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Phenom X3 8450 vs. Athlon X2 6000+

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Ebreeqelshay Posted: Sat, Dec 27 2008 5:59 PM

 Hi,

Phenom X3 8450 and Athlon X2 6000+ cost the same ,I do not know which one to buy.

AMD Phenom X3 8450 Triple Core Processor
(2.1GHz, 2MB, 1800MHz FSB, Socket AM2+)


AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Duel Core Processor
(3.00 GHz, 2MB, Socket AM2)


Help me choose please.

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Marco C replied on Sat, Dec 27 2008 7:23 PM

It depends on what applications you want to run.  If you're going to be gaming, don't do a lot of multi-tasking, and mostly run basic office-type applications, the X2 will be faster most of the time.  If you run mostly multi-threaded apps that could benefit from the third core, the X3 may be the best choice.

Of those two chips in particular though, the 6000+'s much higher clock speed will make it faster in the vast majority of circumstances.

If you plan to overclock, the decision once again should center around the application workload.

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Yes, just like Marco said. If you plan to overclock your processor, then I would go with the X3 because you could easily overclock it to 3Ghz with a better cooler. This would give you the same results on applications that only use single-core while giving you even faster performance when using multiple-cores.

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