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How good is a desktop i3-3220 (3.3GHz) processor for gaming?

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November 19, 2013 1:45:49 AM

I've got a 2 months old prebuilt desktop computer with these specs:

i3-3220 (3.3 GHz)
8 GB of RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620

I would like to know how good is a desktop i3-3220 (3.3GHz) processor for gaming? for playing games like Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, FIFA 14, Saints Row IV, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Crysis 3, and upcoming games at medium resolution and settings at least.

Is my processor good or acceptable to play this kind of games? Should I upgrade it?

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November 19, 2013 1:51:37 AM

The i3 3220 is a lot better than most people think. The GT 620, however, is crap.

You NEED a new graphics card, not a new processor.
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November 19, 2013 1:51:41 AM

PakOne said:
I've got a 2 months old prebuilt desktop computer with these specs:

i3-3220 (3.3 GHz)
8 GB of RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620

I would like to know how good is a desktop i3-3220 (3.3GHz) processor for gaming? for playing games like Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, FIFA 14, Saints Row IV, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Crysis 3, and upcoming games at medium resolution and settings at least.

Is my processor good or acceptable to play this kind of games? Should I upgrade it?

it will struggle on those games, i'd say low settings really. if your going to upgrade than first get a gpu, i'd say a 760 it's around $250 and will be a huge boost. also that cpu really will bottleneck the system and should be upgraded to an i5, a k sku if you want to overclock.
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November 19, 2013 1:54:52 AM

My lil bro uses an i3 2120 and a GTX 660ti and he maxes most games on a 1080p monitor.

So yes, an i5 will be much better, and everybody is about to tell you so. But the i3 is good enough for now. Really.

You need at least a HD 7850. They can be had for as little as $109.
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November 19, 2013 2:09:13 AM

your cpu is good enough for practically every game on the market to play enjoyably. just add £100 + graphics card and new power supply if needed.
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November 19, 2013 2:28:27 AM

Ok, thank you everybody.
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