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 GPU Upgrade or CPU Upgrade?!? - Forum CPU Upgrade from FX4300 to FX6300 - Forum Do I need a new CPU? If so, what should I upgrade to? - Forum Should I upgrade my CPU or GPU? - Forum Should I upgrade my CPU or my GPU? - 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 SolvedWill a CPU upgrade help? Forum SolvedAMD E-300 APU CPU Processor, what can I upgrade to? Forum SolvedLooking for CPU Upgrade Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade CPU and eventually Motherboard. Forum SolvedPlanet Side 2 should i upgrade my CPU or...? Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my CPU fan or my GPU first? Forum SolvedSame socket but incompatible CPU upgrade? Forum SolvedUpgrade my CPU Forum Solvednew cpu upgrade Forum SolvedNew cpu upgrade? Forum SolvedWhat should I upgrade first? Cpu or Graphics Card? Forum SolvedWhat to upgrade? Cpu or Gpu Forum SolvedNeed CPU, RAM and Motherboard Upgrade Forum SolvedCan I Upgrade CPU and GPU of MSI GX60 Destroyer? Forum SolvedPossible CPU Upgrade? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !