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Guys how would a g3420 compare with an Amd A8 5600 wrt to graphics and cpu especially in MMO games?

Using a discreet card or an iGPU (pentiums have really bad integrated graphics btw) ? For MMOs and the such I strongly recommend overclockable processors, personally so I'd get the A8.
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The G3220 is nearly twice as fast as the ole E6700 in raw synthetic benchmarks. How that translates to gaming will vary depending on the game. In some cases it won't be much better (GPU bound games), in others, it could be MORE than twice as good. 4 generations of architecture improvements and higher clock speeds.

Minimum FPS dips issues caused by CPU bottlenecks are the biggest issue plaguing low end CPUs for gaming. Small increases in CPU performance can sometimes have profound effects on bringing up those minimums.
Example:

- http://gamerthumbs.com/

This is a Haswell Pentum vs Haswell i3/i5/i7

As you can see, when we start to fall below the minimum CPU performance demanded by the game, nasty FPS dips occur because the CPU gets swamped and the game engine is forced to stop making draw calls in order to keep up with all of the other real-time functions. The small bump from the G3220 to the i3, only represents about a 50% increase in combined compute performance, but that translates to a 550% increase in minimum FPS.

I'll reiterate my recommendation from your other thread: Try to get an i3-4130 as the minimum.
     
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