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August 25, 2010 6:54:41 AM

Hello,

I am a novice in PC World. Would like to know if Phenom II X2 - 550 is better than other Dual core CPUs like i3 and Athlon II X2???

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August 25, 2010 7:46:59 AM

It is definately better than an Athlon x 2 but straight out of the box not quite as good as an i3
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August 25, 2010 9:49:02 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
Here are some good reviews which will help you judge its performance
http://www.guru3d.com/article/athlon-ii-x2-250-and-phen...
"For AMD this means this is the fastest dual-core processor to date, and for that 102 USD it is just a really okay processor running all the latest applications and games just fine and dandy. Realistically the difference in-between the X2 250 and X2 550 performance wise is roughly 10%. The one thing that this article showed was that for gamers, the Phenom II X2 processor definitely is the way to go.

More interesting I find to be the fact that the Phenom II X2 550 BE is coming awfully close in performance to the 165 USD Core 2 Duo E8400 processor from Intel"

http://www.techspot.com/review/171-amd-phenomx2-athlonx...
"The Phenom II X2 550 will be particularly appealing to gamers as it was considerably faster than the Core 2 Duo E7400. It also managed to deliver roughly the same level of gaming performance
as the Phenom II X4 910. So the Phenom II X2 550 makes real sense for gamers on a budget as it allows them to spend more money where it's really needed, like on a more powerful GPU, for example. "

It performs better than Ahtlon II X2, and as for i3,it depends on the model but the performance difference isn't huge.
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August 25, 2010 10:07:16 AM

Maziar said:
Hello and welcome to the forums
Here are some good reviews which will help you judge its performance
http://www.guru3d.com/article/athlon-ii-x2-250-and-phen...
"For AMD this means this is the fastest dual-core processor to date, and for that 102 USD it is just a really okay processor running all the latest applications and games just fine and dandy. Realistically the difference in-between the X2 250 and X2 550 performance wise is roughly 10%. The one thing that this article showed was that for gamers, the Phenom II X2 processor definitely is the way to go.

More interesting I find to be the fact that the Phenom II X2 550 BE is coming awfully close in performance to the 165 USD Core 2 Duo E8400 processor from Intel"

http://www.techspot.com/review/171-amd-phenomx2-athlonx...
"The Phenom II X2 550 will be particularly appealing to gamers as it was considerably faster than the Core 2 Duo E7400. It also managed to deliver roughly the same level of gaming performance
as the Phenom II X4 910. So the Phenom II X2 550 makes real sense for gamers on a budget as it allows them to spend more money where it's really needed, like on a more powerful GPU, for example. "

It performs better than Ahtlon II X2, and as for i3,it depends on the model but the performance difference isn't huge.



Thanks Maziar and Simon12..........

Can you suggest a good mother board to go with it......i am thinking of taking a Gigabyte 880G with SB710. my Budget is ~$200 for both CPU and MoBo.
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August 25, 2010 12:05:06 PM

srinivasuraju said:
How is it different from Gigabyte 880G???

What's the exact model ?
August 25, 2010 12:12:02 PM

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M4A785TD-V EVO


Does it support HDMI, DVI, SPDIF??/
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August 25, 2010 12:14:26 PM

Quote:
M4A785TD-V EVO

I meant the Gigabyte model that OP was considering
August 25, 2010 12:16:22 PM

Maziar said:
I meant the Gigabyte model that OP was considering



GA-880GM-UD2H
August 25, 2010 12:34:54 PM

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also spdif and optical audio with 7.1 channel audio
6 usb 2.0
5 sata 2.0
gigabit lan



It doesnt have Dolby Support.........
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August 25, 2010 1:47:05 PM

srinivasuraju said:
GA-880GM-UD2H

The difference is that the ASUS model is ATX(whereas the Gigabyte one is micro ATX), the ASUS model supports 6gb/S and has a better OC'ng potential
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