Upgrading Tags: CPUs AMD Phenom Last response: July 22, 2010 2:11 AM in CPUs Share jordan009 July 22, 2010 12:40:17 AM ok so im going to upgrade my cpu in a few weeks or months and iw as woundering what would be the best (this is my midrange gaming comp with a 5770) choices are AMD Athlon II X4 630 AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition AMD Phenom II X4 955 oh and my resoultionn is 1280x1024 More about : upgrading ct1615 a c 105 à CPUs July 22, 2010 1:23:54 AM any of those three will work fine, the 955 is obviously the better of the three. I suggest you ask this question when you are ready to upgrade though "in a few weeks or months" the CPU market can change. m 0 l jordan009 July 22, 2010 1:26:26 AM yes true but it is likly these will still remain viable upgrade options m 0 l Related resources Upgrading: Should I add 1 stick of RAM or 2? - Forum Upgrading to SSD, Switching OS to SSD - Forum Is it worth upgrading from a I5-3570k to a I7-4770k? - Forum Upgrading to GTX 970 and eventually SLI, and new motherboard - Forum 6gb 780 sli upgrading to 4gb 980 sli. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer loneninja a c 83 à CPUs a b À AMD July 22, 2010 1:46:11 AM I would grab either the Athlon II X4 630 or the Phenom II X4 955, really depends what you want to spend. m 0 l jordan009 July 22, 2010 1:47:08 AM well does the phenom's L3 cache really make a diffrence in games? m 0 l aznshinobi a b à CPUs July 22, 2010 1:58:45 AM Well Yes, http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=105 That comparison is the 955 vs the 630 scroll to the bottom and see the difference in gaming results. Also, you could compare the 555 vs the 630, http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/120?vs=105 the 555 does better in gaming in almost all the benches except the Dragon Age one. m 0 l warmon6 a b à CPUs July 22, 2010 2:00:57 AM jordan009 said:well does the phenom's L3 cache really make a diffrence in games? This should answer you're question as this clocks a phenom ii down to athlon ii speeds. Measuring just the performance differance between the L3 cache and no L3 cache. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/athlon-l3-cache,241... Will is make a difference. It could have some noticeable affect on some game but most of the time, the difference will not be noticeable. On the cpu side of gaming: the GHz of the particular cpu will affect the performance of a game more than the cache in a cpu (up to a certain point on some (if not, on most) cpu's.) Although the Gpu performance will have the most effect on the majority of games. m 0 l warmon6 a b à CPUs July 22, 2010 2:07:48 AM aznshinobi said:Well Yes, http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=105 That comparison is the 955 vs the 630 scroll to the bottom and see the difference in gaming results. Also, you could compare the 555 vs the 630, http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/120?vs=105 the 555 does better in gaming in almost all the benches except the Dragon Age one. Under normal setup, this would be the case. As the Phenom ii's have l3 cache and have higher ghz. Equalling better performance. Although he was asking about just the L3 alone which would not be much of a performance changer unless he targeting only app that will use the l3 cache to it's fullest advantage. m 0 l aznshinobi a b à CPUs July 22, 2010 2:11:37 AM Haha, yes I realized my error when you posted your message. +1 on the review you posted. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed help upgrading Forum SolvedWorth upgrading to GTX970 with my current CPU? Forum SolvedUpgrading from GTX 780 to GTX 980? Forum SolvedIs 4790K worth upgrading? 780 TI bottleneck? Forum Solvedneed help upgrading my graphics Forum SolvedUpgrading GTX 670 SLI to the new GTX 900 series Forum SolvedIs it worth upgrading my gtx 780 ti to a 980? Forum SolvedUpgrading my Desktop? Forum SolvedThinking of upgrading Graphics card Forum SolvedUpgrading my GPU Forum SolvedUpgrading my PC, New motherboard New cpu Forum SolvedUpgrading from Radeon HD 4670 series Forum SolvedNeed to know what all I need for upgrading my PC graphics card Forum Solvedupgrading my budget pc Forum SolvedHelp on upgrading my HP Prebuilt Desktop Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !