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... m 0 l photonboy a c 270 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. m 0 l Related resources Help Choosing Athlon vs Phenom - Forum Athlon II 630 x4 vs phenom II 720 x3 - Forum Phenom x2 vs athlon x4 - Forum Did I make the right choice? Athlon X3 over Phenom X2 - Forum Phenom II x2 555 vs Phenom II x3 720 vs Athlon II x4 635 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer HEXiT a c 152 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. m 0 l simon12 a c 107 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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Phenom II 550 to Athlon x3 450 Forum Athlon II X3 vs Phenom II X2 Forum Athlon X2 5200+ vs Phenom X6 1045t Forum Athlon vs Phenom Forum Phenom II X2 550 or Athlon II X4 620? Forum Phenom II X2 or Athlon II X4? Forum Noticeable difference between x2 3.4 and athlon 2.6? Forum Phenom II vs Athlon II Forum Phenom II x2 555 or Athlon II 620? Forum Which is better phenom II X2 or athlon ii x4 Forum Amd ii x4 Phenom or Athlon Forum Athlon II x2 or phenom x4[not phenom ii] Forum Phenom II x2 555 or Athlon II x4 640 solution Athlon x3 455 vs Phenom x2 555 Forum Athlon II x3 or Phenom II x2? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !