X3 440 or X4 620 Tags: New Build Gaming AMD Systems Last response: April 26, 2010 5:03 PM in Systems Share mgkunkel 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! More about : 440 620 shortstuff_mt a b 4 Gaming 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 m 0 l MadAdmiral a b 4 Gaming 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mgkunkel April 26, 2010 5:03:46 PM Thanks! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAthlon II X3 440 vs Phenom II X4 955 Price/Performance Forum SolvedX4 635 and M4A785 or X3 440 and GA770TA-ud3 Forum athlon II x3 440 (unlocked) vs athlon x4 740/750/760 Forum SolvedPhenom ii 555 x2 be vs phenom ii 710 x3 vs athlon ii 620 x4 -- best for gaming? Forum SolvedX3 710 OR X4 620 Forum Athlon II X3 440 vs. Phenom II X4 955 L3 cache performance Forum Athlon II x3 440 OC to 3.3ghz vs Phenom x4 9950 Black Edition 2.6ghz Forum X4 Propus 620 2.6GHz vs. X3 425 Rana 2.7GHz Forum AMD Anthlon x4 620; X3 720; 955-965 Forum SolvedWill a AMD Athlon ll x3 440 bottleneck a gtx 660? Forum Overclocking AMD Athlon II X3 440 Help Forum SolvedX3 440 Rana and World of Warcraft Forum Will a AMD Athlon II x3 440 bottleneck two Radeon HD 6850 Forum SolvedWhere is my bottleneck on amd X3 440? Forum SolvedAthlon ii x3 440 Forum Solved4th core of Athlon X3 440 and Temperature Forum SolvedX3 440 vs phenom 9850 Forum SolvedAthlon X3 440 with 4th core OCing Forum SolvedPhenom II X3 720 BE vs Athlon II X3 440 (Good 4th core) Forum SolvedX3 440 possible bottle kneck? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !