I'm going to make a pc and these are the specs
Intel Pentium G2020 2.9GHz
AMD Radeon HD 7770 XFX Core 1GB Edition
4GB DDR3 1333MHz
or should i replace my processor with the Intel Core I3 3220
Or is the Intel Pentium G2020 good enough for gaming
or any other processor for that matter under £100 (Intel)
I am going to play Simcity , Day z , Arma III , Black Ops II
Would my average FPS increase alot?
I would appriciate the help and support
So usually when people say the Pentium is a better choice it is because the dollar difference allows you to spend more on the GPU. So if you dropped to a G2020 and saved $50 or so, and then used that to upgrade the GTX650 TI to a Radeon 7850, You'd see better results.
So in other words, dropping 10-20% in CPU to gain 30-40% in GPU is a better choice.
jessterman21, Should I really start my own when there are already dozens of Core i3-3220 vs G2020 threads? Hell, I shouldn't have posted on this one, as reading the forums pretty much answered my question.
twelve25, thanks for the breakdown. I want an Intel for the power efficiency and Hackintosh compatibility, which admittedly I did not mention before. I see your point for the GPU, and getting the Pentium is what's allowing me to stomach the cost of a GTX 650 Ti. I also want to stick with nVidia 6-series for Hackintosh compatibility.
Sounds like the system isn't seriously bottlenecked either way, so I'll probably go with it. Especially now that I found out the G2020 is only $50 at Microcenter.