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August 11, 2010 8:10:23 AM

Which is better for gaming?
August 11, 2010 8:20:52 AM

The RANA x3 440 would be my prefered chip.
Phenom is later technology but I prefer not to go dual core for gaming anymore.
The 440 is a sweet spot for gaming - the cores are a good speed (3ghz) and you have all you need. Nowadays 2 is not enough but 4 is not required, so when on a budget the 440 is perfect
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August 11, 2010 8:23:25 AM

yup, I just doubled back to check something,
but I'd go for either a 435 or 440 on a budget/lowmid system
3.5Ghz on a 435 with four cores on stock cooler for not much money :) 
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August 11, 2010 8:38:05 AM

are you talking about an original athlon, or an athlon II?

it depends specifically what chip you are talking about. generally, phenoms are better for gaming, but in situations where the athlon II has more cores available in a game that will utilize them, its going to pull ahead.

if its an original athlon, then yeah its inferior.
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August 11, 2010 8:40:50 AM

Over a spread of current and incoming games the Rana 440 arguably offers the best bang for buck period for a pure gaming rig. Some games like GTAIV, Dragons Age, the ones below, etc (and ever growing) literally become less playable on dual cores and it's not like the Rana 4xx series are anywhere near a significant top up $$ wise over Regor 2xx (and even cheaper than Callisto 5xx) hehe

Data taken off a Romanian bench but who cares it's all good : CPU scaling, GTX 460


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August 11, 2010 8:41:54 AM

I believe he actually means Athlon II and Phenom II
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August 11, 2010 8:54:16 AM

Yes i mean athlon 2 and phenom 2
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August 11, 2010 11:07:43 AM

Yeh wala third hai!!!
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August 14, 2010 5:47:47 PM

Best answer selected by Dibakar1236.
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