Solved Do I really need L3 cache? athlon 2 vs phenom 2 Tags: CPUs Cache Video Editing Phenom Last response: March 26, 2010 4:24 AM in CPUs Share tuesday0180 March 26, 2010 4:00:55 AM Im thinking of getting either an athlon II x4 or a phenom II x4 chip. All I really do is play games. I don't do any video editing or anything else that require a lot of computing speed. Do I need the Phenoms l3 cache? Is the extra price worth it? More about : cache athlon phenom Best solution ct1615 a c 105 à CPUs March 26, 2010 4:03:15 AM http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/athlon-l3-cache,241... tuesday0180 March 26, 2010 4:24:09 AM Best answer selected by tuesday0180. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAthlon II X3 440 vs . Phenom II X4 955 L3 cache performance ForumYou can still unlock cores and L3 cache on Athlon X3 440 ForumCan L 2 AMD cache run on a motherboard that uses a L3 AMD cache ? ForumAmd ii x4 850 l3 cache ForumIs L3 cache useful in modern games? ForumIntel Atom with L3 cache ForumAMD Phenom II X 2 55 BE vs Athlon II X3 455 ForumAthlon II X 2 vs . Phenom II X 2 ForumAthlon II X3 vs Phenom II X 2 ForumAthlon II X4 620 L3 cache unlocking help? ForumPhenom II x 2 555BE vs Athlon ii x4 640 ForumPhenom II x 2 555 BE vs Athlon X4 630 ForumPSU Help ForumAMD Athlon 64 X2 Problem ForumHow much faster is I5-750 OC compared to Athlon x2 6000 ForumReboot with Everest Stability Test - Stress Cache ForumUnlocked Athlon II 435 Question ForumFan gets really loud even though it's always at 100%? ForumNew PC - need critique ForumNeed help choosing a mouse pad.. More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !