Hi all, I'm building a very tight, absolute $400 build for a friend. I am hoping someone can give me some insight as to whether a G620 is genuinely a better build than the X3 455, I see that benchmarks claim the G620 is slightly better for gaming, but it's only 2 core and no hyperthreading and a lot of games these days require 4 cores..which has me skeptical as to whether or not it can run BF3 at high settings.
With the G620 I have PCIE 3.0, latest 7000 series card, and a socket that is future proof. But with the AMD there's another core to possibly unlock, possible over clocking, twice the ram, no PCIE 3.0, dead socket.
Most games still only run on 2 cores, very few games actually utilize all four cores. Btw you don't get PCIe 3.0 with 620, but you won't need it anyways. And socket is not future proof, nothing in the computer world is.
BF3 is one of that games that likes more cpu. I cant find a x3 455 benchmark but the phenom 720 x3 gets about 55fps and from what I can find the g620 gets about the same. I have to beleive the athlon should score nearly the same also due to the clock advantage it has. Looks like you get to flip a coin. LoL
Go with that. Its a bit more but has a $10 dollar MIR which makes it $34.99 instead making it $5 bucks more yet much better quality. I use these at work in our builds and overall we have had very little issues with them going bad. If they do, 99% of the time its due to the customer having bad power in their home/office.