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[Tom's Hardware] Picking A Sub-$200 Gaming CPU: FX, An APU, Or A Pentium?

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If the above chart presents any surprises, they'd be the dual-core Pentium G630 and G860, which perform incredibly well, matching up to AMD's former Phenom II X4 955 flagship. At $80 and $100 respectively, both Sandy Bridge-based Pentiums boldly snatch the budget gaming CPU recommendation from the Athlon II CPUs we’re used to seeing dominate this segment. Granted, AMD's lowest-priced models are starting to go extinct as the company's APUs gain prominence anyway.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120.html

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Intel FTW!! Wins by a mile but we always knew that.
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post #3 of 186
I thought this was about graphic cards.
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After this long, I think this article serves more of an assurance rather than a brand-new revelation...

That said it's always interesting to see where they stand. Seems the Intel CPUs take the lead except for BF3, where it doesn't really matter for most CPUs.
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post #5 of 186
cute how a i5 2400 can practically match up with a 2500k with a 4ghz overclock redface.gif so by this a slightly overclocked 2400 can match a 2500k at 4ghz? redface.gif well thats alittle interesting
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Pretty much expected results.
 
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post #7 of 186
AMD needs to just stick with GPUs now wink.gif
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this is going to end badly i can just feel it, the trolls well come in droves. . .
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This is what years of entire server focused architectures will do to you, AMD.
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Never, ever lose focus on single-threaded performance. However, increasing single threaded performance is very hard. Which is probably why AMD went with a BD-style uarch.
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