AMD II X3 or X4? Tags: CPUs AMD Motherboards Socket 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove g00fysmiley CPUs Expert 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 | Report abuse loneninja CPUs Master Motherboard Expert 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. | Report abuse green300 CPUs Expert 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... | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>AMD II X3 or X4?> Related ressources: ForumHow to unlock AMD Athlon II x3 450 to AMD Phenom B50 x4 ForumAMD athlon ii x3 445 unlocking to phenom x4 failed... ForumAMD rana x3 unlocked to Phenom II x4 B40 ForumAmd athlon II x3 450 oc vs x4 640 ForumAmd X3 435 to Phenom II X4 B35 Unlocked wonders ForumAmd Athlon II x3 435 to Phenom II x4 B35 Help!! ForumAMD Phenom II X3 vs X4 ? ForumAMD Athlon II X3 or X4 ? help plz ForumOverclocking AMD ATHLON II X3 425 2.7 to PHENOM II X4 2.7 ForumAMD Phenom II X3 720 or AMD Athlon II X4 630? ForumAMD Phenom II X3 740 or AMD Athlon II X4 640 ForumAMD Athlon X3 445 vs Phenom II X4 955 BE ForumUnlocking Athlon II X3 455 to Phenom II X4 B55 ForumAthlon II X3 460 vs. Phenom II X4 955 BE gaming help! ForumCan the Athlon II X3 455 really turn out to be Phenom II X4 B55? ForumPSU Help ForumAbout My AMD Turion X2 RM70 Speed Forum[Solved] AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE Overheating Forum[Solved] The real difference between AMD and Intel... ForumAMD 8-core Bulldozers to use AM3 socket? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !