What Processor is faster ? Tags: CPUs Quad Core Processors AMD Product Last response: August 2, 2010 1:41 AM in CPUs Share HarjotSD July 24, 2010 1:46:54 AM hi, i have 2 processors with me, the 1st processor is an AMD Phenom X4 9500 Quad-Core processor, it runs at 2.2 GHz the 2nd processor is an AMD Athlon II X2 215 Dual-Core processor, but it runs at 2.7 GHz which processor would be better/faster to use on my computer ? More about : processor faster ct1615 a c 105 à CPUs July 24, 2010 2:04:42 AM here is a somewhat similar comparison a phenom x4 @ 2.3ghz and an Athlon II x2 @ 2.8ghz. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/23?vs=114 you can compare their benchmarks in programs you tend to use the most the 240 has a 2MB L2 cache while the 215 is only 1MB HarjotSD July 24, 2010 2:12:28 AM thanks but im more of a internet/msn/movies/music/downloader/music producer kind of person, which processor am i better off with ? Related resources What processor would be faster . - Forum Faster processor or faster gpu? - Forum New graphics card or faster processor ? - Forum I want an faster processor - Forum Which processor will be faster for rendering Videos - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ct1615 a c 105 à CPUs July 24, 2010 2:20:52 AM are those your only choice? the original phenom's are not very good CPUs even though they offer 4 cores. the 215 could really use the extra 1MB of L2 cache. loneninja a c 83 à CPUs a b À AMD July 24, 2010 3:08:18 AM I would take the athlon II personally, it may not have 4 cores but from your listed use you don't seem to need them. Better single threaded performance would probably suit you better. ares1214 a b à CPUs July 24, 2010 3:19:49 AM to be honest, if it were me, id get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 3 cores @ 3 Ghz for 75 bucks, what more can you want? ct1615 a c 105 à CPUs July 24, 2010 3:27:34 AM loneninja said:I would take the athlon II personally, it may not have 4 cores but from your listed use you don't seem to need them. Better single threaded performance would probably suit you better. and if it comes on an AM3 board with DDR3 RAM, it would provide a better upgrade path loneninja a c 83 à CPUs a b À AMD July 24, 2010 4:43:54 AM ct1615 said:and if it comes on an AM3 board with DDR3 RAM, it would provide a better upgrade path Good point, that's always a plus. HarjotSD July 31, 2010 3:58:19 AM thanks but also one more thing, on the Quad core processor it sais this : Cache Size: 4 x 512KB L3 Cache: 2MB And on the Dual Core Processor it sais this : L2 Cache: 1MB Do you still agree that the Dual Core would be best for me, and the fastest ? ares1214 a b à CPUs July 31, 2010 2:17:42 PM its not really fair to compare them as they arent in the family architecture family or running at the same speed. toker509 August 1, 2010 3:55:50 AM You guys are forgetting a little thing we like to call L3 cache. Tamz_msc a b à CPUs August 1, 2010 8:30:50 AM toker509 said:You guys are forgetting a little thing we like to call L3 cache. For internet/msn/movies/music/downloader/music , there is no added benefit of L3 cache. ares1214 a b à CPUs August 1, 2010 12:17:04 PM how have we forgot L3 cache, half this thread has been about cache! and that doesnt make the phenom faster just because it has it. themuffinmanm August 1, 2010 2:58:04 PM get a c2d Raidur a b à CPUs August 2, 2010 1:41:11 AM HarjotSD said:thanks but im more of a internet/msn/movies/music/downloader/music producer kind of person, which processor am i better off with ? If it's between those 2 pick the one with lower power consumption. Anything (modern) with 2 or more cores can do all of those things at once. If you want better speed with those uses you should get a SSD. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumFaster Processor or 2nd Graphics Card ForumWhich processor is faster and better p7400 at 2.13 GHZor su7300 @ 1.3 ForumShould one automatically buy a faster processor ? ForumNeed faster processor than amd sempron processor le 1300 2 30 ghz ForumIs a Intel® Pentium® D Processor 805 faster than P4 3 2 Hyperthreading ForumDell computers dimension 8300 can you get a faster processor and ram? ForumUpgrade laptop w/ faster processor ForumUpgrade celeron 1.4 processor to faster /better one (pref cooler, 2) ForumFaster processor or faster harddrive ForumFaster processor or faster harddrive ForumWhat is faster i5 3570k gpu or 8800gts 640mb? ForumOpinions and price of this PSU........... ForumWhat is OEM ForumLaptop bad processor symptoms ForumProcessor cooling fan spares More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !