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May 22, 2011 11:25:04 AM

which CPU is better, AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition or Intel Core i3 2100? and is there a BIG difference between them? (apart from the number of cores)

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May 22, 2011 11:34:45 AM

i3 2100 is actually 2 cores with hyper threading. You can overclock the black edition, but not the i3. Which if you do then AMD is the better choice. If you dont then go for the cheap one. Either one is good, this case, AMD.
May 22, 2011 11:36:23 AM

Thank you, the computer will be used for, web browsing, listen to music, and playing games such as Minecraft.
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May 22, 2011 11:39:13 AM

So should I go with AMD?
May 22, 2011 11:48:39 AM

Ok thank you, which would you say is the best all round CPU? If you had the money what would you buy. Are they both good enough for everyday tasks?
May 22, 2011 11:53:59 AM


Thanks for the suggestion, what do you think of this setup..

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition or Intel Core i3 2100
Asus M4A87TD USB3
4GB DDR3 1333mhz (2x 2GB)
Nvidia GeForcre GT220 (i don't need a very powerful GPU as i'm not going to be playing graphic intensive games).
500GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s
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May 22, 2011 11:58:41 AM

If you don't need more than a GT220 then you most likely don't need more than an Athlon x3 if you want to save some money.
May 22, 2011 12:51:17 PM

How do i know if its a 7200rpm? as it doesn't say, it just says "500GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s"
May 22, 2011 12:53:03 PM

Oh nevermind it is a 7200rpm just never read the details properly.
May 22, 2011 2:30:09 PM

One more question, which CPU is actually "faster"
May 22, 2011 2:55:43 PM

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depends what you are talking about, overall though the 955 is faster.

What i mean is what one will open up programs faster and better at multi-tasking, i know the Phenom has 4 cores but the i3 has hyperthreading.
May 22, 2011 3:03:23 PM

You would not notice any particular program running faster with either or. If thats your concern, then I highly suggest a SSD, that is really fast. So put your money on an SSD, they are not cheap.
May 22, 2011 3:10:29 PM

maverick knight said:
You would not notice any particular program running faster with either or. If thats your concern, then I highly suggest a SSD, that is really fast. So put your money on an SSD, they are not cheap.

ahh i see, thank you.
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May 23, 2011 12:18:30 PM

The Asus M4A87TD USB3 is AM3. The motherboard that maverick knight labeled as AM3+ is actually AM3 and has not been confirmed as supporting future processors.

This GB *Black Socket* motherboard (at $105) is AM3+ as are these motherboards.

AM3+ motherboards will provide AMD Bulldozer Zambezi processor support. There are AM3 motherboards with that capability available from MSI and Asus if you are so interested.
May 23, 2011 5:37:40 PM

wisecracker is right about AM3+, my bad for the mistake. However, the mobo that I suggested is compatible with the Phenom II 955.
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