i am currently using a phenom2 550, all i have to say is that the athlon2 x3 440/450 is better than both in terms of bang for buck.. and all 3 of my friends who have it unlocked it succesfully to an x4. if u change ur mboard later there is a high chance u r getting a x4 out of it.
I also agree with greghome.The AM2+ Phenom II X4 940 BE is a great inexpensive powerful quad core CPU.I have one in one of my systems.Bang per buck it's one of the best right now for cost vs performance.
December 5, 2010 12:25:42 AM
Athlon Hands down. Will beat the Phenom in anything that uses more than 2 cores.
a little research before you post goes a long way into the difference between actual facts and incorrect opinions.
Apologies to the OP for giving false information. I have read that article before but must have misread those paragraphs or for some reason thought that in BC2 clock speed correlated to amount of cores... my mistake . Ct, can you find any other games that would benefit from having the Phenom over the Athlon? As the OP plays GTA IV, i still back the Athlon.