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 Thinking of upgrading to an SSD - transfer windows - Forum Upgrading windows 8 32 Bit to 64 bit? - Forum Upgrading graphics card - Forum Advice for a first time PC builder/upgrading my gaming PC - Forum Upgrading graphics card - 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 my PC Forum SolvedUpgrading 2.5 year old gaming rig, budget $150-300 Forum Solvedupgrading pc (tips wanted for limited budget) Forum SolvedUpgrading or building new gaming pc 1700-1800 usd budget Forum SolvedUpgrading my GPU Titan Black vs R9 295X2 Forum SolvedUpgrading video card on Lenovo K450 PC Forum Solvedupgrading my sons gt 220 on the ASRock H55M-LE LGA 1156 Intel H55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard Forum SolvedOpinions on upgrading my current build Forum SolvedBuilding/Upgrading my Gaming PC Forum SolvedUpgrading from FX-4170 to FX-8350 Forum SolvedUpgrading from windows 7 home premium to ultimate (64-bit) Forum SolvedUpgrading my graphics please help me ?!?! Forum SolvedIs FX-9370 worth upgrading Phenom II x4 955? Forum Solvedupgrading my pc for gaiming Forum SolvedRed tint/hue after upgrading laptops graphics cards? Cable of cooked cards? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !