Originally Posted by Dent1
I've had my Athlon II X4 620 for over 3 years now. Not a single game it can't run maxed out. I run dual GPUs and don't suffer from poor frame rate or bottlenecking. I will most likely still run this CPU for another year. When I do replace it'll be because of my itch to upgrade rather than the performance.
So yh, 3+ years running a CPU that cost me £70 back in the day and still going strong. AMD is really ripping me off
Name one midrange to high end AMD CPU that did not last 4 years from its release? - That is right you can't. Sit down.
I'm a little sceptical that you are not experiencing CPU's limitations with a X4-620. Every test on the the web I can find shows otherwise. Even the cheap i3 is about 25-40% faster in games (measuring minimum frame rates, and that's what's most important for gamers).
TH did a quite unbiased test
on this after AMD fans raged about their infamous "sandy bridge has game"
I'm happy that you are satisfied with your CPU (it's a good one after all), but looking at the additional power costs you had to pay in those years and the performance you got as a return, perhaps it doesn't look that outstanding anymore if you compare it to the competition.