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August 6, 2010 12:09:56 PM

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8 GHz is $99.00 and AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0 GHz is $76.00. Which is better?

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August 6, 2010 12:14:36 PM

its according to what you think of as better, me personally, i would go for the x3 440 because of the lower price, the higher clock and the lack of L3, but the average power user would go for the x3 720 because it has the full L3 and an unlocked multi
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August 6, 2010 12:17:35 PM

Overall, the Phenom ii x3 720 is a little better than the athlon ii x3 440.

Although depending on what you do specifically, the program you use may favor the higher GHz than the L3 cache.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/83?vs=119
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August 6, 2010 12:25:10 PM

I guess a better question is "Is the $20 more for the Phenom II x3 worth it? I will use it to Play SCII at 1920x1200 screen resolution.
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August 6, 2010 12:28:15 PM

Best answer selected by dont_look@me.
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August 6, 2010 12:30:23 PM

dont_look@me said:
I guess a better question is "Is the $20 more for the Phenom II x3 worth it? I will use it to Play SCII at 1920x1200 screen resolution.


With that, i have no idea. Although most games make use of the l3 cache, so i think the Phenom ii x3 is still able to do better than athlon ii x3.
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August 6, 2010 12:47:44 PM

Thanks for replying with the bench test link from anandtech. The numbers help me decide on the Athlon X2.
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August 6, 2010 3:16:49 PM

dont_look@me said:
Thanks for replying with the bench test link from anandtech. The numbers help me decide on the Athlon X2.


Well glad i could help
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