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Old November 15, 2009, 06:22 PM
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Good read, the new i5's are pretty cheap so if you can afford that I think you should go with that over the AMD.
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Old November 15, 2009, 06:27 PM
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Intel have no core 2 under $ 100 so the choice is clear Phenom
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Old November 15, 2009, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Bond007 View Post
Actually the x3 710 had better average framerates then the 550 in the games tested. Its definitely a personal choice though. They all have advantages. I personally would rather 3 guarantied cores with a chance for 4 then only 2 with a chance for 4. The 620 had the highest average frame rates, but also the lowest average min frame rates (a summary of frame rates is on the last page).

Definitely agree that they need to do the test over again with overclocked results.
This is why they should have over clocked, since from what I've seen the 550 will get an extra 200-300mhz over a 710(say around 3.8ghz vs 3.5-3.6ghz for a 710)
And since from what I've seen, about 70% of the 550's are unlocking, so both cpu's unlocked, and over clocked, I'd put my money on a 550 no doubt.
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