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AMD Athlon X2 45W 4050e for non-oc occasional gaming?

By Lou3
Aug 15, 2008
  1. I'm building a new system and want to emphasize low power consumption, but I want to do some occasional gaming. No overclocking and moderate video settings, and probably not the most demanding games. Would an Athlon X2 4050e be up to the task, or should I stay with Athlon 64 X2? In terms of power consumption and heat generation, would I see an appreciable difference between a 65W and 45W CPU? Thanks.
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Yes you would see a difference in those terms.
     
  3. Lou3

    Lou3 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 65

    Thanks. Would the Athlon X2 4050e be capable of occasional gaming on moderate settings?
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    It's not a gaming chip per se, but will be adequate given that you have a decent video card, since the vast majority of games are more dependent on the GPU than on the CPU. An 8600GT or anything above it will be fine IMO.
     
  5. Acclamator

    Acclamator TS Rookie Posts: 261

    That should be fine for a standard gamer.
     
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