Hello, I am going to be building a new system for Christmas, and I need to know, which is better, a athlon 640 or phenom 955, the phenom is around £80, and the athlon is only £55, so with the money I save, I can buy a good cooler and overclock the athlon to around 3.8-4ghz. When overclocked this much, it should be quicker than the phenom at stock. I will use the PC for gaming, Web browsing.
That is a series of test between the 4170, 4100, and the 955. For the most part the 955 owns both of them. However I would not say all of the FX series are a let down. It was mostly the bulldozer series that let us down but the piledriver were pretty good.