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Which is better: i3 4150 or overclocked Athlon x4 760k

its all in the title, I will be doing 90% gaming. was wondering if the extra $40 was worth it.
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  1. ge7atme said:
    its all in the title, I will be doing 90% gaming. was wondering if the extra $40 was worth it.


    The i3 4150 will outperform the Athlon X4 760k, especially if it's overclocked.
  2. The i3 is better all the time.
  3. but I thought you couldn't overclock the i3?
  4. I would hope that the i3 is better since it costs a lot more money.

    Not better at this though :P

  5. damric said:
    I would hope that the i3 is better since it costs a lot more money.

    Not better at this though :P



    That's the strangest game I have ever seen.
  6. The i3 when overclocked is better than the athlon x4 760k, but the i3 is not designed for overclocking.
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    My vote goes to the i3 4150.

    1. Lower TDP.
    2. More energy efficient.
    3. Much stronger single-core performance.
    4. Better upgrade path.

    That said, I'd recommend you save your money and go for an i5 instead. More and more games are utilising (and requiring) quad-core processors, and whilst the i3 is hyper-threaded, it doesn't perform at the same level as an i5. Remember, a core and a thread are not the same, and software will treat them differently.
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