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Trying to decide between this Pentium, and Celeron for a computer that will do light gaming. Alice Madness Returns is the most stressful game it will be running I believe, maybe Starcrat II in the future. On board graphics wont be used, it will have a 5770 instead. From my understanding they will easily keep up with some of the best Core 2 Duos, and I think that is plenty for my needs. I just can't decide between the two.

On paper the G620 should out do the G530, but will there be any noticeable difference in the real world? The G620 is kind of pushing my budget, if the G530 isn't going to be a noticeable drop in performance, that's $20 more I could put towards a motherboard.
    
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I'd use the extra $$ towards the motherboard - of course the is a difference, but with the 5770 you're not going to notice anything unless its a CPU limited title. Now if it were between the high end pentiums and the i3's, the i3 is definitely a significant upgrade.
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Ok, I've managed to scrounge together a little more money than I had initially planned. Yay!

With my new budget I can get ...

Gigabyte GA-H61N-USB3 and an i3-2100 (using Gigabyte for reasons I'm not sure I can discuss here, it's for a special OS). Or I can stick with a low end CPU for now, get a better motherboard, and upgrade my CPU when a bunch of higher end used Sandy Bridges hit the market.

If I stick with the Celeron for now, I'll most likely get the GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3. Is it worth it in your opinion?
    
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http://www.youtube.com/user/dennyvevo/videos
this is my g620 perfomance.hope it helps....
post #5 of 9
I would wait for the ivy bridge version of the pentium g620... from my understanding it'll be clocked @ 3.1 Ghz stock and will cost $86
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/pentium_class_ivy_bridge_chip_sell_86
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Simple_echo View Post

From my understanding they will easily keep up with some of the best Core 2 Duos, and I think that is plenty for my needs.
You're exactly right, lets call a G620 an E8400 with no overclocking ability.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/406?vs=56
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Originally Posted by Simple_echo View Post

Ok, I've managed to scrounge together a little more money than I had initially planned. Yay!
With my new budget I can get ...
Gigabyte GA-H61N-USB3 and an i3-2100 (using Gigabyte for reasons I'm not sure I can discuss here, it's for a special OS). Or I can stick with a low end CPU for now, get a better motherboard, and upgrade my CPU when a bunch of higher end used Sandy Bridges hit the market.
If I stick with the Celeron for now, I'll most likely get the GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3. Is it worth it in your opinion?

I think an i3 2100 and 5770 would be a great starting setup. Should play most games comfortably.
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I would wait for the ivy bridge version of the pentium g620... from my understanding it'll be clocked @ 3.1 Ghz stock and will cost $86
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/pentium_class_ivy_bridge_chip_sell_86

as far as I know the lower end Ivy bridge will be released at a much later date than the i5/i7s, so waiting might not be an option!

as for G620 vs G530 we are talking about basically 200MHz less and 2/3 of l3 cache
the best I could find was this comparison between the G540 and the G620
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/celeron-g540-g440_6.html

so I would say in most games it really doesn't make a big difference, but in games like SC2 it might make in some cases,
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Originally Posted by HMBR View Post

as far as I know the lower end Ivy bridge will be released at a much later date than the i5/i7s, so waiting might not be an option!
as for G620 vs G530 we are talking about basically 200MHz less and 2/3 of l3 cache
the best I could find was this comparison between the G540 and the G620
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/celeron-g540-g440_6.html
so I would say in most games it really doesn't make a big difference, but in games like SC2 it might make in some cases,

really? they're launching later than the other?!?!? thats bull... i was planning on build a Windows Home server off of a IB pentium + H77 mobo...
guess it has to wait :'(
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post #9 of 9
Yea, i just switched to a SB setup, but am kinda wanting to wait to buy an ivy bridge chip, but I have a gtx580sc that is begging to stretch its legs ever since i sold my 955 phenom2.

Getting a SB dual core of any type is just not an option is it?
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