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February 9, 2012 9:39:22 PM

How do you feel about this CPU? It has a great price, but does the raw performance reflect the specs? I am looking for a budget AM3 CPU. Is this my magic pill, or will a Phenom give better results. Thanks in advance for your advice.

455 Rana
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103911

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February 9, 2012 9:59:28 PM

It's pretty good.
Is it for gaming? Home office work?
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February 9, 2012 10:11:06 PM

The phenoms are worth it if you are gaming but the athlon IIs are pretty good cpus for general use and productivity use.
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February 9, 2012 11:14:21 PM

It's going to be a budget gaming rig. How much of a "performance vs. price" boost are we looking at with a Phenom compared to the Athlon II? I'm looking for real-world performance, not what AMD says the clock speed is.
February 10, 2012 12:34:16 AM

Thanks for the feedback, but what does that 10% mean for actual performance? Example: Will that 10% give a few extra FPS in a game, or when rendering a video? What I'm asking is (in your opinion) does that 10% performance boost justify the price increase?
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February 10, 2012 1:11:58 AM

Well the link shows the 10% does matter if you check the gaming fps. All depends on what you are willing to pay and your budget I guess.
February 10, 2012 1:34:04 AM

New budget build or upgrading an old machine?
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