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post #21 of 33
why would you want to game below 1080p for a few years? lol
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post #22 of 33
to each their own preference but i believe native resolution matters alot more than higher resolution. the only reason 1080p and 4k exist is because of higher pixel density for bigger size screens but if we have monitors with the same pixel density and 16:9 aspect ratio, you running 1080p, me running 900p native res, the quality is going to be the same. the only difference is your monitor would be bigger than mine, and if im arite with the size difference, then im spending constantly less money on hardware every couple of years to run my res than you for your res.
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post #23 of 33
yea but, aside from pixel density, there's less viewable area total. 900p is a lot better than 720p at least.
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post #24 of 33
yea in terms of crosshairs getting in the way cuz they get bigger with lower res like this example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUiDXg3tmz4

but because the 2 resolutions are the same aspect ratio, the viewable area is the same, just a ****tier resolution. its not like a case where you have literal widescreen chop off of viewing area in the case of a 4:3 or 5:4 type monitor vs a 16:9 or 16:10 monitor
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post #25 of 33
Not sure why you would want to stay at such low resolution, but an old pentium isn't a very good choice these days. The optimum would be an i3 or FX-6300, but if you are on a really tight budget I would say grab a Richland APU. You can grab an A8-6600K, a cheap FM2 board, and 4GB DDR3 for under $200 an get pretty much a full system upgrade from what you have now.
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Not sure why you would want to stay at such low resolution, but an old pentium isn't a very good choice these days. The optimum would be an i3 or FX-6300, but if you are on a really tight budget I would say grab a Richland APU. You can grab an A8-6600K, a cheap FM2 board, and 4GB DDR3 for under $200 an get pretty much a full system upgrade from what you have now.

The G2020 is an Ivy Bridge Chip, i dont think there's any Haswell ones out there yet and they run games surprisingly well for ~$65 mark CPU's, whereas the cheapest i3 costs nearly double, im talking about Australian prices here. Ok, Crysis 3 or Metro are probably a no-go on a pentium, but most other games do fine as long as there's a decent GPU in there.

For myself, i would definitely take an overclocked Core i5 in my primary system any day, however i've built low budget (~$500 and less) systems for others or for my own projects that could handle any game you threw at it at med-high detail with an entry level GPU. 1080p was fine in a lot of cases using the Pentium and a HD7750, you had to make an exception to play some games in 720p, but if the budget could stretch, performance would be a noticeably better, with a GTX650 Ti/OC and shouldn't bottleneck either and would still be fine if there was an entry level PSU in there.
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post #27 of 33
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The G2020 is an Ivy Bridge Chip, i dont think there's any Haswell ones out there yet and they run games surprisingly well for ~$65 mark CPU's, whereas the cheapest i3 costs nearly double, im talking about Australian prices here. Ok, Crysis 3 or Metro are probably a no-go on a pentium, but most other games do fine as long as there's a decent GPU in there.

For myself, i would definitely take an overclocked Core i5 in my primary system any day, however i've built low budget (~$500 and less) systems for others or for my own projects that could handle any game you threw at it at med-high detail with an entry level GPU. 1080p was fine in a lot of cases using the Pentium and a HD7750, you had to make an exception to play some games in 720p, but if the budget could stretch, performance would be a noticeably better, with a GTX650 Ti/OC and shouldn't bottleneck either and would still be fine if there was an entry level PSU in there.
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The Pentium G3xxx chips are Haswell. Much of the choice is going to depend on what games the OP plays. Older, poorly-threaded games will obviously run better on a Pentium, and newer ones will do better on a quad like the A8. This would be much easier to settle if the OP gave us an actual BUDGET.
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The G2020 is an Ivy Bridge Chip, i dont think there's any Haswell ones out there yet and they run games surprisingly well for ~$65 mark CPU's, whereas the cheapest i3 costs nearly double, im talking about Australian prices here. Ok, Crysis 3 or Metro are probably a no-go on a pentium, but most other games do fine as long as there's a decent GPU in there.

For myself, i would definitely take an overclocked Core i5 in my primary system any day, however i've built low budget (~$500 and less) systems for others or for my own projects that could handle any game you threw at it at med-high detail with an entry level GPU. 1080p was fine in a lot of cases using the Pentium and a HD7750, you had to make an exception to play some games in 720p, but if the budget could stretch, performance would be a noticeably better, with a GTX650 Ti/OC and shouldn't bottleneck either and would still be fine if there was an entry level PSU in there.
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The Pentium G3xxx chips are Haswell. Much of the choice is going to depend on what games the OP plays. Older, poorly-threaded games will obviously run better on a Pentium, and newer ones will do better on a quad like the A8. This would be much easier to settle if the OP gave us an actual BUDGET.

If you're adding a discrete gpu anyway a core i3 ends up being the better option over apu's.
 
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post #29 of 33
and the g3xxx can be upgraded to a haswell i3/i5/i7 if needed

from the amd apu upgrade you wont gain much if using a dedicated gpu
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The G2020 is an Ivy Bridge Chip, i dont think there's any Haswell ones out there yet and they run games surprisingly well for ~$65 mark CPU's, whereas the cheapest i3 costs nearly double, im talking about Australian prices here. Ok, Crysis 3 or Metro are probably a no-go on a pentium, but most other games do fine as long as there's a decent GPU in there.

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They're out. Have been for a while.
G1820 (Haswell Celeron) $50 @ Newegg / $40 @ Microcenter
G1830 (Haswell Celeron) $60 @ Newegg

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