I3 540 or athlon ii x3 440? Tags: CPUs Core Intel Dual Core Product Last response: June 4, 2010 8:24 PM in CPUs Share sliem June 4, 2010 4:50:46 PM Which one is better: intel core i3 540 3.06GHZ dual core -- or amd athlon ii x3 440 triple core 3.0GHz? Thanks. More about : 540 athlon 440 WR2 a c 203 à CPUs a b å Intel June 4, 2010 5:16:03 PM Are you asking which is better for gaming? Or which is better for overall computer usage? It's a very close match in overall performance. WR2 a c 203 à CPUs a b å Intel June 4, 2010 5:20:24 PM Here is one way to look at the comparison. Passmark CPU benchmark scores: Intel Core i3 540 @ 3.07GHz = 2865 AMD Athlon II X3 440 = 2560 Related resources Amd x3 440 vs intel - Forum Will the Athlon II x3 440 bottleneck the 5770? - Forum I3- 540 or Phenom II X4 955 - Forum URGENT: i3 540 vs. Athlon II X4 635 - Forum Amd athlon ii x3 440 vs dual core - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer randomkid a b à CPUs June 4, 2010 5:36:24 PM sliem said:Which one is better: intel core i3 540 3.06GHZ dual core -- or amd athlon ii x3 440 triple core 3.0GHz? Thanks. If you mean better in terms of absolute performance, the i3 540 beats the X3 440. But if you mean Performance/Price ratio, the i3 is way below the X3. http://paulisageek.com/compare/cpu/ Go for the X3. WR2 a c 203 à CPUs a b å Intel June 4, 2010 5:50:59 PM Here is a good review that can maybe answer your questions. It used the X3 435, not the X3 440. But you should be able to get a good impression about gaming and productivity comparison. Clarkdale Review: Intel's Core i5 661, i3 540 & i3 530 @ AnanadTech Both CPUs would make a great system. We like the X3 435/440 for it's overall build cost. For a whole system look over at the Homebuilt Systems forum topic Recommended Builds by Usage They have suggested x3 435 and i3 530 options. sliem June 4, 2010 8:24:08 PM Thanks guys. Fry's has a deal on i3 540 with motherboard for $140 and that's a good price. It's also mainly for gaming, so I'll go with the i3. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumRecommended Builds by Usage ForumI3 540 or phenom II x4 955 ForumWill 7850 be bottlenecked by x3 440 ForumGaming Budget Mobo for AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz ? ForumAthlon ii x3 440 Stock voltage @1.425 ForumFS: Athlon II X3 440 CPU, Antec TP-550 550W PSU, 8800 GTS 320 GPU ForumDoes unlocking the 4th core on an Athlon II X3 440 raise its TDP? ForumWill Athlon II X3 440 be supported on this mobo? ForumAMD Athlon II X3 440 vs Intel Core2Duo 7500 ForumIntel Core i3 540 vs AMD Athlon II X4 640 ForumUpgrade My Comp. Forum[Solved] Athlon II X3 440 vs Phenom II X4 955 Price/Performance ForumAMD Athlon ForumAMD Athlon II X4 630 vs. Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5400 Forum[Solved] AMD ATHLON II X2 240 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !