AMD A8 X4 3850 OR AMD Phenom II X4 955

Need advice please. What are yous thoughts and experience?
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  1. The X4 945 would be a better buy. However, the A8 3850 is both a CPU and GPU, but it's CPU performs like an Athlon II.
  2. It's called the A8-3850, there's no X4 in there.

    What do you plan to do with the system?
  3. It's called the A8-3850, there's no X4 in there. -> But it's got 4 cores (X4)
    I'm going to use it mostly for entertainment plus some virtualization.
    Maybe a bit of cad.
  4. My bad ;P
  5. voice820 said:
    It's called the A8-3850, there's no X4 in there. -> But it's got 4 cores (X4)
    I'm going to use it mostly for entertainment plus some virtualization.
    Maybe a bit of cad.


    As a CPU, the A8 is less powerful than the X4-955. But it does have the advantage of good integrated graphics, whereas with the Phenom you would have to buy a discrete GPU.

    Tough choice.
  6. I plan to use crossfire/sli anyway, maybe that's gonna help.
  7. Then it's a no-brainer. AM3/3+ mobo with a Phenom II now, and a Bulldozer later.
  8. Kool, thanks
  9. Since you're going to Crossfire/SLI two discrete graphics cards, then GO FOR the Phenom ii x4, no questions. The GPU in the AMD A8 will go to a waste anyways since your computer wont use it since you're planning on using a discrete graphics card. Plus, the phenom 2 performs much better than the A8.
    If this helped, don't forget to rate as best answer :)
  10. This is a discussion, I'm fairly sure he can't rate it as best answer.
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