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. m 0 l 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 m 0 l Related resources athlon II x3 440 (unlocked) vs athlon x4 740/750/760 - Forum Overclocking AMD Athlon II X3 440 Help - Forum Will a AMD Athlon II x3 440 bottleneck two Radeon HD 6850 - Forum Athlon ii x3 440 - Forum Phenom II X3 720 BE vs Athlon II X3 440 (Good 4th 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedGaming Budget Mobo for AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz ? Forum SolvedUnlocked Athlon II X3 440 runs well, but only boots with power reset. Forum SolvedAthlon II x3 440, CPU temps, One core 15+ degress hotter Forum SolvedAthlon II X3 440 vs Phenom II X4 955 Price/Performance Forum SolvedHow do u feel about Athlon II x3 440? Forum SolvedUnlocking the 4th core in my athlon II x3 440 Forum AMD Athlon II X3 440 Jumps up 0.1GHz Forum SolvedURGENT: i3 540 vs. Athlon II X4 635 Forum Athlon II X3 440 on GeForce 6100-M9? Forum Amd athlon ii x3 440 vs dual core Forum AMD Athlon II X3 440 vs Intel Core2Duo 7500 Forum Does unlocking the 4th core on an Athlon II X3 440 raise its TDP? Forum AMD Athlon II X3 440 Unlocked Forum Amd athlon ii x3 440 3 ghz and Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 i GB Forum ABIT AX78 with AMD athlon ii x3 440 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !