Amd 440 vs 955

hello thanks for reading im building my 1st pc most of the part are decided on apart from the cpu

its between the amd 440 and the amd 955 there is a £70 or $105 difrence

i will be gaming (bfbc, cod 1/6/7) also sufing usually 4 to 5 tabs open at once, music is constantly playing while doing these things
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  1. That's a strange dilemma, given that the two CPUs exist far from each other in AMD's portfolio.
    A lot depends on your graphic card. Which one are you getting?
    The 440 will be sufficient for most games at high resolution. Overclocking it will definitely make it more attractive.
    But obviously, the 955 will exceed it in all benchmarks. Plus it will overclock more easily.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/119?vs=88

    Is the 955 worth the $105 over 440? That's for you to judge based on your intended usage.
    If it was me, I'd get the 955.
  2. the choise is between theres two because i wanted to go either for a really good quad or a really good trio/dual.

    The 1st amd quad core is the athon 635 which is £95/100 still a £40 difrence to the 440 and for the £30 i thoght the 955 was worth it.

    440 = £60
    635 = £95
    955 = £130

    i plan to use the 5770
  3. 440 = £60 = $92
    635 = £95 = $146
    955 = £130 = $199
  4. sorry for triple post wont let me edit

    if there are any other cpu i should be looking at let me know i am open to your opinions
  5. mmmcheese said:
    sorry for triple post wont let me edit

    if there are any other cpu i should be looking at let me know i am open to your opinions

    The 440 is your best current day gaming option for that card. I can't see an improvement in framerate with that card paired with a more powerful CPU, unless you are playing FSX.
  6. ct1615 said:
    the 440 would be the better match with the ATI 5770

    why is the 635 so much more then the 440? its not worth the extra cost from what you posted

    the 955 is also a nice CPU but would bottleneck your video card.

    The 955 bottlecks a 5770? Explain :heink:
  7. i dont mind that the 5770 being a bottle neck, as i think it means if i want i can add another 5770 at a later date.
  8. mmmcheese said:
    i dont mind that the 5770 being a bottle neck, as i think it means if i want i can add another 5770 at a later date.



    No he was saying that the 955 bottlenecks the 5770, which isnt true.
  9. ct1615 said:
    actually what i was saying is the 5770 bottlenecks the x4 955, i just typed it wrong...damn fingers :na:

    now THAT makes sense :lol:
  10. yannifb said:
    now THAT makes sense :lol:


    Yes it does. :lol:


    Anyways, As the others have said the 440 will be the nice balance for you're gpu. Although the 955 are always nice.
  11. if i go with the 440 will is be a bottle neck if i decide to crossfire 5770 or get the 5830/gtx460?
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