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I3 540 or athlon ii x3 440?

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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?

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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.
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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?

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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.
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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.
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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.
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