Solved Should I go for Athlon x4 or the Phenom x4 Tags: CPUs Cache Phenom Last response: September 13, 2011 4:47 PM in CPUs Share ervinelim September 13, 2011 2:23:30 PM The only thing the phenom has different is because of it's L3 cache. What should I buy? I'm thinking of Athlon but please help me my friends ^_^ More about : athlon phenom Best solution FinneousPJ a b à CPUs September 13, 2011 2:43:49 PM The L3 cache will boost the Phenom's performance, as will the unlocked multiplier of a Black Edition. I think they're priced similarly. Almost no reason not to go for the Phenom. nitesh45 September 13, 2011 3:02:06 PM Well the phenom is a lot better but if you want it a lot cheaper go with the athlon but thats only if your on a true budget but if you not the phenom is a very good with its high cache or you could wait for bd or get a i5 2500k Related resources AMD Athlon II X4 640 vs AMD Phenom II X4 965 - Forum Is it worth the upgrade? Athlon x4 620 to Phenom x4 965 BE - Forum Athlon ii x4 vs Phenom ii x4 - Forum Unlocking Athlon II X3 455 to Phenom II X4 B55 - Forum If an Athlon ii x4 @2.8ghz works in my motherboard will a Phenom ii x4 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ervinelim September 13, 2011 3:03:07 PM Best answer selected by ervinelim. geekapproved a b à CPUs September 13, 2011 4:47:46 PM The X4 955BE is on sale all the time at Newegg for $105, so there's no reason to go Athlon II. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAMD Athlon II x2 220 --> AMD phenom II x4 965? Some help needed. ForumAMD Athlon x2 2.7GHz or AMD Phenom x4 9550+ 2.2GHz for BF3? ForumUpgrade from Athlon II x4 640 to Phenom II x6 1090t? ForumAthlon II X4 big difference to Phenom II X6? ForumUpgrade from Athlon ii x3 445 to phenom ii x4 or x6 worth it? ForumPhenom vs athlon - x4 debate ForumPhenom ii x4 945 vs Athlon ii x4 635 ForumPSU Help ForumGames For Amd Athlon II X4 Processor Forum[Solved] Phenom X925 reports as 2.2 ghz Forum[Solved] Should not buy AMD over Intel? ForumShould I replace my PSU? Forum[Solved] Upgrading advice needed Thanks! :) Forum[Solved] Core 2 Duo E4500 2.12 or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ ForumShould I upgrade my AMD Athlon II 160u 1.8 GHz to Phenom II? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !