AMD Athlon 64 X2 versus AMD Phenom Quad II X4 3 0GHz SLI

Can anybody tell me which one is better: AMD Athlon 64 x2 or AMD Phenom Quad II x4 ??? This is for my son for christmas for gaming and do not have a clue but I want him to have a really fast and glitch free computer that will run his game wonderfully....please help.!!!
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  1. The AMD Phenom II x4 (X4 955 is your better choice) is the better CPU. It is the newest chip (AM3) where the AMD Athlon 64 x 2 is the older chips.

    Are you building a new PC or buying pre-built? Is there a certain budget you are trying to meet?
  2. NEW AMD Phenom Quad II X4 3.0GHz SLI Gaming Computer
    Phenom II X4 940 3GHz, 1GB NVIDIA, 1TB HDD, 4GB RAM

    OR.......

    FAST Custom AMD Desktop Gaming Computer Windows 7
    64bit Dual Core 3.2GHz 4GB DDR2 1066 HDMI 1000GB ATI

    Which one is the absolute best? I think the first one I listed comes with XP....anyway...do you know which one sounds like the best?
  3. Based on those statements alone & the limited info., the first one is better.
  4. to answer your question we the first one is new sealed in box the second one I listed is custom built. Thank you for your information. If any of that information changes your opinion on the two let me know. Thank you again.!!!
  5. Condition: New, Sealed in Box Processor Type: AMD Phenom
    Brand: Custom Built Processor Speed (per Core): 3 GHz
    Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium Processor Configuration: Quad Core
    Primary Drive: DVD+/-RW Memory (RAM): 4 GB
    Bundled Items: Keyboard, Mouse Hard Drive Capacity: 1,000 GB
  6. Condition: New, Sealed in Box Processor Type: AMD Athlon 64 X2
    Brand: Custom, Whitebox Processor Speed (per Core): 3.2 GHz
    Operating System: Windows 7 Processor Configuration: Dual Core
    Primary Drive: DVD+/-RW Memory (RAM): 4 GB
    Bundled Items: Network Card Hard Drive Capacity: 1,000 GB
  7. jenniferleica said:
    to answer your question we the first one is new sealed in box the second one I listed is custom built. Thank you for your information. If any of that information changes your opinion on the two let me know. Thank you again.!!!


    the first one based on the limited info. BUT another BIG factor that should be considered is what graphics card does each system come with? That will greatly determine if your son can run his games wonderfully. Please find out.
  8. As long as the first system is truly a Phenom II X4 Quad and not just a Phenom Quad, it will be the better system.

    Do they list specifics for the video card on both systems besides 1GB Nvidia or ATI?
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