Athlon x4 620 vs Phenom x2 550 BE

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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  1. 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.
  2. The X2 if only for gaming. All other applications the X4 it is built for multitasking.
  3. yeah, the 550 is better for most games. but if games aren't a priority then go for the quad.
  4. 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.

    Thank you!
  5. I bought Athlon x4 620 recently, it is pretty good.

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