I've got a cheapo amd motherboard MCP6P M2+ (just $19 with a video card) but can't find some kind of chart of AMDs processors can you guys recommend a webpage that just simply shows all the cpus in an order from best to worst? There is just too many types. Athlon this Athlon that Sempron, Opteron X2 X3, my head spins, as to which are old ones which are newer ones. I think It's a little easier with Intel. I'm interested in processors for desktops only. TIA
Btw I know some people will be like: "it all depends..." I'm pretty sure this could be summed up into: "this cpu is better than this, than that, then that one... etc."
The big issue will be what CPU's you can find that are cost effective.
To complicate things, different revisions of this board support different CPU's. For example a Phenom II CPU would be desireable, but not nec' supported. Check ebay or your prefered online vendor for CPU availablility.
BTW, AMD's performance heirarchy is something like:
Phenom II X4 (Best)
Phenom II X3
Phenom II X2
Same order they have them listed on the Biostar list
Obviously there's discussion between dual core, tri-core, and quad core. Generally speaking though, we're starting to see where quad core processors (especially with higher clock speeds) are really starting to show their performance gains in gaming (Battlefield Bad Company 2 is a great example).