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post #11 of 17
Actually the i3-530 is a great gaming chip.I personally would rather have that than a q6600.
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Mine is 4 years old. Bought it brand new as soon as it came out
Just waiting till september to upgrade mine to sandy
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bf3 wont be hyperthreading compatible either.
Where did you read this?

I'm looking for a reason to upgrade to a 750/760; this would be it if true.
Edited by PiERiT - 7/31/11 at 5:12pm
    
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Ya the I3's are best for cheap gaming rigs the only time when they fall behind is when a game actually uses more then 2 threads, but overclock it to 4 throw a 560 or air equivelent and the system will scream.
post #15 of 17
The i3's are great for gaming, just depends on what games:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...e-updated.html
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I had one, was amazing little chip! Easy OC to 4ghz++
It's so-so at Folding though...
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its good for everything else, but im doubting it will be good for BF3 as the engine dedicates sound to one core leaving everything else on the second core which may slow the game down during intensive scenes with explosions and collapsible environments.

bf3 wont be hyperthreading compatible either.

when bf 3 comes out and it chugs like molasses, you know the reason why.

so just wait, get the game and if it doesnt run to the way he wants it. then upgrade. CPU hardware upgrades should be cheaper.
I was in the Alpha and BF3 most definitely uses HT on an i3. You have to remember that if a game uses more then 2 threads it'll utilize the HT on an i3, it wouldn't on a Quad core if the game doesn't use more then 4.

I get 40-60 on high and my GPU was the limitation always pegged at 97-99% usage.

Clearly you don't know how HT works or figure if it doesn't work on a Quad i5 or i7, it wouldn't work on an i3.
     
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