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Which should i buy? Phenom or Kuma

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May 24, 2009 3:48:17 AM

Im building a new pc and was wondering which was better:

AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

They are both within a reasonable price range so dont count the price in your evaluations, which one do you think preforms better?

I know very little about processors and their speeds that is why i ask.

The phenom is quad core but at a lower speed, and the kuma is dual core but at a higher clock.

Im just not sure and would really appreciate some help.

I intend to play some games on this computer.

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May 24, 2009 5:30:53 AM

The new Phenom2 2 cores are supposed to be released June 2nd The Phenom2 X2 550 and 250. No benchmarks are out yet, but it may be worth your while to wait a week and see how they look, what they sell for and how they perform.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/phenom-ath...

To answer the original question, for gaming i'd be inclined to go with the Kuma.
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May 24, 2009 5:38:24 AM

Are they supposed to be released or is that just speculation?
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May 24, 2009 5:53:17 AM

They're supposed to be launched, but i've seen little about them elsewhere.
May 24, 2009 6:12:34 AM

AMD has been hitting its release dates lately, so it looks like it. Id wait, they look nice
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May 24, 2009 4:27:00 PM

3.1Ghz II X2 550 / 3.0Ghz X2 250 / 2.8Ghz E7400
May 29, 2009 6:43:51 AM

The Kuma has 2.7 vs the quad cores 2.3, i think higher clock is better.
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June 2, 2009 8:10:45 PM

Either get a Ph II 720BE or wait for the new Ph II's coming out.
a c 159 à CPUs
June 2, 2009 11:03:38 PM

Newegg already has the 550 dual core 80w for $109.99.
a c 815 à CPUs
June 2, 2009 11:05:29 PM

Yea just saw that a little bit ago. Not a bad deal.
June 3, 2009 4:42:42 AM

I have a 690G chipset so unfortunately it looks like I am stuck with the original Phenom or Kuma for an upgrade which is too bad.
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June 3, 2009 10:27:04 PM

depends on the board. Some 690g's will still run the newer CPU's. What board do you have?
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