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 What to upgrade? Cpu or Gpu - Forum Need CPU, RAM and Motherboard Upgrade - Forum Can I Upgrade CPU and GPU of MSI GX60 Destroyer? - Forum Possible CPU Upgrade? - Forum Should I upgrade my CPU or GPU first? - 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 SolvedRAM, CPU, and Graphics card upgrade under $300! Forum SolvedCpu upgrade i3 to i7 Forum SolvedWill fx 8120 bottlenet R9 290 and do I need to upgrade my cpu? Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade my gaming rig, what should i go for? $250 budget (CPU, RAM, Graphics Card, Hard Drive...) Forum SolvedCan I freely upgrade my CPU as long as it uses the same socket? Forum Solvedupgrade my cpu or gpu for gaming Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade an old CPU... Forum SolvedCPU upgrade for HP motherboard 595184-001 DA0AX1MB6H1 Forum SolvedIs CPU the one to upgrade? (~DayZ) Forum SolvedCPU performance upgrade => base clock or final (multiplied) clock? Forum SolvedCPU/Motherboard Upgrade for my PC Forum SolvedAdvice for a motherboard and possible CPU upgrade? Forum SolvedCan I still use same HDD if I upgrade Motherboard and CPU? Forum SolvedQuestion regarding CPU Upgrade Forum SolvedComputer won't boot after motherboard, graphics card, and cpu upgrade. Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !