Closed AM2 vs AM2+ Tags: CPUs Core Phenom Last response: December 21, 2010 6:55 AM in CPUs Share NTuneR December 20, 2010 10:25:38 AM I need to know if this is a good upgrade: From Athlon 64 X2 6000+, AM2 To AMD Phenom II X4 2.80GHz, AM2+ Plz don't suggest an alternative core, because of where I live I have few choices. I can't get a quad with a higher clock speed, but it has L3 cache so is it better the the duel core? and if so how much better? Thanks! More about : am2 am2 o1die a c 159 à CPUs December 20, 2010 12:12:54 PM You may not notice much difference; depends on what you use your system for. List your complete system specs; more ram or a newer video card may improve performance more. Score 0 cube069 December 20, 2010 1:02:37 PM Yeah, I think it's solid upgrade and you will probably see a difference but that depends on what you're using your computer for. Score 0 Related resources AMD AM2+ VS AM3+ question - Forum AMD Athlon II x2 250 vs AM2+ Phenom x4 BE - Forum Major System Upgrade - AM2+ vs AM3 - Forum Unnecessary CPU pins, AM2 vs AM3? - Forum Am2+ x2 7750 vs 939 x2 4200 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution jj463rd a b à CPUs December 20, 2010 1:32:15 PM It looks to me like the Phenom II X4 920 @ 2.8 Ghz. Here are some benchmarks. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/28?vs=81 It looks like a worthy upgrade (not quite as much for some games though but a definite improvement and a significant improvement in other applications). Too bad that you can't get the faster 3.0 Ghz Phenom II X4 940 BE Share NTuneR December 20, 2010 7:52:18 PM Thanks so much for the input guys, very helpful comments! I got good news i was able to acquire the last Phenom II X4 940 3GHz AM2+ L3 6MB, Black Edition from a small local store. It was probably the last AM2+ processor in the city, lol. So I still get the full 3.0Ghz when I play games that use 2 cores, now I get 2 extra cores for GTAIV and Battlefield Bad company 2, and general system stuff. hhhhmmm I hope Handbrake works with 4 cores..... Score 0 NTuneR December 20, 2010 7:52:34 PM Best answer selected by NTuneR. Score 0 Maziar a b à CPUs December 21, 2010 6:55:34 AM This topic has been closed by Maziar Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Socket am2 vs am3 backwards Forum Am2+ vs am3 Forum 700 vs 800 vs AM2+ Forum MSI K9A Platinum vs AM2 Phenom Forum AM2+ vs AM3 for an AM3 CPU Forum Am2+ vs AM2 Forum Intel Core i7-860 vs AMD X4 920 (AM2+) Forum Socket am2 vs am2 Forum AM2+ vs. AM3 Forum Am2 vs am3 socket Forum Motherboard upgrade AM3 vs AM2+ Forum AM3 vs AM2+ Forum AM2 vs AM2+ and XP vs Vista Forum Phenom II 720 x3 AM3 vs 940 x4 AM2+ for gaming Forum [AM2+ X4 940, DDR2] vs [X3 720, DDR3] vs [2 Duo E8500, DDR2] Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !