Advice: AMD x2 5200+ vs AMD Phenom x2 550

By gamingguy27
Oct 14, 2010
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  1. Hello,

    Quick question,

    I have a cheap gaming rig - Asus M3NHT with 2 x 9800GTs in SLI.

    I currently have a Amd x2 5200+, how much faster do you think the Phenom x2 550 will be? it's only £70?


  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    depending on the application, between 20-30% faster. It is a much better gaming CPU than the 5200+
    You should also realize more performance (FPS) from your SLI'd GT 9800's. If you have not already checked, I am almost certain that your MB supports the x2 550, but check it with the CPU support list for the Bios update.
  3. white2010

    white2010 TS Rookie

    don't forget lager cacher memory too. I was use Amd x2 5200 and now I have been upgrade my cpu Phenom x2 555 , You can upgrade to Phenom X2 555, it's just little more cost than X2 550 and you get speed bump +100 mhz compare to X2 550

    yes, you need bios upgrade for your motherboard . You can check your motherboard website if they provide for bios update to your motherboard

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