Athlon II X4 640 3.0 or Phenom II X4 810 2.6

Hello brothers

Phenom II X4 810 Deneb 2.6GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=19-103-650


Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103871

I'm leaning towards the Phenom, since it offers L3, and it's more future proof in my head


What will perform better? I haven't been keeping up with AMD as I was a few years back


Mainly play valve games, (tf2, l4d2, gmod,) & GTA
crysis, whatever now and then
1080p


Appreciate it
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  1. phenom for sure.
  2. If you're overclocking, definitely the Phenom. If not, the Athlon will typically be a tad quicker.
  3. Very helpful
    Anthlon it is

    will keep anandtech in bookmarks
  4. Dekasav said:
    If you're overclocking, definitely the Phenom. If not, the Athlon will typically be a tad quicker.


    are you just making this crap up or do you have proof?

    hi-tech legion reviewed both CPUS and got similar OC in both processors

    http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/processors/213-p2am3s?start=16

    http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/processors/3762-amd-athlon-ii-x4-640-processor-review?start=14
  5. ct1615 said:
    are you just making this crap up or do you have proof?

    hi-tech legion reviewed both CPUS and got similar OC in both processors

    http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/processors/213-p2am3s?start=16

    http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/processors/3762-amd-athlon-ii-x4-640-processor-review?start=14

    I think he meant that the Phenom will perform slightly better when both is OCed to the same clocks due to L3.

    But Id take the Athlon over the Phenom even if youre OCing, the 810's crippled L3 barely does anything; and the Athlon being a C3 part, will run cooler while having a higher OC.
  6. Best answer selected by wwjoeyd.
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