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hi

I would like to know
if for Gaming is better a Amd Athlon-II x3 445 or corei3 530

sorry ,but my english is not perfect
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Depends on the game. The i3 will be faster in most cases, and a few the Athlon II X3 would be better when a game is coded for more than 2 threads. The X3 would likely multitask better and have a little more headroom for other things.
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There are a few games on the anandtech bench page.

This is the athlon II X3 450 vs the i3 530 so expect a little less performance from the 445.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/118?vs=189
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the new game would be optimized for Corei3 or amd 445?

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i say the i3.

most games take advantage of 2 cores. although 3 is the sweet spot, it should be easier to OC the i3 to 4 ghz than the 445...

you could also consider the X3 740 if you're buying from Newegg and are going to be buying a separate HSF anyways

-e- depends on the game. for example, GTA IV is very multi-core optimised, but lacks support for AA. Crysis has AA support and IMO better graphics, but doesn't really benefit from having more than 2 cores. multicore usage really is on a game by game basis. not saying there aren't games that support 3 or more cores, but at the moment most games support 2 and don't gain much of a benefit over having 2. hence why the i3's clockspeed will be a benefit.
Edited by -iceblade^ - 12/20/10 at 8:21am
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The Core i3 will be much better and OC much more.
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applaud.gif thanks for all

I was thinking that having 3 cores amd was better to Corei3
but I was wrong
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