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X3 440 or X4 620

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April 26, 2010 3:33:26 PM

For mainly gaming, is the triple-core X3 440 @3.0 for $84 better or worse or pretty much same as the X4 620 @ 2.8 for $99?

Even tho the X4 is more expensive at Microcenter (same price at NE), they off $30 off any AMD mobo. I planned to pair one of those with the M4A77TD.

That would take the X4 to $172 w/tax at MC.

Thanks!

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April 26, 2010 3:43:47 PM

First off, you mean the Athlon II X4 630, not the 620. The 620 runs at 2.6GHz. For gaming, the X3 440 is faster. The X4 630 is faster at multi-threaded apps, especially stuff like video editing. Here's a comparison of the two chips:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/119?vs=105
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April 26, 2010 3:46:36 PM

The X3 is better. Also, consider the Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3. It's more future proof with USB 3/SATA III ports. It's $80 on Newegg, so I'm not sure if you'll pay anything more at MC for it.
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April 26, 2010 5:03:46 PM

Thanks!
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