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Originally Posted by simonwI would have liked to see the X4 620 up against the Q8200 which is its nearest Intel competitor. From the many reviews on the Internet, it has similar performance but much cheaper, up to 40% less with some retailers. I think this is a huge win for AMD.
Despite the negative conclusion, I would still consider the X4 620 if I wanted a budget quad-core chip (for multithreaded tasks).
Originally Posted by Phil RhodesI've been pondering a renderfarm for a while, for doing 3D graphics. Nothing huge, but I'd like to have half a dozen machines in it. This might actually be a contender for that, because it's very much a "more cores wins" thing.
Originally Posted by doobystew
Does anyone have any experience or theory as to how the X3 and X4 Athlons would fair in that game?
From what I gather, they could massively boost performance or have little effect, depending on the actual threading of the game, so can anyone fill me in?
Originally Posted by HustlerBig jump going from 2 cores to 3 , an extra 15-20fps, going from mid 20fps to high 30's low 40's in fps.depending on gfx settings and your card, however going from 3 cores to 4 cores will only add another 3-5fps over a triple core.
This was pretty much my experience in all games that are supposed to benefit from quad core CPU's, such as ARMAII.
3 cores is the sweet spot for price/performance given the state of multithreaded games.
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