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Athlon x4 620 vs Phenom x2 550 BE

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December 12, 2009 7:24:47 PM

Well, I am building a computer for a friend. Multitasking, Word, Excel, Internet, iTunes, thats it. Would you recommend the Athlon x4 620 (quad core but no l3 cache) or the Phenom X2 550 BE (dual-core, faster clock)


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Bilbo

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December 12, 2009 7:39:52 PM

Yes I would recommend Athlon II 620 because it is a quad core with a good multitasking ability. L3 cache benefits are largely in the gaming area, so I would not worry for those uses above mentioned.
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December 12, 2009 7:55:40 PM

The X2 if only for gaming. All other applications the X4 it is built for multitasking.
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December 12, 2009 8:27:33 PM

yeah, the 550 is better for most games. but if games aren't a priority then go for the quad.
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December 22, 2009 12:48:16 AM

Ok well thank you everyone! I ordered the quad this weekend, Newegg remains the greatest site ever for speedy shipping! I will be building this weekend and let you know how it goes.

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December 22, 2009 5:29:24 AM

I bought Athlon x4 620 recently, it is pretty good.

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