AMD Athlon II X3 or X4? help plz Tags: New Build AMD Motherboards Socket Systems Product Last response: July 23, 2010 6:04 PM in Systems Share Goofy Goof July 23, 2010 6:02:22 PM building 1st pc i am looking to buy the AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX440WFGIBOX and MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... or should i upgrade to a AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor ADX630WFGIBOX but keep the same mother board? http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... would that be worth the extra $23 I plan to use this pc for Graphic Design Software ex. Photoshop, Illustraotr, Flash, etc. More about : amd athlon plz banthracis a b V Motherboard July 23, 2010 6:04:04 PM For workstation task's a quad core is better than a tri core. Some x3's will unlock to an x4, but it's not worth taking the chance. Neither CPU is ideal though. FIll out form in sticky, link in sig if you want better advice. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Amd Athlon II x3 435 to Phenom II x4 B35 Help!! Forum SolvedAMD Athlon X3 445 vs Phenom II X4 955 BE Forum SolvedAthlon II X3 460 vs. Phenom II X4 955 BE gaming help! Forum SolvedUnlock 4th core amd athlon ii x3 help Forum Amd athlon II x3 450 oc vs x4 640 Forum AMD athlon ii x3 445 unlocking to phenom x4 failed... Forum AMd phenom ii x4 or amd athlon ii x3? Forum AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE vs AMD Athlon II X4 630 Forum Overclocking AMD ATHLON II X3 425 2.7 to PHENOM II X4 2.7 Forum AMD Phenom II X3 720 or AMD Athlon II X4 630? Forum Overclocking AMD Athlon II X3 440 Help Forum SolvedOverclocking the AMD Athlon II X4 635 help? Forum AMD Athlon ii x3 455 Cache Unlocking Help Please? Forum Solvedathlon II x3 440 (unlocked) vs athlon x4 740/750/760 Forum HELP!!!! My AMD Athlon II x3 Temperature just went to over 100C Forum New AMD Athlon II X3 440 Freezing Problem! Please Help Forum Overclocking amd athlon ii x3 425 help Forum SolvedWhich will be better for gaming? Athlon ii 435 x3 or phenom ii 545/550 x2 ? Plz Forum AMD Phenom ii X4 960t question. Plz Help Forum Solved(Athlon II X3 to Core i3) or stick to AM3 (Phenom, Athlon X4) etc. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !