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 158 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. 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. Related resources Intel Core i7-860 vs AMD X4 920 ( AM2 +) - Forum AM2 + vs . AM3 - Forum Socket A Sempron vs . Socket AM2 + Phenom - Forum X2 4000+ AM2 vs X2 4400+ AM2 Overclock - Forum am2 vs am2 + - 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 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..... NTuneR December 20, 2010 7:52:34 PM Best answer selected by NTuneR. Maziar a b à CPUs December 21, 2010 6:55:34 AM This topic has been closed by Maziar Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed outside input on 939 vs am2 upgrade. Forum780g motherboards vs . last gen AM2 + motherboards Forumceleron 420 (LGA) vs Sempron 3000+ ( AM2 ) Forum939 vs . AM2 on a tight budget ForumAMD 4800+ X2 939 @ 3GHZ VS AMD 6000+ X2 AM2 @ 3GHZ ForumC2D 1gb single-channel vs . AM2 X2 2gb dual-channel ForumUpgrading - AM2 vs Better 939 hardware PLEASE ADVISE ForumAM2 FX 62 2.8ghz vs AM2 5200 64 2.6ghz Forum[color=blue]Dual core today Quad core tommorow - AM2 VS 975X ForumAM2Board and CPU without crossfire VS non AM2 with Crossfire ForumA64 3000 S939 vs . A64 3000 AM2 vs . Pentium D 805 ForumAM2 vs Conroe Foruma QUICK am2 vs conroe vs 805 question. ForumPSU Help Forum[Solved] AM2 to AM2+ compatibility? CPU upgrade... More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !