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Celeron G530 vs Athlon X2 270

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Celeron G530 VS Athlon X2 270 + Intel upgrade path VS AMD upgrade path

Total: 5 votes (2 blank votes)

  • Celeron is better than Athlon/Intel has better upgrade path
  • 67 %
  • Athlon is better than Celeron/Intel has better upgrade path
  • 0 %
  • Celeron is better than Athlon/AMD has better upgrade path
  • 0 %
  • Athlon is better than Celeron/AMD has better upgrade path
  • 34 %
December 28, 2012 6:52:05 PM

Was arguing with a friend earlier about these two procs.
I've always thought the Celeron G530 would beat out any Athlon X2 due to it's Sandy Bridge architecture.
Even if the Athlon is 3.4 GHz and the Celeron is 2.4 GHz, the Athlon architecture probably isn't as efficient as the Celeron's.
Also he argued that the AMD way gives better future upgrade options.
Now that Intel is going strong on with 1155, I don't find that to be true anymore.
But I've come here to ask for opinions.
December 28, 2012 6:58:20 PM

I don't like the idea of BGA but there is still LGA on Haswell for 1155/1150. Wouldn't go AMD (At least with the FX series, I have a Phenom II x2 555) Unless AMD get there head out of their a** and release a CPU that can compete with 3770K for around the same price and maybe a CPU to compete against LGA 2011, I will go get myself a 3770K or 3570K.
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December 28, 2012 7:00:18 PM

Actually, it is reasonably close.
The G530 has a passmark number of 2259
The athlon x2 270 is 1921.

As to upgradeability, it is no contest.
With a Z77 based motherboard, you can stuff a 3570K and overclock it.
Amd can't come close at least for gaming.
Only if you have a heavily multi threaded app would something like a FX-8150 do well
December 28, 2012 7:20:37 PM

geofelt said:
Actually, it is reasonably close.
The G530 has a passmark number of 2259
The athlon x2 270 is 1921.

As to upgradeability, it is no contest.
With a Z77 based motherboard, you can stuff a 3570K and overclock it.
Amd can't come close at least for gaming.
Only if you have a heavily multi threaded app would something like a FX-8150 do well


I've always felt that I'd be alot better off just buying an H77 MB and a Xeon E3-1230V2.
Of course you can't OC the Xeon (and I'm not a fan of Overclocking unless it's an AMD proc) but the Xeon is an I7 W/O the graphics built in.
A 3.3 GHz Quad Core that can turbo itself up to about 3.7 GHz, Hyperthreaded, has the about the same price as the i5-3570k and only takes up 69W.
I'd only imagine that it'd be abit stronger on the processing power too, since it doesn't have to worry about onboard graphics.
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