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Upgrading CPU from pentium to i3 or i5?

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November 27, 2013 11:10:05 AM

I'm upgrading from my g2020 to a new processor for BF4 (pentium can't handle it) should i get the i3 or i5, haswell or ivy bridge, which specific model

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November 27, 2013 11:16:09 AM

I would recommend an i5-4670k (haswell) seeing as you're upgrading to a completely new platform, which means you'll be replacing the motherboard as well.
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November 27, 2013 11:17:17 AM

that processor use LGA1155 which only support Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge, and you will need to check with the motherboard manufacturer website to see which cpu are supported.
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November 27, 2013 11:19:09 AM

my budget can stretch to around £140 but I really don't want to spend that much more around £100 mark. Are there any benchmarks for BF4 showing the difference between th I3 and I5
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November 27, 2013 11:19:39 AM

i5 4670k is a great choice and actually it might help if you tell us your whole system, because you also need a new version of motherboard if you are jumping to hashwell version.

Amd fx 8350 will also a good option specially BF4 ulitilizes more cores, so 8350 with 8cores will also a good choice its cheaper than 4670k.
November 27, 2013 11:23:41 AM

My current system is as follows:
Pentium G2020
7770 Vapour-X
8gb 1600mhz RAM
asus P8H61-MX R2.0
Corsair cx430
NZXT Vulcan Matx case

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November 27, 2013 11:34:12 AM

It probably between Core i5-3350P or i5 3570K on your budget.
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