It seems that the PII X3 740BE... w/tax and shipping, goes over the price I would pay for a Athlon II X4 w/tax and shipping.(Watching out for my wallet lol) So is the triple core Phenom II better than the quad core Athlon?
Hmmm....I was talking to my friend the other day. He was planning to save up for a Phenom II X4 955....but he said it was going to be awhile....so I'm not sure if its worth it now to buy him a Athlon II X3/X4, since he's planning to buy the Phenom II X4 later on. Would this be a wise choice to give him before his planned upgrade to a Phenom II x4?
If he gets a lesser CPU as a gift he might get disappointed not having the 955BE down the road. Why do you not just give him the money towards his future purchase and therefore speed up his purchase date.