 PM

what will the PC be used for? office work & web browsing, gaming, audio/video editing?
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March 27, 2010 10:48:05 PM

AMD Athlon II X3 425 2.7GHz - It has three cores instead of two on the Core 2 Duo, and generally it performs faster. The Core 2 Duo will only perform faster if the application only needs high clock speeds and one or two cores.

If you have a motherboard which has the AMD SB710 chipset, you have the chance of unlocking it into an AMD Athlon II X4, although it is not guaranteed.
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March 27, 2010 11:58:29 PM

Depends on what you're using it for. Anything multi threaded or multitasking the 425 will be better, Anything that favors clock speed the e7500 will be better. I'd go with the 425 because it will perform the same or better right now compared to the e7500 and in the future as more apps use more than two cores the 425 will be even better. Also socket 775 is dead and if you like intel get a 1156 and get an i5. Socket am3 which is what the 425 uses will be used for awhile and the upcoming thuban (6-core) processors from amd will be compatible with socket am3.
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March 28, 2010 10:16:32 AM

my brother ct1615
thanks for your reply
i will use it for learning java programming and working on netbeans and eclips on windows and linux.


my brother Lmeow
thanks for your reply



my brother anonymousdude
bur i can't understand the difference between multi threaded or multitasking and clock speed .
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March 28, 2010 12:48:45 PM

boody said:
my brother ct1615
my brother anonymousdude
bur i can't understand the difference between multi threaded or multitasking and clock speed .


-Multi Threaded: an app that is multi threaded can use multiple CPU cores. So if you run a threaded app, it can use all of the 425's 3 cores at the same time.
-Multitasking: running multiple apps at once (i.e. Word, internet and a game)
-Clock speed: how many GHz a CPU core has.
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March 28, 2010 5:58:34 PM

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The E7500 would have the advantage in single and dual threaded applications.
The E7500 is faster clock per clock, and has a higher base clock rate than the 425.
The x3 has an advantage in applications that use more than two threads.
If you're planning to edit video, music, etc, go for the AII 425 x3.

This compares the E7500 to the AthlonII x3 435 (which is better than the 425)
http://anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=87&p2=112&c=1



What are the prices of the two?


he lists the prices in his original post and you just posted the exact same link as I did :kaola: 
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March 28, 2010 5:58:39 PM

The E7500 would have the advantage in single and dual threaded applications, while the x3 is better for multitasking and in applications that use more than two threads.

This compares the E7500 to the AthlonII x3 435 (which is better than the 425)
http://anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=87&p2=112&c=1


Since you say the AII is also cheaper than the E7500, get the AthlonII.
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