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Athlon II x3 435 or Phenom II X2 550 BE?Which one is goog for gaming?

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March 26, 2010 11:50:22 PM

On which one i will be able to (nearly)maxx out gta4 and crysis(with my HD 4850).
The Athlon x3 435 and Phenom x2 550 BE are close in prices.just planning to buy a new cpu.so which one would be better for gaming?one is cheaper and tri core and other is expensive but dual with l3 cache puts me in dilemma.Please help.
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March 27, 2010 12:12:00 AM

Both those games, especially GTA4, will take better advantage of the additional core than the slightly higher clockspeed and cache. This is becoming more true for more and more games these days.
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March 27, 2010 1:01:42 AM

Which one is better will be determined by which game, there is no clear cut answer. GTA 4 should run noticeably better on the X3, not sure about Crysis. Most older games will run better on the faster 2 cores, but a number of newer and future games use more than 2 cores and will run better on the X3. Personally I would take the X3.
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