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Very Interesting !
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post #12 of 87
Very nice... Talk about setting the new price/performance just for gaming...
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Great job. This makes me feel guilty for not building my last couple builds with i3. Seems to be fast little chip.
post #14 of 87
I think your idea is interesting, but when testing SB, you should really have ddr3/1600 RAM...
post #15 of 87
I must be missing something, why again is the (cheaper and older) i3 pulling ahead in a ton of these tests (mostly max FPS)?

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Is the i3 forcefully clocked at 4.3 while the 2600 is using Turbo and constricting to a single core?

These results are unnerving.
Edited by TheEddie - 10/6/11 at 7:46am
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Originally Posted by TheEddie;15200558 
I must be missing something, why again is the (cheaper and older) i3 pulling ahead in a ton of these tests (mostly max FPS)?

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Is the i3 forcefully clocked at 4.3 while the 2600 is using Turbo and constricting to a single core?

These results are unnerving.

There are many reasons for the variance in max fps. For example, in 1 run I could look at the wall for half a second while turning, and in another i can stop and stare at it for 5 seconds, which would = higher max fps. That is just a simple but possible explanation tongue.gif
    
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post #17 of 87
I never would of expected that. Great to see the i3 can also be a great gaming chip. Intel architecture is proving to be a very strong one.
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What are the performances like at stock? Not considering an i3 550, but an i3 2100 so I can make the switch to Intel/Sandy Bridge.

But I don't wanna lose too much performance, and considering the new i3's cannot overclock, wondering what performances may be.... just in BF3 though tongue.gif
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What are the performances like at stock? Not considering an i3 550, but an i3 2100 so I can make the switch to Intel/Sandy Bridge.

But I don't wanna lose too much performance, and considering the new i3's cannot overclock, wondering what performances may be.... just in BF3 though tongue.gif

Actually, AMD CPUs are faster in BF3.
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post #20 of 87
Wow the I3 surprised me. Nice review/test.
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