Originally Posted by jason387
OP take it from me. I game at a resolution of 1366x768. That's low, could be considered as 720p. Now look at my sig rig. My cpu is bottle-necking my gpu and I will be upgrading to the FX6300 asap. The cpu you have chosen may be slightly better than mine but not by a huge margin. Now there was a guy here who said to go with the setup as people here will make you spend more money. If you want go ahead and get that setup but trust me you will regret it when your cpu and gpu will barely manage to pull of 30fps at low to medium settings in games. Your minimum fps will drop like cray and gaming will no longer be fun. Initially I had a Radeon 6770 which pulled me through with maxed out settings at 30fps but then games started to max out my cpu and gpu and I ultimately lowered the settings to high or medium depending upon the game for playable fps. Many people forget that at lower resolutions your cpu matters much more as the faster your gpu works the more calls it makes to your cpu and once your cpu can't catch up you get terrible fps drops. A good option would be getting an apu and a dedicated graphics card and run it in crossfire or up your budget and consider the FX6300 and a Radeon 7770 if not a Gtx650Ti or 7790, whichever is cheaper.
The intel g2020 wont be able to fully utilize 8GB ram in video editing.
Get only 4gb instead and use the cash saved for a faster cpu.
He can always add more ram later.
An i3, FX4100 or A10 quadcore would be good.
The A10 apu can be crossfired with the HD6670.
If he wants to stick with intel, get the i3 3210 3.2GHz,
if amd go for the A10 APU
the cheapest apu in my country is the a6 3500....and as i have said before,it costs more than the g2020..its a triple core proc but the cores are slower than the g2020...the igp can xfire with 6670 and whip up a hybrid 6690d which performs in between the 6750 and 6770...but afaik,this sort of setup has a lot of glitches and performs horrible in some games...moreover he is going to be gaming and will be doing some light video editing...i know that procs are pressurized at low resolution and thats why most of the cpu benches are held at low resolution..but 720p too low??..wouldn't g2020 perform on par with an i3 2100 minus the hyper threading??
the A10 trades blows with the i3 but with 4 actual cores it actually performs better on multi threaded stuff
onboard GPU is equiv to a 6670 DDR3 version if you equip it with some fast ram which makes it pretty decent for 720P gaming
so basically you are saying that an a10 apu would perform equal to a g2020 or similar proc+6670????the a10 procs cost more than g2020+6670 in my country...:/