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

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May 14, 2014 1:52:12 PM

its all in the title, I will be doing 90% gaming. was wondering if the extra $40 was worth it.
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May 14, 2014 2:01:56 PM

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.
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May 14, 2014 2:04:43 PM

The i3 is better all the time.
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May 14, 2014 2:16:11 PM

but I thought you couldn't overclock the i3?
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May 14, 2014 2:16:20 PM

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

Not better at this though :p 

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May 15, 2014 1:50:19 AM

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.
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May 15, 2014 2:12:00 AM

The i3 when overclocked is better than the athlon x4 760k, but the i3 is not designed for overclocking.
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May 15, 2014 2:27:55 AM

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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