Ok guys im on the look out at a new cpu i would rather get a quad core cpu as games are slowly moving to multi core i found the amd phenom x4 9600 2.3GHz quad core and found a really good x2 the amd phenom x2 550 3.1GHz dual core so can you guys please help me deside many reviews show the 9600 to not be a good cpu but i though u know its a quad core and alos my motherboad doesnt support unlocking the other 2 cores on the 550 so which is better amd phenom x2 550 or phenom x4 9600
Assuming you're around $100, the x4 620 or 630 are excellent quad cores. If the budget is higher, I really like the x4 955 BE ($165).
Have you looked at the triple cores? They're a good budget substitute for a quad core. Benchmarks show that gaming performance increases a lot from 1 to 2 cores and from 2 cores to 3, but very little from 3 to 4.
you dont need it but its a good combo for gaming at dx11 high, i mentioned second hand (used) cpu.....which should be cheaper or at the same price....he doesnt want to spend more....i see you are righting me at every thread??
Yea, I don't know where that used Q6600 suggestion came from. He currently has an AMD build. He would have to also buy an outdated LGA 775 motherboard to go with that outdated Q6600. Doesn't make any sense at all to me.