Originally Posted by Faithh
Uh no. No AMD would match a 3770 performance for general use such as gaming etc unless theyre clocked at 6GHz. And no an i5 isn't a "dead end chip", the 8320's IPC is 6 years old and outdated making it the perfect dead chip.
Multithreading performance is far from relevant for gaming, always have been about IPC and nothing more.
No one said anything about AMD matching a 3770, What I said is that his laptop already has that performance.
So again, why recommend a desktop that is weaker than his mobile machine? He might as well just not have a desktop.
Your wanting for him to get a locked chip, on a locked motherboard. That spells dead end to me, I didnt say it wasnt viable, just that their isnt much you can do with it.