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I know the age of dual cores is rapidly coming to a close, what with smartphones and tablets now jumping on the quad-core bandwagon (iPads not withstanding), but would this chip be a decent upgrade for anyone who's been using a much older dual core?

I've got a thread in the AMD General channel, since I prefer AMD (Don't ask why...using an i7 right now xD) and trying to figure out what the best budget CPU would be...

How much faster would this processor be compared to...say... The Core 2 Duo E6700? O.o

I know Haswell is lightning fast compared to that aged Core 2 era, but would a 3GHz Haswell Pentium be that much faster than the 2.66GHz Core 2 chip?
     
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Capable of what? You hadn't really outlined any uses but it should be fine for 'general productivity' of web browsing and light document editing/similar. A noticeable gain over the C2D at least.

My VM server has an Ivy Celeron and even that's actually pretty snappy.
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Capable of what? You hadn't really outlined any uses but it should be fine for 'general productivity' of web browsing and light document editing/similar. A noticeable gain over the C2D at least.

My VM server has an Ivy Celeron and even that's actually pretty snappy.

Oh... crap... yeah... that's the important thing I forgot to mention. xD


GAMING.

There. biggrin.gif
     
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Of course it will be faster. But If you compare it to ,say, E8600, I am not sure it will perform all that better. Personally, I don't find anything lower than an i3 worthwhile for contemporary gaming. For LoL or older titles from say 2010 it should be ok though.
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What is your budget and what games are you playing? A Pentium can game, barely. For ultra-low budget gaming you are usually looking at a Phenom/Athlon/i3 as the bare minimum, preferably the i3. Again, it is going to depend on what you want to play.
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For gaming it's not that bad, for most games that rely on IPC performance like skyrim it actually does better than my 955.
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I just want to see a solid improvement over what the E6700 can manage. The main game is World of Tanks...so IPC is fairly important. tongue.gif
     
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Yes, in that case the pentium will probably give you a noticeable boost. Don't expect to max settings though, I have a 3570k+gtx780 and that game still brings my system to its knees at times.
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Yes, in that case the pentium will probably give you a noticeable boost. Don't expect to max settings though, I have a 3570k+gtx780 and that game still brings my system to its knees at times.

i7-2760QM and a GTX 580M (GTX 460 equivalent) so yeah, I know what you mean. tongue.gif
     
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Guys how would a g3420 compare with an Amd A8 5600 wrt to graphics and cpu especially in MMO games?
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