I'm looking at a couple of different CPUs here (all AMD Phenom II X4).
One of them is:
3.0Ghz operating frequency
and the other is
2.6 Ghz. operating frequency
(note that I only listed specs that had differences)
Which one is the better one, and why? They're priced at pretty much the same, but I'm wondering if they actually are the same or if someone is trying to gouge because the socket type is AM3 on the second one. To be honest, I'm not actually sure what the difference between AM2+ and AM3 is.
Thanks in advance!
PS: I'm considering a motherboard with socket type AM3... if I choose the first one (the AM2+ CPU) will it work with the AM3 board? Here's the link to the product page on NewEgg. The CPU type obviously fits (Phenom II is listed) but does that mean that ALL Phenom II CPUs will work with it, including AM2+ ones?
the amdII x3 425 support is not given in main page(for pcb version 6.0-6.2) but its given under cpu support tab of the webpage.Also i dont know what pcb version those sellers will ship.should i buy that mobo or i go to am3 mobo with expensive ddr3 only.Please help.
thanks psychosaysdie,but i am wandering why biostar people have added the cpu support of amdII x3 to fewer pcb versions and not to all.however the cpu is given in support tab for all pcbs(but not on main page).