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. 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? Related resources Unlocking Athlon II X3 455 to Phenom II X4 B55 - Forum AMD Phenom II X2 55 BE vs Athlon II X3 455 - Forum Phenom ii x3 720 or athlon ii x3 455 for Gaming ? - Forum AMD FX 4100 vs Phenom II x4 965 ? - Forum Can the Athlon II X3 455 really turn out to be Phenom II X4 B55? - 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. 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... 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumOverclocking Phenom II X4 965 ForumAmd Phenom ii x4 BE 965 or FX 8320 ForumAMD A6-3650, Phenom II X4 965 or an FX 4100 ForumAthlon II X3 455 @ 3975mhz- any point trying to unlock 4th core? ForumAthlon II X3 440 vs . Phenom II X4 955 L3 cache performance ForumAthlon ii x3 450 upgrade or not? ForumAthlon ii x3 455 Overclocking Help ForumAthlon ii x3 455 overclocking failure. ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question ForumAthlon II x4 635 (2.9ghz) bottleneck? ForumPhenom 955 PSU? Forum[Solved] 1.43v too high? 965 Forum[Solved] Athlon II x3 455 ForumAMD Phenom II 955 Quad core (3.29GHz) or i3-2100 (3.1GHz)? Forum[Solved] AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition Question More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !