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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Intel G620 or AMD athlon II X3 Forum Amd Athlon II x3 435 to Phenom II x4 B35 Help !! Forum Athlon II X3 460 vs. Phenom II X4 955 BE gaming help ! Forum Which will be better for gaming? Athlon ii 435 x3 or phenom ii 545/550 x2 ? Plz Forum How to Ask For Build Advice Forum READ THIS before posting about boot/no video problems! Forum Why does my AMD Athlon II X4 630 seem slow to start applications? Forum Amd athlon II x3 450 oc vs x4 640 Forum AMD PhenomII X3 710(720BE) 3core --> 4core PhenomII X4 920 Forum Upgrade from Athlon ii x3 445 to phenom ii x4 or x6 worth it? Forum AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE vs AMD Athlon II X4 630 Forum Athlon II X4 or X3 Forum Phenom II x3 720 or Athlon II x4 630 Forum Athlon II X4 vs Phenom X3 vs Phenom X2 vs Athlon II Forum How to unlock AMD Athlon II x3 450 to AMD Phenom B50 x4 Forum How to overclock an AMD Athlon II X3 445 CPU Forum AMD II X3 or X4 ? Forum Gaming Build: Budget $2,300 Forum $600 gaming build need help Forum AMD DRAGON FINISHED Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !