Solved 720, 740, or 955? Tags: CPUs Phenom Last response: September 14, 2010 12:21 AM in CPUs Share RiJ September 13, 2010 4:56:52 AM Hey everyone, just wondering on what your guys opinons are on the Phenom II X3 720, 740, or the X4 955? I would be mostly gaming (Farcry 2, Metro, Crysis, MW2, etc.) What would be the best bang for buck? Thanks! More about : 720 740 955 mosox a b à CPUs September 13, 2010 8:08:11 AM The best bang for the buck is the Phenom II X3 740. If your games have quad core support you can also get the 955. RiJ September 13, 2010 9:38:57 PM So does the 740 out beat the 720 in performance? Haven't seen much for benches or anything like that for the 740. Related resources AMD Phenom II X3 740 - Forum M61PMV and Phenom II x4 955 95W - Forum Should I upgrade phenom ii x3 720 to x4 960T? - Forum X3 720 vs X4 640 vs X3 445? - Forum Core i5 or x3 720 ?? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution mosox a b à CPUs September 13, 2010 11:21:13 PM Share Of course it's better, it has a higher frequency, otherwise it's the same. Performance / Price for CPUs http://paulisageek.com/compare/cpu/ rolli59 a c 788 à CPUs September 13, 2010 11:58:33 PM I would get the 955BE. Reason it is a quad core. Chances are that you can unlock a X3 to a quad but not guaranteed. RiJ September 14, 2010 12:21:05 AM Best answer selected by RiJ. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWounded 955 or new 740 BE? ForumPhilips 720 & 740 webcam Optics ForumPII 720 & 5850 or PII 955 & 5770? ForumAMD Phenom II 955 or 720 ? Forum720 BE + Cooler or 955 Stock? ForumWill i5s drop the prices of 720 BE or 955 BE next week or two? ForumAMD Phenom II X3 720 or AMD Phenom II X4 955 ForumPhenom II 720 vs 955 ForumGTS 250 SLI with a PII X4 955 or 4890 with a PII X3 720 ? ForumTurboboost on asus notebook i7- 740 qm? ForumWhich laptop is more powerful asus 17 3 i7 qm 720 vs hp envy 17 3 i7 740 qm ForumI7- 740 QM maximum supported memory. ForumPSU Help ForumAMD athlon ll 445 X3 vs Phenom II X3 740 BE ForumAMD Phenom X4, 965 or 955 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !