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AMD Athlon X3 445 vs Phenom II X4 955 BE

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July 14, 2010 11:58:36 AM

Although I know the 955BE is way better, I'd just wanted to know if I can go for the Athlon X3 445 in case I am on a budget & add a good video-card? I'd want to know the PROS & CONS from an expert.

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July 14, 2010 12:07:20 PM

for mid end gaming, the 445 is actually quite a good choice
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July 14, 2010 12:08:54 PM

Yes, the Athlon II X3 445 costs around $70 less which means you would be able to buy a better GPU, there is a performance, a better GPU + the Athlon would be better than a weaker GPU + the Phenom for gaming.
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July 17, 2010 5:10:52 PM

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July 22, 2010 8:24:51 AM

Luckily for me I went for the Athlon II X3 425 [since that's the only available option in Athlon II X3] & enabled the Core Unlcoker feature in the BIOS & voila it turned into a Phenom II X4 B25 processor. Now all I have to do is understand & fine tune the motherboard settings with that of the processor. I have asked the same question in a different thread.
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