Phenom II x4 965 vs Athlon II x3 455 Tags: CPUs Unlock Quad Core Phenom Last response: June 14, 2011 2:06 AM in CPUs Share zankuto June 13, 2011 10:45:34 PM If I take a Athlon II X3 455 3.3ghz and unlock it into a quadcore how would it perform vs a Phenom II X4 965 3.4ghz? No overclocking taken into account. Im indecisive between these two. I need it to run 4gigs of DDR3 1600mhz and a HD6850. More about : phenom 965 athlon 455 ghnader hsmithot a b à CPUs June 13, 2011 10:49:01 PM Hi zankuto! the Phenom II X4 hands down. However we could say that Tomshardware has stated many times that the budget cpu is still athlon II X3. So it depends on budget really. m 0 l zankuto June 13, 2011 10:56:29 PM ghnader hsmithot said:Hi zankuto! the Phenom II X4 hands down. However we could say that Tomshardware has stated many times that the budget cpu is still athlon II X3. So it depends on budget really. Phenom II 965. Any phenom better for the price/performance sweet spot? m 0 l Related resources Unlocking Athlon II X3 455 to Phenom II X4 B55 - Forum Can the Athlon II X3 455 really turn out to be Phenom II X4 B55? - Forum AMD Athlon II X3 455 vs Phenom II 955 - Forum AMD Phenom II X2 55 BE vs Athlon II X3 455 - Forum Athlon II x3 460 or Phenom II x4 965? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ghnader hsmithot a b à CPUs June 13, 2011 10:58:14 PM Phenom II X4 965 is still a great budget cpu. m 0 l dokk2 June 13, 2011 11:29:26 PM If you can get the 955 quad core they overclock to 965 speeds easily and are cheaper too... m 0 l Stardude82 a b à CPUs June 14, 2011 2:06:24 AM I'd play around with Aanand's benchmarks, they don't have exactly what you are talking about but you can make inferences: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/202?vs=102 The 6850 is quite a bit slower than the 5870... so I'd expect the FPS differences to be less in a fight between the 2 CPUs. I'd get the 955 BE which is on sale at NEWEGG (USA) for $104. It's trivial to get it up to the 965's speed. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAthlon II X3 460 vs. Phenom II X4 955 BE gaming help! Forum SolvedPhenom ii 555 x2 be vs phenom ii 710 x3 vs athlon ii 620 x4 -- best for gaming? Forum SolvedAMD Athlon X3 445 vs Phenom II X4 955 BE Forum SolvedAthlon II X3 440 vs Phenom II X4 955 Price/Performance Forum SolvedPhenom ii x3 720 or athlon ii x3 455 for Gaming ? Forum SolvedAmd athlon II x4 760k vs Phenom II x4 965 with HD7770 Forum SolvedAMD Athlon II X2 270 VS AMD Athlon II X3 455 VS AMD A4-5300 Trinity Forum Athlon II X3 440 vs. Phenom II X4 955 L3 cache performance Forum Phenom II x2 555 vs Phenom II x3 720 vs Athlon II x4 635 Forum Athlon II x3 440 OC to 3.3ghz vs Phenom x4 9950 Black Edition 2.6ghz Forum Athlon II X4 vs Phenom II X3 or x2 Forum Comparison: Athlon ii x3 435 vs unlocked 435 vs. genuine Phenom ii x4 Forum AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE vs AMD Athlon II X4 630 Forum Athlon II 630 x4 vs phenom II 720 x3 Forum Athlon II X4 vs Phenom X3 vs Phenom X2 vs Athlon II Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !