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Amd athlon ii x4 640 vs amd phenom ii x4 955

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September 20, 2010 5:24:53 PM

I'm looking to build a budget system, but I'm stuck on the cpu choice. I know the obvious difference is the lack of L3. However, on a performance scale for gaming/multitasking how do these two compare? Does anyone have a link where I can see the performance differences?

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September 20, 2010 5:29:59 PM

Here are several benchmarks comparing the two processors:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/122?vs=88&i=2.3....

I know it's the X4 635, not 640 but I guess they haven't benched the newer chip yet. Results shouldn't be too different though. I'd say you wouldn't notice too much of a difference unless you're doing really heavy encoding tasks etc. There shouldn't be too much difference in gaming performance aside from that caused by the different clock speeds.
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September 20, 2010 5:36:40 PM

Ya, I'm just wanting to be able to play games at high resolution on medium settings.
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September 20, 2010 5:58:32 PM

atleast 1600 though I prefer 1920. I will say this I only really play mmo's anymore. Most my singleplayer/shooters games are done on a console.
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September 20, 2010 6:08:41 PM

Ok, how about at stock speeds?
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September 20, 2010 6:27:13 PM

Ok, ya it's just I've never done an OC before. One last question how much of a difference do you think having an L3 cache makes for clock speeds of 3 ghz and up?
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September 20, 2010 6:39:28 PM

Ok, was just trying to justify spending the extra money on a phenom ii if the L3 cache really made a big difference. However, if it's a small difference I can easily use the saving for a better GPU to.
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September 20, 2010 6:48:55 PM

Ok, thanks. Guess all that's left is the mobo and a better GPU then.
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September 20, 2010 7:19:22 PM

zephyr948 said:
Ok, thanks. Guess all that's left is the mobo and a better GPU then.


If you need any advice on the above then feel free to post on these forums and someone will gladly help you :) 
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September 26, 2010 12:19:58 AM

Best answer selected by zephyr948.
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September 26, 2010 12:53:26 AM

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