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October 14, 2009 1:26:26 AM

AMD Athlon II X2 240 vs amd x2 6000 who is best ??

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October 14, 2009 8:26:45 AM

Lol. Most random topic name ever.

The X2 240 is the newer one of the two and will probably be the better pick. depends on what you want to do; "better" is a very vague word.
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October 14, 2009 9:03:30 AM

Hard to say. With the original Phenom the old Athlon X2 had a bit better IPC. And with the newer Athlon X2s based on Phenom the older Athlon X2s also did a bit better.

but Phenom II made up for that a then a bit more. So if it was me, Athlon II X2 240.

Man AMD needs to shorten the name somehow.
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October 14, 2009 9:41:09 AM

Heres a comparison between the Athlon II X2 250 and the x2 6000.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=96&p2=28

Since the 240 is .2ghz slower than the 250, the 240 would probably perform very similar to the 6000. If your deciding which one you should get definitly go for the Athlon II. Its newer tech, 45nm, runs cooler, overclocks much higher, so on and so forth. But if your thinking about upgrading to a 240 from a 6000 I would advise against it, its just not much of an improvement.
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October 14, 2009 2:01:55 PM

^+1. Apt observations. As an upgrade, it is not worthwhile. If you're buying new, get the 240. If you're buying new another thing to consider is the mobo you'll be getting. The 240 should be on an AM3 mobo, which can take all kinds of future CPU upgrades. The x2 6000 may come on an AM2 mobo (AM2+ if you're lucky), which has no upgrade path.
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