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post #21 of 87
Not much of a difference between the two in games, nice review:)
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nice post. +1
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Originally Posted by Razi3l;15200772 
Actually, AMD CPUs are faster in BF3.
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That may be so, but that doesn't change the fact I wanna switch to Sandy Bridge thumb.gif
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Wow, definitely wasn't expecting these kind of results! The i3 is a very capable little chip. Hopefully looking forward to using it in my girl's SFF gaming rig in the coming weeks smile.gif.
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Originally Posted by Razi3l;15200661 
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

The point I am making is that the i7 should be ahead of the i3 in every test, so if the results show the i3 coming out ahead then there is something wrong with the testing procedure.

Judging by these benchmarks every should be buying a last gen i3 if they want max FPS.

It doesn't add up!
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I was expecting a much larger difference between them in Battlefield if anything.. it claims it utilizes up to 8 cores.
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Originally Posted by ChrisB17;15200809 
Wow the I3 surprised me. Nice review/test.

I guess a few of you guys didn't see Razi3l's i3 540 vs i7 920 thread earlier this year. No surprise to me really, results seem on par with that.

If anybody is interested in a i3 530 vs i5 2500k battle, I could run some benchies this weekend, I only have a single gtx470 right now (blew the other one up last week) otherwise I could do some SLI results too. I'm in the process of getting my i3 stable at 4.0ghz right now.

OP, nice results, good to see the clarkdale i3's still rock for newer games (bf3) as well.
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Yeah, that amazes me... how can a last gen budget dual core beat out or match a mainstream current gen CPU like the i5 2500k?
I mean, its pretty cool to see, feel like i wasted my Brother in Laws Money recommending him a 2500k.

Good thing we both got them at microcenter for really cheap with those motherboard combo deals.

Good research, and very in depth.

I like looking at stuff like this.

Hopefully the release of BF3 will better utilize the quad.

I remember going from an e8400 to an i5 750 on the 1156 platform, it was night and day when BC2 came out...
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Originally Posted by TheEddie;15200868 
The point I am making is that the i7 should be ahead of the i3 in every test, so if the results show the i3 coming out ahead then there is something wrong with the testing procedure.

Judging by these benchmarks every should be buying a last gen i3 if they want max FPS.

It doesn't add up!

well, as others said in most of games its near to impossible to reproduce 100% of events and conditions that's why you get these occasional spikes in fps with both cpu's, it doesn't really show much cause max fps is pretty much irrelevant to general performance level. Thats why so many websites don't even post max fps data. I really wouldn't buy smth ONLY because of it's max fps. I decided to include max fps with results cause i felt like sharing raw data i got during the testing.
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post #30 of 87
and this is why I always keep on telling people when building a gaming rig, cpu doesnt matter as much as a GPU does.

Save the money and get a good GPU and you will be happier. But of course, it only matters if you are gaming at 1080p or higher.
    
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