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Amd phenom II x2 callisto, athlon x2 regor 250, or phenom II x3 710

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June 30, 2009 10:21:43 PM

which one of these would be better,

amd phenom II x2 callisto

amd athlon II x2 regor or

amd phenom II x3 710 or 720

for multitasking, liitle bit gaming, watching movies, surfing.

and which one would be perfect for windows 7


virus scan, movie, surfing at the same time

which one has better price, performance, why

which one would be fast for encoding a 800mb avi yvideo file to mpeg2 format.

i really need to find out which one is best out of 3 of these

thanks

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June 30, 2009 10:28:31 PM

720->550->250 for all aspects you are looking to use it for. The difference in price is only considered if you are on a REAL tight budget.
June 30, 2009 10:33:39 PM

Agreed with sdf.

The 720 over the 550 and 250 because of the third core

The 550 over the 250 because of the cache

The 250 because of cost
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June 30, 2009 10:34:17 PM

sdf said:
720->550->250 for all aspects you are looking to use it for. The difference in price is only considered if you are on a REAL tight budget.


so how long would a video encode i mentioned would take on the regor 250
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June 30, 2009 10:38:09 PM

550 is actually a lot cheaper than the 710 tbh.

I would ignore the 250, nothing makes it only £10 cheaper than the 550. The only real choice is between the 550 and 710, and that one is about money, which equates to 'can you afford the 710'.

Oops, 710 not 720. The point doesn't change much, the 710 is still a fair bit more expensive than the 550. It's a difficult call.
June 30, 2009 11:09:11 PM

If by a lot cheaper than the 710 means it costs $3 more than the 710 then you are correct lol. Check newegg prices .. 710 = $99.99 and 550 = 102.99
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June 30, 2009 11:16:07 PM

Well I'm in the uk, I can get a 550 for £65 and a 710 costs £99. Feel free to xe.com that one but the numbers themselves should probably let you figure it out.

At your very weird US prices, it's a no-brainer in favour of the 710.
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July 1, 2009 10:58:33 AM

joker932 said:
so how long would a video encode i mentioned would take on the regor 250


Haven't seen any reviews with a good idea of the 250 Regors encoding performance. I would say the 710 may make it worth the while and might lower that encoding time a lot because its a tri core instead of a dual core thus an advantage.

Hell a quad core will do it even faster. 1.5-2x faster than the dual core will.
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July 1, 2009 2:59:45 PM

get the 710, 2.6, 6mb l3, 3 cores, $99, its a no brainer, oc it to 3.0 with stock cooling
August 12, 2009 6:33:57 AM

would the 710 always be better in gaming than the callisto?

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August 12, 2009 6:38:01 AM

Depends on game. Some will like the extra clock speed of the Callisto. Others will like the extra core of the 710. The 550 though will probably overclock better than the 710 since the 550 iirc is a black edition and unlocked multi.
August 13, 2009 9:21:43 PM

thanks,

which do you recommend? i primarily play games, all i really would be doing other than that is web/music/etc (apps that would not be cpu bound)
and i really dont care about the time it takes to convert music and stuff like that
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August 13, 2009 10:54:09 PM

If that is the case then go with the 550BE and get a nice aftermarket cooler for it and clock it to about 3.6-3.8.
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