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Phenom ii 555 x2 be vs phenom ii 710 x3 vs athlon ii 620 x4 -- best for gaming?

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August 15, 2010 7:24:45 AM

I am going to buy a budget gaming pc.i found 3 processors suits me but don't know which one is best for gaming. Phenom ii 555 x2 be or phenom ii 710 x3 or athlon ii 620 x4. Please help.

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August 15, 2010 8:37:27 AM

The Phenom II X2 555 BE will be the fastest for older games and ones which use two cores, newer games or games which can use three cores the Phenom II X3 710 will have the edge, and games like GTA IV or heavy CPU games the Athlon II X4 620 will be best.
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August 15, 2010 9:06:21 AM

I recently wen through a similar process with my HTPC/light gaming rig.

i settled on the athlon II. my reasoning being that most games coming out in the future will utilize the extra cores, older ones that don't will still run fine on it, whereas the 550 may run those older games a little better, it may end up rendering newer ones laggy or unplayable.
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August 15, 2010 7:14:51 PM

Best answer selected by Dibakar1236.
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