A4-3400 Llano 2.7GHz 65W vs. Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz 95W? Tags: CPUs RAM AMD Last response: January 4, 2012 1:17 AM in CPUs Share raven1970 January 3, 2012 6:08:58 PM Considering two different routes on budget system. It is all coming down to CPU/Mobo at this point and trying to understand which would give more bang for the buck? Cost is very close to not be a factor. Thanks in advance. AMD A4-3400 Llano 2.7GHz Socket FM1 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6410D AD3400OJGXBOX (Model:AD3400OJGXBOX) BIOSTAR A55MH FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard (Model:A55MH) 16GB RAM max vs. AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX455WFGMBOX BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard (integrated ATI Radeon HD 4250) 8GB RAM max Again, budget system with very little intent to upgrade. Possibly upgrade graphics and RAM at some point. Both systems will be starting with 4GB RAM. More about : 3400 llano 7ghz 65w athlon 455 rana 3ghz 95w truegenius a b à CPUs January 3, 2012 7:08:52 PM 1st sys for graphics 2nd sys for cpu 2nd is my choice (as you will add a graphics card latter) m 0 l jaguarskx a c 480 à CPUs a c 122 À AMD January 4, 2012 1:17:10 AM If you want to play games without installing a video card, then Llano would be the better choice. If you are doing CPU intensive tasks, then the Athlon II would be a little better. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can a AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz CPU run ubuntu? Forum SolvedAMD Athlon II x3 455 3.3GHz Possible bottleneck Forum AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Forum AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana overclocking issues Forum SolvedAMD Athlon II X2 270 VS AMD Athlon II X3 455 VS AMD A4-5300 Trinity Forum SolvedAMD Athlon II X3 455 vs Phenom II 955 Forum Athlon II x3 440 OC to 3.3ghz vs Phenom x4 9950 Black Edition 2.6ghz Forum AMD Phenom II X2 55 BE vs Athlon II X3 455 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !