Can someone plz explain this to me? Tags: CPUs Phenom Product Last response: April 24, 2011 1:00 PM in CPUs Share Tohst April 24, 2011 5:36:53 AM Why is there such a difference in price between Athlon dual cores and Phenom cores? They both have dual-cores and about the same GHz, and sometimes the Athlons have more Ghz. Example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... VS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Why the difference in price? More about : plz explain j0K3rsa April 24, 2011 6:38:18 AM I am not sure, but after checking out the links, the Gigahertz at which the Phenom runs, is higher. The cache is bigger(Athlon=2X 1MB L2 CAHCE/Phenom=6MB). So, the Phenom would be the better CPU. I'm sorry. Ive always been an Intel oke... photonboy a b à CPUs April 24, 2011 7:31:55 AM You need to compare the BENCHMARKS. A different architecture can run more efficiently at the same speed. Some CPU's are more power efficient. Some can be overclocked better. When I bought my PC less about 8 months ago the Intel i5-750 could not be touched for the price. Related resources C2D Steppings? New Ones Coming? Explain To Me Plz ! - Forum Plz explain for me - Forum Please can someone explain this to me !!?? - Forum Can someone explain this to me ? - Forum Can someone explain Crossfire to me ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer HEXiT a b à CPUs April 24, 2011 7:55:28 AM newer tech, smaller dye, overall better performance per watt. all contribute to higher price of what may look at first as inferior but 1s in the machine will be better. simon12 a c 92 à CPUs April 24, 2011 12:47:22 PM When comparing these 2 The Athlon is the older C2 stepping and the Phenom is C3 & has 6Mb L3 cache when the Athlon has none. Better value than either are the Athlon x3s & x4s ghnader hsmithot a b à CPUs April 24, 2011 1:00:45 PM photonboy said:You need to compare the BENCHMARKS. A different architecture can run more efficiently at the same speed. Some CPU's are more power efficient. Some can be overclocked better. When I bought my PC less about 8 months ago the Intel i5-750 could not be touched for the price. Actually the Athlon II and Phenom II are both the same type of architecture(K10 architecture).They just have differences in cache. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMy 2 SBLive Value's are different. Plz explain ForumCan someone explain this to me ? ForumCan someone explain sound cards to me ? ForumCan someone explain OEM to me please ForumCan someone explain /clear this up for me ? ForumPLZ EXPLAIN TO ME ForumCan someone explain to me what latency means? ForumCan someone explain to me the $116 difference? ForumCan someone explain the PSU "rails" to me ? ForumSomeone explain GTX650Ti to me please Forum1:1 ratio can someone pls explain it to me ForumCan someone explain how 2 HDs in raid 0 and 1 storage hard drive work ForumUpgrade My Comp. ForumWould you trust this PSU? Forum[Solved] Will this HD 6870 fit in Antec Three Hundred?? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !