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Originally Posted by KBcobra View Post
Listen guys. Ive owned an i7 at 4.2GHz with multiple types of gpus. I got this rig right now for wait for Sandy to mature a little. Right now I got an i3 540 @ 4.5GHz and my GTX 460. The performance between the two systems is basically NOTHING. I have all the lastest games like GTA IV, Bad Company 2, and Starcraft 2. They are all VERY payable at 50+ fps and I run at 1920x1200.
this is what i've wanted to hear, personal experience

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an i3 doesnt really smash an X4

The biggest thing I got from this chart is the Phenom II X2 560 is on par with the i3.

OP - you could get a Phenom II X2 (its a BE so unlocked Multi), Overclock and even have the chance to unlock to X3 or X4 if you are lucky.

PS - the Phenom II X2 is only 80W - very comparable to the i3 73W
Edited by Mitche01 - 2/16/11 at 9:15am
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The biggest thing I got from this chart is the Phenom II X2 560 is on par with the i3.

OP - you could get a Phenom II X2 (its a BE so unlocked Multi), Overclock and even have the chance to unlock to X3 or X4 if you are lucky.

PS - the Phenom II X2 is only 80W - very comparable to the i3 73W
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2901/1
http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i...essor-review/1

stop wasting my time by showing me a single benchmark for a terrible game and give me some whole reviews instead
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http://www.anandtech.com/show/2901/1

stop wasting my time by showing me a single benchmark for a terrible game and give me some whole reviews instead
How rude!

There is no need for that attitude!

I was commenting on the evidence shown by another post. If you dont like getting peoples advice you dont need to be rude about just ignore it!
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How rude!

There is no need for that attitude!

I was commenting on the evidence shown by another post. If you dont like getting peoples advice you dont need to be rude about jsut ignore it!
it's terrible evidence that has no source and im getting slightly annoyed at how people keep bringing it up and thinking it's the only piece of evidence needed to make a desicion of what cpu to buy
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lol, you said clock speed will only take you so far while the i5/i7 rapes the phenom II 970 @ 3.5ghz at stock
What I find strange is the i5 7xx not doing better than the i7 9xx, since it's turbo should carry it higher, though I guess the other morale of this story is memory bandwidth counts for a lot, too. The offdie Clarksdale memory controller proabaly was the greatest contributor to it's performance defficiency (anandtech speculates it's based off of the old P45 chipset...).
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The "Dual vs Quad" argument from 4 years ago (when the E8400 was hot stuff) leaned towards dual-cores merely because they were the only ones that could with-ease OC to 4.5 GHz. The issue was speed vs load, but with the new quads, that argument is quickly becoming invalid. Newer quads are easily hitting 4+ GHz, with the benefits of the newer architecture.

Hyperthreading can be a bit of a gimmick, but it does help, and having 4 cores to allow for a larger overall load, and at the really fast speed of 4.3+ GHz, these newer quads are kicking butt and quickly becoming mainstream. With the imminent domination of quads over dual-cores, you can safely bet that going with a newer quad is the better way to go.
Well said +1

OP : Do as you will, I've given you my opinion and tbh I don't care what you do. I'm future proofed with my 6 cores and won't have to worry about upgrading for a long time.
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I thought it was general concensus that gaming pc's only NEED a dual core, or do we just have a couple black sheep that believe otherwise?

Especially an i3 @ 4.5, Also for the poster that mention the athlon x2 to unlock to 3/4, its not like it will keep the same 80w, it will naturally increase far more to power the OC as well as the two extra core's. Im not sure if OP is concerned for heat in his lan box, but thats usually what comes to mind with SFF cases.

Some of us who get their i7 quad chips downgrade just cause they feel they never use the chip to its potential.

OP, this will make a good lan box and will hold you over for at least a couple years, but who knows you may upgrade sooner than that
    
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Well said +1

OP : Do as you will, I've given you my opinion and tbh I don't care what you do. I'm future proofed with my 6 cores and won't have to worry about upgrading for a long time.
i can simply just drop in an i5 7xx when i get start getting fps issues with newer games. i dont see what's so hard about upgrading, it's actually fun to upgrade whereas you make it sound like it's a bad thing.

edit: yes, heat is an issue, the case only has a 90mm exhaust fan and the card i have dumps air into the case
Edited by skarm - 2/16/11 at 9:47am
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OP,

An i3 @4.0ghz+ or i5 650 @4.0ghz+ is and does work extremely well for gaming whether it be a Source game, COD variety,GTA IV, Metro 2033, BC2 etc. You can run SLI/Crossfire if you were inclined to do so and the CPU's are more than enough.

To All these people saying an i3/i5 (dual core w/hyperthreading) isn't enough.. I WILL say that You have NO CLUE what You are talking about...Get off YOUR EGO's--End of Story.

If You Owned one and Your tuning Skills are "Good" You Would be singing a Different Story.
Edited by XxBeNigNxX - 2/16/11 at 9:54am
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