Phenom x3 vs phenom x4 more ghz vs more cores

Phenom x3 @ 2.1ghz vs phenom x4 @ 1.8ghz

Which one is better for gaming (Games I have and going to be playing on it is bf3, gta 4 and skyrim)

graphics card = gtx 460
(buying a phenom ii x4 @ 3ghz soon but I dont have have the money currently and I have both of those processors and I will sell the one that isn't as good to get money for the phenom ii x4)
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  1. plez guiez
  2. I think a quad core would be best, many games these days take advantage of all four cores. Both of those CPUs are very old and weak though, so I don't think it'll make much of a difference bettween the first two.
  3. mace200200 said:
    I think a quad core would be best, many games these days take advantage of all four cores. Both of those CPUs are very old and weak though, so I don't think it'll make much of a difference bettween the first two.

    yes they are rather old arent they :P I'm gonna just pop the x4 in now and see how well it works with bf3
  4. for bf3 yes 4 cores. almost every other game will do ok with 3 cores.
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