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a12ctic
06-16-09, 06:33 PM
Should I pull the trigger on this for my rig? The benches are pretty solid and for 100$ it'd be a pretty reasonable purchase. I feel like my X2 is just a little out dated, but I don't really have the use for a quad.

CaptNKILL
06-17-09, 12:00 AM
Yeah it looks like a nice CPU for the price. Competes well with the low end Intels.

I have to say, AMD has really put up some strong competition for the budget CPU market with the last few Phenom-based Athlons. I think Intel still leads in the $150+ range, but under that its hard not to recommend an AMD for a budget gaming system. The X2 7750 is very solid for its low price, and the Athlon\Phenom X2s that were just released are priced well for their performance.

Shamrock
06-17-09, 12:33 AM
for $25 more you can get a 720 x3

a12ctic
06-17-09, 12:58 AM
for $25 more you can get a 720 x3

25$ is 25$ though, the 720 is slower in applications that aren't multithreaded, or even multithreaded well. I don't think itd be worth 25$ more and useless in most of the things i use my computer for.

CaptNKILL
06-17-09, 01:08 AM
25$ is 25$ though, the 720 is slower in applications that aren't multithreaded, or even multithreaded well. I don't think itd be worth 25$ more and useless in most of the things i use my computer for.

I agree.

When you're on a budget, the most performance in the largest number of apps is the most important thing.

If you're worried about being ready for all of the multi-threaded apps of the future, you need to spend more money all together.

Blacklash
06-17-09, 04:58 PM
They OC well and apparently some can unlock additional cores.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=226655

I believe that's tied to the mobo BIOS.

Mr Bigman
06-17-09, 10:36 PM
They have been targeting the lowend market for quite some time now.

Maybe its because they can't compete with my I7.

Im sorry i loved AMD and they did well but comparing my 955 BE with my I7 965, their is no comparison at all and even with 8 gigs or ram in the AMD to the 12 in the Intel, forget it.

Not bad for the money and quaility.

Shamrock
06-17-09, 10:45 PM
They have been targeting the lowend market for quite some time now.

Maybe its because they can't compete with my I7.

Im sorry i loved AMD and they did well but comparing my 955 BE with my I7 965, their is no comparison at all and even with 8 gigs or ram in the AMD to the 12 in the Intel, forget it.

Not bad for the money and quaility.

As you shouldn't compare an i7 965 to a PhII 955. LOL one is $975 and one is $245

john19055
06-19-09, 02:45 AM
The AMD Phenom II X2 550 is a great budget CPU ,a lot of them will overclock to 4gigs and with the right motherboard ,you might get lucky and unlock all four cores.

ragejg
07-06-09, 01:43 PM
Black Edition X3 for just a few bucks more...

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=HDZ720WFBX&c=fr&pid=1658373585c0da907fb60e11ce809f9bbae13dc3fd6249 355949babd0111f27f

Black Edition X4 for just a few more than that...

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=BLK-9850BX&c=fr&pid=4a0e076e2afbfb95220372fb4ae2e2d80328a1285f5848 5b714e259524854e39

Three and four cores are generally more useful nowadays. About half of all new games now, and over half of most productivity apps benefit from the added core(s).

:)