Originally Posted by Apokalipse
It won't outperform an unlocked one.
And there's also the fact that C3 chips clock higher.
With the probability of it unlocking being quite high, it means that most of the X2 555's will be better than most of the X3 720's.
You're one of those people that see unlocking as a feature.
NOT ALL OF THEM CAN UNLOCK.
IT'S VERY EASY TO BUY ONE THAT CAN'T.
I've had one.
I wished I had bought an X3 afterwards, but you know hindsight is 20/20
To counter your statement.
A Phenom II X3 won't outperform an unlocked Phenom II X2 555, however...
A Phenom II X2 555 that can't unlock won't touch a STOCK Phenom II X3, let alone a Phenom II X3 that CAN unlock.
Stick with what's guaranteed Dhurniok, don't chance your buy, it's probably not worth it.
3 cores on the CPU you buy are worth 4 in the "possibility" realm