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Intel pentium g 630 vs amd athlon ii x2 250

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June 27, 2012 9:00:53 AM

Hello,
I need help choosing between these two CPUs!
Can someone help?
And will the G630 slow down my gaming performance? I am buying a HD 6770.
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June 27, 2012 11:03:56 AM

no, the pentium won't slow down gaming performance.
either cpu would be fine with a hd 6770.
i personally prefer pentium as you can upgrade to a core i5 later on if you like.
if you go with athlon, you should select a good am3+motherboard that can support am3+ cpus.
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June 27, 2012 11:31:44 AM

Well given that the Pentium chip is way better than the athlon, i'd suggest u get the G630 without 2nd thought :) 
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June 27, 2012 11:46:03 AM

Custom PC built a budget rig a while ago where they used a G620 (close enough) for the CPU. The rig was capable of playing Skyrim at 1080p with decent fps, so I would say go for the G630. As mentioned above, it also keeps open the option for upgrading in the future. Which the Athlon doesn't (or at least limits in comparison to the G630).
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June 28, 2012 9:17:52 AM

Thanks guys and I am thinking about the G630 because the board I am buying with it will support the Ivy Bridge then I'll upgrade! P.S the Pentium processor says that it supports up to DDR3 1066 RAM but the board says up to DDR3 1333 but I'm buying 4gb DDR3 1333! Well it underclock for the CPU or stay the same for the mobo???
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June 28, 2012 10:08:13 AM

since the memory controller is inside the cpu, the ram will run at the speed specified by the cpu spec.
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July 1, 2012 7:13:36 PM

Thank you!
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July 1, 2012 7:14:19 PM

Best answer selected by sr3genki.
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