1 extra core or a little bit more ghz

By sakion
Nov 21, 2010
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  1. so im thinking either a AMD Phenom II X2 560 or a AMD Phenom II X3 715

    AMD Phenom II X2 560
    -3.3 GHz
    -L2 cache 2 x 512 kb
    -hyper transports 4000MHz
    -manufacturing tech 45 nm
    -2 Cores Callisto
    560 has L1,L2,L3 caches

    AMD Phenom II X3 715
    -2.8 GHz
    -L2 cache 3 x 512
    - 4000MHz
    -45 nm
    -3 cores Heka
    715 is L2,L3 caches

    I can give more info if needed
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    for a little more you can get an x6. I did and it was a smart move.
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,433   +143

    The triple core, or a Propus X4.

  4. sakion

    sakion TS Rookie Topic Starter

    will the 4 core bottleneck my radeon hd 4670 1gb?
    i got 3 gb ram

    And this computer will mostly be used for gaming and some private server stuff also some photoshop i also like to overclock
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    No, in fact I'd say it'd be the other way around, gaming-wise. Your video card would be the weak link in your system where gaming is concerned, unless it's at 1280x1024 or lower, where it'd be fine.

    EDIT: BTW, I would recommend going for the triple-core; the cache size per core isn't too much smaller than the other CPU, and you can easily OC it to make up for the difference in frequency. Also, more cores usually translates to better performance in multi-threaded games and apps, especially Photoshop.

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