I3 530 Vs Phenom x2 555 Tags: CPUs World Of Warcraft Phenom Last response: August 17, 2010 3:10 PM in CPUs Share Akuze August 17, 2010 2:43:25 PM Which one is faster and better for playing world of warcraft? Also, how would they perform against each other if I overclock the 530 and unlock the other 2 cores of the 555? Thanks More about : 530 phenom 555 Timop a b à CPUs August 17, 2010 2:48:23 PM The i3 is going to be faster, it is more expensive. Keep in mind that WOW only uses 2 cores, so unlocking wont help the game much. However the Phenom is a nice OC also, should go up to 3.8Ghz. Userremoved August 17, 2010 2:58:02 PM The i3 itself is more powerful at stock then the Phenom II X2 555 but the Phenom II X2 can overclock well (I heard it goes behold 4Ghz). Related resources Intel I3 530 vs AMD Phenom II X2 555BE - Forum Core i3 530 vs. Phenom II X2 555 Pros and Cons - Forum AMD Phenom II X2 555 vs. Intel I5-750 - Forum Phenom II x2 555BE vs Athlon ii x4 640 - Forum Phenom ii 555 x2 be vs phenom ii 710 x3 vs athlon ii 620 x4 -- best for gaming? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer WR2 a c 203 à CPUs a b Ý World of Warcraft August 17, 2010 3:03:58 PM THG article: Overclocking: Get The Performance Of A Core i5 From Core i3 AnandTech article: Core i3 530 Review - Great for Overclockers & Gamers 4.0Ghz OC with the stock cooler. dirtmountain a b à CPUs August 17, 2010 3:06:12 PM Here's a set of CPU benchmarks for WoW, but it's outdated with no 530 listed. http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,693737/WoW-Wrath-of-... Unlocking 2 cores in the 555 would work about as well as the 955BE. Here's where you can look for a benchmark comparison. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/120?vs=118 While WoW is set to run on 2 cores by default you can manually set it by affinity masking. Here's the long forum post with many Blue posts about how it's done. http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=1... Userremoved August 17, 2010 3:07:29 PM WR2 said:THG article: Overclocking: Get The Performance Of A Core i5 From Core i3 AnandTech article: Core i3 530 Review - Great for Overclockers & Gamers 4.0Ghz OC with the stock cooler. Same thing with the Phenom II some chips overclock well some don't. I have seen a 940 with a stock cooler go over 3.8Ghz. ct1615 a c 105 à CPUs a b Ý World of Warcraft August 17, 2010 3:10:23 PM Akuze said:Which one is faster and better for playing world of warcraft? Also, how would they perform against each other if I overclock the 530 and unlock the other 2 cores of the 555? Thanks the i3530 vs Phenom II x2 555 at stock settings, WoW benchmark would be toward the bottom http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/120?vs=118 if you are lucky enough to unlock one or two cores, you would then have a Phenom II x3 or x4 so just pull one of them down from the pull down menu and re-run the benchmarks. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAmd athlon x4 vs amd phenom 555 x2 be Forum SolvedOpinion.Dual Core Extreme Ed 3.2Ghz. vs. AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2GHz Forum Solved[CPU] Phenom II X2 555 vs. Phenom II X4 955 Forum SolvedMongoloid comparo - Core I7 860 vs Phenom x2 555 BW Forum AMD Phenom II X2 555 vs 15 250k Forum Athlon x3 455 vs Phenom x2 555 Forum AMD Athlon II X4 640 vs Phenom II X2 555 Forum Intel core 2 duo e7300 vs amd phenom x2 555 3.2 Forum Phenom II x2 555 BE vs Phenom I x4 9850 Forum Athlon II x4 640 VS Phenom II x2 555 BE Forum Athlon II X4 640 Propus vs Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Forum AMD Phenom x2 555 BE vs Athlon II x4 635 Forum Phenom II x2 555BE vs. Athlon II x3 445 Forum AMD Phenom II X2 555 vs X3 740 Black Editions Forum Phenom II x2 555 vs Phenom II x3 720 vs Athlon II x4 635 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !