AMD Athlon II X4 630 vs 635

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Jay_S
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AMD Athlon II X4 630 vs 635

Post by Jay_S » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:29 am

I'm half-heartedly looking for a quad core CPU for a video encoding box I could use. I have a motherboard, PSU, HDD and case, so I need a CPU and memory. x264 loves cores, but my board doesn't (yet/ever?) support AMD's 6-core CPU's.

I noticed that Newegg has the AMD Athlon II X4 635 for $99. Curious about the difference between the 630 and the 635, I checked out AMD's specs. Aside from the 100 MHz higher clock, the 635 runs at 5-12% lower voltage.

AMD Athlon II X4 630
http://products.amd.com/en-na/DesktopCP ... spx?id=594

AMD Athlon II X4 635
http://products.amd.com/en-gb/DesktopCP ... spx?id=625

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Post by Rebellious » Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:24 pm

It must be a typo, the 630 (ADX630WFK42GI) is 1.425V and probably 1.55V max.

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-A ... OX%29.html

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Post by Arbutus » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:48 pm

You should get a better cooler like the Scythe Mugen 2 and then get the 630 and overclock a little.

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Post by andresgriego » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:17 pm

I don't know. I would say get the 635 and overvolt her a little, then get more MHz than the 630 could hope to do!

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Post by Big Pimp Daddy » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:10 pm

Isn't the 635 just an update to the 630? In the same way that the 640 has now replaced the 635. More efficient manufacturing process = more clockspeed and lower power.

Given that they are both the same price and the 640 is 30 bucks more, I would have thought the 635 would be the obvious choice.

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