Solved CPU Upgrade Tags: CPUs Last response: January 10, 2010 5:56 PM in CPUs Share veelo2 January 10, 2010 12:27:36 AM Current CPU: Athlon II X2 5600 GPU: 4850 Memory: 4GB DDR2 800 G. Skill Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 sb700 I'm thinking about upgrading my CPU. Usage is mostly browsing and mild gaming (L4D2 mostly). I have a budget of somewhere between $100 and $150. Would I be better off with a Phenom II X2 550 or a Phenom II X4 630? Or should I be looking at something else, like the X3 720? Just looking for general advice of what would give me the best performance boost, balanced between gaming and everyday usage (with price in consideration). More about : cpu upgrade Best solution tecmo34 a c 78 à CPUs January 10, 2010 1:13:19 AM I would go with which ever one is cheapest out of the Athlon II X4 630 or Phenom II X3 720. Share veelo2 January 10, 2010 4:49:45 PM Thanks. You think I'll see a boost in gaming performance with either one? My 5600 seems to be chugging lately. m 0 l Related resources CPU upgrade worth it? - Forum Upgrade my GPU or CPU? - Forum GPU vs. CPU Upgrade Battlefield 4 - Forum Upgrade CPU cooler 8350 - Forum Upgrade CPU cooler! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tecmo34 a c 78 à CPUs January 10, 2010 5:07:47 PM Here is a review of the 630 vs 720... http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=105&p2=83 Here is a comparison of the 5600+ vs 630... http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=30&p2=105 m 0 l veelo2 January 10, 2010 5:56:10 PM Thanks. Looks like the 720 is quite a bit better for gaming. I hope my video card won't be a bottleneck. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedlaptop cpu upgrade Forum SolvedUpgrade the CPU and Motherboard or a new 900 series GPU? Forum SolvedCPU upgrade for IBM intelistation Z pro 6221 Forum SolvedCPU upgrade, opinion needed Forum SolvedShould I upgrade CPU? Forum SolvedIs it possible to upgrade the CPU on a MacBook Pro? Forum SolvedBest CPU Upgrade Forum Solvedm15x possible cpu and ati overclock issue? upgrade? Forum Solved7990 bottleneck ? upgrade cpu Forum SolvedDo I need a cpu upgrade? Forum SolvedGPU, CPU, PSU, RAM - upgrade order for gaming PC Forum Solvedwhat CPU upgrade fits my system best. Forum SolvedWant to upgrade CPU, need to know if my current motherboard would support it Forum SolvedPC doesn't boot after CPU upgrade! Forum SolvedDell Inspiron n5110 CPU Upgrade Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !