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Is a8 3850 a good choice for a processor?? or phenom x4 955 is a better choice?

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July 31, 2011 8:53:13 AM
July 31, 2011 9:07:17 AM

saberxxx_yura said:
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It all depends on what you want. If you want a computer that uses the on chip video the newer chip is better all around, but if you plan on having a discrete card the new chips are worthless.
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July 31, 2011 9:19:26 AM

The A8 is currently the top of the line llano, it runs at 2.9GHz at around a tdp of 100W. It does not have a shared L3 cache like the Phenom ii X4 955. The only good point of the A8 3850 is that it has 400 Radeon Cores at 600MHz [Radeon HD 6550D]. Basically the A8 3850 is like Athlon II juiced with graphic powers. This is like entry level stuff, you have to wait for bulldozer for performance. If you're not getting a discrete graphic card then A8 is a good choice to start off your AMD build.
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July 31, 2011 9:21:48 AM

i want a gaming rig that will be used for a long time
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July 31, 2011 10:14:07 AM

The a8 3850 can only handle games that are on the older or less demanding side, buying it and then buying a video card would be a waste of money imo. I recommend the 955 with a video card, much more future proof if you are a gamer.
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July 31, 2011 11:54:55 AM

geotek said:
The a8 3850 can only handle games that are on the older or less demanding side, buying it and then buying a video card would be a waste of money imo. I recommend the 955 with a video card, much more future proof if you are a gamer.




ahhh now i know what is the use of llano processor hahaha

tnx for all of the answer
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August 8, 2011 1:04:04 PM

Best answer selected by saberxxx_yura.
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