Which should i buy? Phenom or Kuma Tags: CPUs Cache Phenom Product Last response: June 3, 2009 10:27 PM in CPUs Share meclose 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. More about : buy phenom kuma coolgod May 24, 2009 4:00:02 AM do not get the phenom, get the new ones. A phenom ii 720 would be the best for your price range. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... dirtmountain a b à CPUs 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. Related resources Which pc should I buy? Intel i3 2100 or amd Phenom II 521? - Forum What GPU should I buy that wont bottle neck my AMD phenom Quad core CPU? - Forum Which GTX 980 should i buy from these ? - Forum Which R9 280 should I buy? - Forum which processor should i buy - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer meclose May 24, 2009 5:38:24 AM Are they supposed to be released or is that just speculation? dirtmountain a b à CPUs May 24, 2009 5:53:17 AM They're supposed to be launched, but i've seen little about them elsewhere. JAYDEEJOHN 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 loneninja a c 83 à CPUs May 24, 2009 3:31:51 PM http://xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/phenom-athlon-ii-x2.html Preview of the 45nm Duals since no one seems to have seen one yet. WR2 a c 203 à CPUs May 24, 2009 4:23:15 PM Fixing link ^ http://xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/phenom-athlon-ii-x2.html WR2 a c 203 à CPUs May 24, 2009 4:27:00 PM 3.1Ghz II X2 550 / 3.0Ghz X2 250 / 2.8Ghz E7400 meclose May 29, 2009 6:43:51 AM The Kuma has 2.7 vs the quad cores 2.3, i think higher clock is better. logainofhades a c 815 à CPUs June 2, 2009 8:10:45 PM Either get a Ph II 720BE or wait for the new Ph II's coming out. o1die a c 159 à CPUs June 2, 2009 11:03:38 PM Newegg already has the 550 dual core 80w for $109.99. logainofhades a c 815 à CPUs June 2, 2009 11:05:29 PM Yea just saw that a little bit ago. Not a bad deal. gomi 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. logainofhades a c 815 à CPUs 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? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhich ssd should I buy for gaming Forum SolvedWhich PSU should i buy for Xfx R9-280x double D 3gb Forum SolvedWhich gtx 970 should I buy? Forum SolvedWhich 980 should I buy? Forum SolvedWhich Gaming PC should I buy from my choices Forum Solvedwhich ssd should i buy Forum SolvedWhich CPU and GPU should I buy? Forum SolvedWhich Gtx 770 Should I Buy? Forum SolvedWhich case should I buy Forum SolvedWhich ram should i buy Forum Solved4 GPUs: Which one should I buy? Forum SolvedWhich ram should i buy Forum SolvedWhich GPU should i buy? Forum SolvedWhich laptop should I buy? Forum SolvedWhich should I buy first? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !