Quote Originally Posted by LOLatMS View Post
Anyway, I guess what I mean to say is the i3 better damn well be faster, cause it's much more expensive.
It depends on the application. Athlon II x4 630 is usually faster (sometimes much faster) than core i3-530 on multithreaded applications like video encoding, compressing with 7-zip, 3d rendering, etc. On single-threaded applications the i3 is faster of course.

I think this is the first review I've seen comparing athlon II X3 to phenom II X3. Very interesting! But what about gaming performance? Or is that reserved for the HD4290 review?