Build 1: i3 3220, asus hd 7770 1gb (crossfire), 16gb ram.
Build 2: i5 3570k, asus hd 7770 1gb (no crossfire), 4gb ram.
Goal is to play mid range games while streaming/skype/firefox running.
How much more cpu usage % will i3 3220 compare to i5 3570k under these build/program conditions.
Currently using celeron 430/2gb ram/ati 700x pro. all i wanted to is thrown this out of window because anything can run the cpu usage to 95-100 range and cause massive lag spikes.
An FX 6300/8320 would be a far better choice than an i3 3220. Also I don't see why you'd want 2 7770's in xfire when you could get a single-card solution that delivers better performance for less money.
If you're able to use AMD CPUs, that would be a little more ideal for what you need the PC for.
A 8320 is better than an i5 for streaming, and will cost less.
yeah but already brought the i3 3220 and the GA Z77 d3h mobo... gonna be a hassle to sell both.. so yeah planning to sell i3 if i5 offers a much better performance. how much % cpu usage would you estimate the difference be under the said condition?