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.
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.
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?