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how good is the intel pentium g2020

I am thinking of making my own computer using 8gb of ram and a intel pentium g2020. Would this cpu be good enough or should i spash out on a separate graphics card and/or a different cpu(it would be used for light gaming).
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  1. I would defiantly get one of the newer CPU's ie: I5 or I7. Your going to see a much better performance over the G2020.
  2. Yes, the Pentium G2020 is a good budget CPU for the price.
    The pentium G2020 should perform faster than the Core 2 Duo E8400 at stock speeds.
    Pair it with a dedicated graphics card like the GTX 650 Ti or HD 7770 and should be good enough for gaming.
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  4. unreal9400 said:
    Yes, the Pentium G2020 is a good budget CPU for the price.
    The pentium G2020 should perform faster than the Core 2 Duo E8400 at stock speeds.
    Pair it with a dedicated graphics card like the GTX 650 Ti or HD 7770 and should be good enough for gaming.


    All of the graphics cards you mentioned were over £100 would`nt it be cheaper just to get a better cpu? Or am i talking balony(light gaming being minecraft).
  5. http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-Processor-LGA1156-I5-750BOX/dp/B002KQ5KDY#productDescription. I honestly think this would be the best processor for you to game with.
  6. MrWoods said:
    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-Processor-LGA1156-I5-750BOX/dp/B002KQ5KDY#productDescription. I honestly think this would be the best processor for you to game with.



    It is'nt exackly cheap is it...
  7. MrWoods said:
    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-Processor-LGA1156-I5-750BOX/dp/B002KQ5KDY#productDescription. I honestly think this would be the best processor for you to game with.


    An old i5 750 is a very bad option since there isn't an upgrade path as you are stuck with lga 1156.
  8. Best answer
    knee4 said:
    unreal9400 said:
    Yes, the Pentium G2020 is a good budget CPU for the price.
    The pentium G2020 should perform faster than the Core 2 Duo E8400 at stock speeds.
    Pair it with a dedicated graphics card like the GTX 650 Ti or HD 7770 and should be good enough for gaming.


    All of the graphics cards you mentioned were over £100 would`nt it be cheaper just to get a better cpu? Or am i talking balony(light gaming being minecraft).


    You said light gaming.
    Graphics card such as the HD 6670 or HD 7750 is enough for casual games and light gaming.
    Most games run well on dual core CPU.
    But next generation console will use more CPU cores and more threads.
    That is why most people recommend Core i5 and Core i7 as they are quad core processors and are much future proof compared to Pentium G2020.
    If you're on budget and want to upgrade later to i5 or i7, the Pentium should do well for now.
  9. MrWoods said:
    I would defiantly get one of the newer CPU's ie: I5 or I7. Your going to see a much better performance over the G2020.


    Mr Woods, although the I5 and I7 are better, they are not any newer, as the g2020 is an ivybridge processor. What they are, is significantly more expensive, and where is mention of I3, I3 has a lot of bang for the buck! For someone on a budget a pairing of G2020 and a good video card will work fine for gaming, especially with the 8 gigs of ram stated above.
  10. It should run about 60 to 70frps on minecraft
  11. On normal render distance and max fps
  12. All together,how much will it cost?
  13. Speedy minecraft said:
    All together,how much will it cost?


    £200
  14. The cheap pentium and a cheap dedicated grapichscard is a lot better for gaming than expencive i5 or i7 with no dedicated grapichscard!
  15. guys he said light gaming,well dude i was having last year pentium g2020 and a R7240 and it was great ,altough u there is now 7730,pairing a pentium g2020 with radeon hd 7730 is good
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