N/APosted on - 08/04/2011
Hi people! I have a question and I hope you can assist me on this one… I am a gamer and planning to buy a high-end video card but I'm thinking what processor is the best but affordable? My friends are telling me that both processors are good (PHENOM AND ATHLON) so I don't know which one to choose.. I am looking for a second opinion, please give me an advise.. Thanks!
Which is best? Athlon or phenom
Phenom is much better than Athlon. It performs better and is better built for gaming purposes and is much more cheaper. An example is the Phenom II X2 550 (3.1GHz @80W) is a dual core with 6MB L3 cache and it costs about $99. While the Athlon II X4 630 (2.8GHz @95W) is a quad core and costs about $113. So you will be paying $14 more for a computer that not only runs slower, but consumes more electricity. Performance wise and cost, many gamers prefer using Phenom. It gives them maximum performance and less strain on computers. You can also consider using Intel, for a considerably higher cost. Hope that this will clear out any confusions.