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BARGAIN AMD CPU

"Does AMD FX 4300 have what it takes to beat AMD Athlon II x2 240? AMD FX 4300 has 1000Mhz higher clock speed than AMD Athlon II x2 240 and AMD FX 4300 has 4 Cores while AMD Athlon II x2 240 has 2 Cores. Another advantage for AMD FX 4300 is that it has 4MB Level3 Cache while AMD Athlon II x2 240 has none. It would appear that AMD FX 4300 has all of the advantages but AMD Athlon II x2 240 has some because it is 35% more Power Efficent compared to AMD FX 4300. In this Bargain CPU Review we have decided that for AMD FX 4300 to win then the result must be by more than 35%."

BARGAIN AMD CPU


SYSTEM INFORMATION
PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON X2 240
AMD FX 4300
MOTHERBOARD GIGABYTE GA78LMT S2P
VIDEO CARD SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 7850
AMD DRIVER CATALYST v13.12
MEMORY PATRIOT 4GB PC3 12800 DDR3
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP

DAWN OF WAR 2

AMD ATHLON X2 24050
AMD FX 430063

HIGHER IS BEST

AMD ATHLON X2 240 AMD FX 4300

COMMENT - "With Dawn of War 2 AMD Athlon II x2 240 was 21% slower than AMD FX 4300."


DRAGON AGE

AMD ATHLON X2 24061
AMD FX 4300117

HIGHER IS BEST

AMD ATHLON X2 240 AMD FX 4300

COMMENT - "With Dragon Age AMD Athlon II x2 240 was 48% slower than AMD FX 4300."


WORLD OF WARCRAFT

AMD ATHLON X2 24065
AMD FX 430080

HIGHER IS BEST

AMD ATHLON X2 240 AMD FX 4300

COMMENT - "With World of Warcraft AMD Athlon II x2 240 was 19% slower than AMD FX 4300."


FINAL RESULT

COMMENT - "AMD Athlon II X2 240 was always going to lose against AMD FX 4300 so it was not a surprise that AMD FX 4300 was 35% faster. If you break it down to wins then AMD FX 4300 loses because it was only 35% better than AMD Athlon II X2 240 in benchmarks. AMD Athlon II X2 240 was 35% more Power Efficent, 61% cheaper and was even 23% faster at the Microsoft Virus Scan. We decided to use Windows XP for the last time because it will not be supported after April 2014. Ultimatehardware.net doesn't recommend anyone use Windows XP after April 2014 when many alternatives are available such as Windows 7, Windows 8 or Ubuntu."


BARGAIN AMD CPU

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PAGE 3 - BLENDER, DIVX AND NUCLEAR
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