What's the best AMD cpu?

I was just wondering what the best AMD CPU for gaming would be?
I've never had an AMD before, but im building a Computer with an AMD right now, so I'd like to know which would be the best pick for me :)


Thanks a lot

- LAG269
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  1. the Phenom II 955 is an excellent choice, it has an unlocked multiplier for easier OCing, it has the same headroom as the 965 for less. As most games arent CPU limited the 955 performs similarly to the i7 and i5 in most games.
  2. This one?


    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail


    I also noticed a very similar one that was 3.0Ghz and it had about 1000 more reviews on it.
  3. I think that means you were looking at the 940 which is AM2+ only and came out a few months prior to the originally 955
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471&cm_re=940-_-19-103-471-_-Product

    I would suggest getting this version of the 955 as it is just an improved version of the one with more reviews on it, it will run slightly cooler and give you slightly more head room to OC. The 955 is AM3 so it will work with AM2+ boards and AM3 boards, the 940 will not work on AM3 boards as it lacks a DDR3 memory controller.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808&cm_re=955-_-19-103-808-_-Product
  4. Yes, thank you very much! :)
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