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I3 530 Vs Phenom x2 555

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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?
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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.
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).
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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Here's a set of CPU benchmarks for WoW, but it's outdated with no 530 listed.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...

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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.
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