An old debate maybe but i too am indecisive about these chips as im planning to build a new system based on one of these so which one should be my choice for latest games,crysis 2 and battlefield 3 in particular.......thx for your opinions in advance......:)............and yeah i wont be doing any oveclocking or core unlocking
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can the phenom II be unlocked to 4 cores :P, then that would be the better path
The Athlon II will have more power in games that use more than 2 cores. Like BF3. But, unlocking isn't hard at all, and I am sure you could do it.