AMD II X3 or X4? Tags: CPUs AMD Motherboards Socket Product Last response: July 24, 2010 12:03 AM in CPUs Share Goofy Goof July 23, 2010 5:53:55 PM building 1st pc i am looking to buy the AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX440WFGIBOX and MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard should i upgrade to a AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor ADX630WFGIBOX but keep the same mother board? would that be worth the extra $23 I plan to use this pc for Graphic Design Software ex. Photoshop, Illustraotr, Flash, etc. More about : amd g00fysmiley a b à CPUs July 23, 2010 6:54:28 PM the exra core will help for threaded programs, so yea I'd say you'd see improvments with photoshop, most graphics programs that i've seen do multithreads so 4 cores will render faster than 3 for ya m 0 l loneninja a c 83 à CPUs a b À AMD a b V Motherboard July 23, 2010 7:23:36 PM I would say it's worth it, especially if your running more than one of those programs at the same time. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer green300 a b à CPUs July 24, 2010 12:03:39 AM +1 > x4 For the $4 more get the MBOX C3 635 http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.aspx?Item=N82E... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAMD Phenom II X3 740 vs AMD Phenom II X4 810 Forum SolvedAmd X3 435 to Phenom II X4 B35 Unlocked wonders Forum SolvedAMD Athlon X3 445 vs Phenom II X4 955 BE Forum amd phenom ii x3 unlock x4 Forum Amd athlon II x3 450 oc vs x4 640 Forum How to unlock AMD Athlon II x3 450 to AMD Phenom B50 x4 Forum AMD athlon ii x3 445 unlocking to phenom x4 failed... Forum AMD rana x3 unlocked to Phenom II x4 B40 Forum AMD Phenom II X3 vs X4? Forum AMd phenom ii x4 or amd athlon ii x3? Forum AMD Athlon II X3 or X4? help plz Forum Amd Athlon II x3 435 to Phenom II x4 B35 Help!! Forum AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE vs AMD Athlon II X4 630 Forum Overclocking AMD ATHLON II X3 425 2.7 to PHENOM II X4 2.7 Forum AMD Phenom II X3 720 or AMD Athlon II X4 630? Forum AMD Phenom II X3 720 or AMD Phenom II X4 955 Forum Solvedathlon II x3 440 (unlocked) vs athlon x4 740/750/760 Forum SolvedAthlon II X3 460 vs. Phenom II X4 955 BE gaming help! Forum Solved(Athlon II X3 to Core i3) or stick to AM3 (Phenom, Athlon X4) etc. Forum SolvedWhy is Athlon II X3 w/Unlocked Core a Phenom II X4 ??? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !