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AMD Athlon x4 vs intel core 2 duo

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October 7, 2009 3:32:07 AM

just wondering, if we want to compare a core 2 duo 2.6 (E4700) vs Athlon x4 2.6 which one will operate faster for gaming? despite the facts that's im aware of that a core 2 duo has more cache and having 4 cores vs 2 but yes both have different architecture, and when comparing 2 different architecture clock speed and number of cores could mean less.

here is my question, would you recommend Athlon x4 over a core 2 duo E4700 for a gaming system?
October 7, 2009 5:05:29 AM

I would. Both will handle todays games well, and the X4 will handle tomorrow's better.
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October 7, 2009 5:18:59 AM

I do think the X4 would be a better purchase...not only would it help for future proofing you rig, but you should also definitely see a performance difference when multitasking, which a lot of ppl tend to do while gaming.
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October 7, 2009 5:19:16 AM

Dekasav said:
I would. Both will handle todays games well, and the X4 will handle tomorrow's better.


Agree. I would get the X4.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=106&p2=63

This maybe showing the athlon (II) x4 instead of the athlon x 4 but it still show the general idea of 4 core vs 2.
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October 7, 2009 5:46:27 AM

As far as I know, there is no Athlon 'one' X4. Definately go with the Athlon.
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October 7, 2009 7:24:07 AM

warmon6 said:
Agree. I would get the X4.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=106&p2=63

This maybe showing the athlon (II) x4 instead of the athlon x 4 but it still show the general idea of 4 core vs 2.


Athlon || X4 and Athlon X4 are both the same one :) , i never knew about that u can compare them like that instead of searching for benchmarks, thanks for the link bro.
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October 7, 2009 8:07:44 AM

btw can Athlon X4 work on AM2 motherboards?
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October 7, 2009 12:43:40 PM

No. You must have an AM2+ board, and it will likely need a BIOS update.
Newegg was running some pretty cheap combo deals on this processor with a motherboard over the last few weeks.
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October 7, 2009 3:44:41 PM

Some AM2 motherboards can. Check your manufacturer's website, if it's not in the CPU support list, it won't work.
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October 7, 2009 4:28:35 PM

intelx said:
Athlon || X4 and Athlon X4 are both the same one :) , i never knew about that u can compare them like that instead of searching for benchmarks, thanks for the link bro.


yeah you guys are right. For some reason i was thinking there was an Athlon and athlon 2. Must of though of the phenom and phenom 2 cpus. :lol: 
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October 7, 2009 7:39:21 PM

There *is* an Athlon and Athlon 2. Just no quadcore Athlons.
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October 7, 2009 9:31:19 PM

Why are you comparing with the E4700? Do you mean E7400? I guess you do mean the E4700 cause you mentioned 2.6ghz... but I'm still curious considering E4700 I'm pretty sure is old 65nm tech. :) 
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October 7, 2009 10:22:11 PM

intelx said:
^ are you the caveman!!!!

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

update your self.


Like I said before,

As far as I know, there is no Athlon 'one' X4. Definately go with the Athlon.
said:

As far as I know, there is no Athlon 'one' X4. Definately go with the Athlon.


Try reading the whole thread next time.
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October 7, 2009 10:37:51 PM

lol !! Athlon || x4 or Athlon x4 as some people might call it both names, its the same exact one, AMD calls it Athlon || x4, on newegg same thing, but some people call it Athlon X4 but its the same one, how simple is that do you want more explaination caveman? its very stupid to argue about this insted of posting useful info.
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October 7, 2009 11:11:26 PM

intelx said:
just wondering, if we want to compare a core 2 duo 2.6 (E4700) vs Athlon x4 2.6 which one will operate faster for gaming? despite the facts that's im aware of that a core 2 duo has more cache and having 4 cores vs 2 but yes both have different architecture, and when comparing 2 different architecture clock speed and number of cores could mean less.

here is my question, would you recommend Athlon x4 over a core 2 duo E4700 for a gaming system?


I would recommend the Athlon X4. Remember, many soon-to-be-released games will support 4 cores.
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October 8, 2009 12:45:08 AM

I did post something useful. I recommended you go with the Athlon II over the core 2 duo. I was making a joke about warmon6's comment, "I was thinking there was an Athlon and a Athlon II". There is definitely an Athlon processor that isn't an Athlon II. But all Athlon quads are Athlon IIs. See?
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