Budget cpu

my cpu is Athlon x2 3800 2ghz, i thought it's too old to be used with latest game and software, so i need your help choose best CPU for me

Budget : Low :( (70$ - 130$)
Usage (from high to low priority): Gaming, web browsing, office, video editing (sometimes)
Power Consumption : Low - Mid

Graphic Component :
Radeon HD4670 1GB
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  1. What motherboard do you have?
  2. well i haven't choose any motherboard yet (i'll choose after i know which CPU is good)

    sorry, forget one important thing : Need a good Price : Performance : Power
  3. So the 70$ - 130$ budget is for CPU alone?
    You don't want to use your current MB or RAM?
  4. For intel, I found this one for under $100:

    Intel Pentium G6950 Clarkdale 2.8GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80616G6950
    32 nm Clarkdale 3MB L3 Cache Series: Pentium
    L3 Cache: 3MB
    Manufacturing Tech: 32 nm
    64 bit Support: Yes
  5. Depends on your budget and what you do.

    There is a new Pentium Dual Core out the E6700 which runs on SKT775 Motherboards, which are really cheap at the moment., at around $86.

    If you went for a LGA1156 CPU the Motherboards are quite abit more expensive.

    If you went AMD you're better off getting an AM2+ or an AM3 for the upgrade path, but then again the new the socket the dearer the CPU.
  6. if i must prefer intel, maybe i choose i3 with h55 chipsets, while for AMD i choose athlon II X3\X4 with 880G\890GX Chipsets
    Which one is better??
  7. rb2crens said:
    if i must prefer intel, maybe i choose i3 with h55 chipsets, while for AMD i choose athlon II X3\X4 with 880G\890GX Chipsets
    Which one is better??


    There is no clear cut to which one performs better. The I3 is a dual core on a better architecture and I think the clock speed is also higher, while the Athlon II is a weaker architecture but offers more cores.

    Basically lightly threaded tasks the I3 will usually win, heavily threaded the Athlon II X3/X4 will usually win. Since your main focus will be on gaming the I3 will usually perform better. With that said, while only using a radeon 4670 your heavily bottlenecked by the video card on either system, and you won't see a difference between the 2.
  8. ok for now : Athlon II X3\X4, which chipsets that best for my need?? (785G, 880G, 890G)??

    Edit : I also need some advice for sub-200$ CPU
  9. thanks for advice
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