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    AMD Athlon II X4 635

    Hi there.

    I'm building a new rig and looking to budget abit as I recently discovered that I have to buy Windows again

    How will this CPU cope in games like Starcraft 2, Bad Compay 2 and WoW? I know that BC2 really requires a Quad Core to get decent performance, but will even a budget one like this do the job?

    In short, how will this suit my gaming needs when running it with a 768mb GTX 460.

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    Re: AMD Athlon II X4 635

    Older 6xx X4's didnt have L3 cache which is apparently supposed to make a bit of a difference in gaming, but I'm not sure about this one

    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AM...FGMBOX%29.html
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    Re: AMD Athlon II X4 635

    No Athlon II has L3 cache - that's the main differentiation between Athlons and Phenoms. I reckon the Athlon II x4 would be OK if you genuinely can't afford a Phenom II x4, but if you can scrape up the extra for a Phenom II I'd definitely recommend it - well worth the extra money. The Phenom II X4 945 is only £40 more for a full helping of L3 Cache and a (very slightly) higher clock speed...

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    Re: AMD Athlon II X4 635

    Hmmm yeah, the lack of L3 cache is concerning

    I might save up some more then and get the 955, which appears pretty popular at the moment. This should do me well I hope?

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