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AMD Athlon II X4 620 Quad-Core for UNDER 100 BUCKS

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September 17, 2009 11:12:00 PM

If you ask me guys AMD has done a good job on this CPU, I mean seriously I think they have really hit the jackpot with the Athlon X4 620 Quad Core...
I mean yeah its not anywhere near as fast as the new Intel Core i5 750 but its so much cheaper that it actually makes perfect since to buy. If I was making a budget system (For example one for about 500USD) I would for sure pick this CPU. I'm interested to hear everyone's feed back about this though, it's always interesting to hear what the people on this forum think about the new CPU's after they come out.

Funny thing is from what I've seen hardly anyone has really been talking about this CPU yet so I figured I'd go ahead and make a thread about it. Anyways lets get the discussion going.

(Please understand by discussion though I don't mean "flame war" )

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September 17, 2009 11:30:42 PM

I have to agree with you for the most part. It seems a killer deal for $100 bucks. Though, whether or not I would pick this for a build would really depend on the user of the computer. For a gaming rig, I would still take the 550be because the benches (from what i remember) were better with the 550be (due to higher mhz) also, I believe from the anand review, the 550be OC'd better. So, gaming wise (unless a specific quad core functioning game) I would pick the quicker dual core.

However, for multitasking, small home server, maybe a HTPC which acts as a sometimes render farm, render farm in general, hell yes. Quad Core, 100 bucks? Mix that with an am2+ board (cheap!) and some ddr2 (cheap!) there you go, you would be set for a little work station.
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September 18, 2009 2:35:13 AM

I just bought one and I will have it early next week. I will be posting a review at tR in a week or two.
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September 18, 2009 2:52:29 AM

I'm still waiting for the 605e at 45 watts; don't need a high end cpu. A quad with low power could last me for years.
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September 18, 2009 3:08:31 AM

The only thing I don't like about the 620 is that it dissipates a lot of power.
Once they get the 65W version out, then I'll get one.
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September 18, 2009 3:26:45 AM

I agree most of you have said for the most part. I really just liked the price and the fact that they are selling it for under 100 USD. Basically though if I was wanting to build a really cheap CS4 editing computer I would pick AMD Athlon II X4 620 for my CPU because it is able to do quite well in this bench right here.


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September 18, 2009 3:30:13 AM

Higher is better in these graphs and once again this CPU is looking great considering the price its quite honestly amazing and it would without a doubt make a GREAT budget video edit machine.



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September 18, 2009 3:34:10 AM

Check guys check this out in this graph right here LOWER is better, anyways though AMD's new 99 usd quad core kills the competition in its price range. It even manages to beat the Intel Core 2 quad Core which cost like more than twice as much LOL

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September 18, 2009 3:52:59 AM

I dunno I hope this graphs helped some people, I found it kinda cool anyways guys I'm about to have to get off here for the night take it easy.
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September 18, 2009 5:25:15 PM

I'm really looking forward to have some reviews from normal users like us on here. Archer!!!! Let us know how it does when you get it!!

I think we also have to keep in mind that this is the first of the series. I would assume, just like with the Phenom2 series, we will get better performing chips as time goes on. (940,955,965 example).

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September 18, 2009 10:54:11 PM

Kithzaru said:
I'm really looking forward to have some reviews from normal users like us on here. Archer!!!! Let us know how it does when you get it!!

I think we also have to keep in mind that this is the first of the series. I would assume, just like with the Phenom2 series, we will get better performing chips as time goes on. (940,955,965 example).

Agreed and honestly I'm just happy to see that AMD is keeping things competitive because I get scared when I think of the possibility of Intel becoming the only game in town. Because its honestly just much better for them have competition because it keeps them working hard :p 
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September 18, 2009 11:23:20 PM

More cores rock, especially for a hundred bucks, but alas im lusting for the six core next year, or that rumored amd hyperthreaded bulldozer cpu
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September 19, 2009 1:16:11 AM

lol, i hear ya recon. I'm tempted to upgrade to either the Athlon2x4 or the Phenom2x2 but, maybe i should just save that cash for a bulldozer...hmm.... wonder if Bulldozer is AM3...


and, 100% agree ComputerNovice. Whether you're an AMD fan or Intel fan, if you have half a brain you know both companies need each other for competition. Without that competition, prices would go up and technology progression would slow down.
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September 19, 2009 1:59:03 PM

It makes it nice for those on a budget, because if you are like me, you spend 400-500 bucks for a new system, then just keep upgrading until you are ready for a new platform. With a family, better things to spend $$ on than cmputer stuff. Plus I don't like spending anymore than I have to for things if I'm not sacrificing much functionality, Call me cheap, lol.
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September 20, 2009 5:37:21 AM

impressive....
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