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AMD II X3 or X4?
Jul 23, 2010, 5:53 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
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.
Jul 24, 2010
Jul 23, 2010, 6:54 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
Jul 23, 2010, 7:23 PM
I would say it's worth it, especially if your running more than one of those programs at the same time.
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Jul 24, 2010, 12:03 AM
+1 > x4
For the $4 more get the MBOX C3 635
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