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CPU Clockspeeds or cores for integrated gpu?

Hi all,
I am curious to know whether clock speeds or sheer number of cores is more important for integrated GPU's, particularly the intel 4600. I will be building a budget home PC for my mum and younger brother, and light gaming such as minecraft is a necessity. A dedicated GPU will be added at a later date but cant be done immediately due to financial reasons. Although I'm not expecting there to be a massive difference, How well does the intel 4600 graphics compare between an i3 at 3.7Ghz or an i5 at 3.2Ghz. In particular the models i3-4660 and i5-4460. The price difference here in Aus is only $23 however the next model down i3 is only 100Mhz slower and would save early $40. What do you think is the best option?
Thanks everyone who takes the time to read this thread.
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    I think paired with a i5 it will be better, because for the future when you get a proper gpu, it will add a bgger boost than the i3
  2. legend001523 said:
    I think paired with a i5 it will be better, because for the future when you get a proper gpu, it will add a bgger boost than the i3


    Yeah I assumed that would be the case, but out of curiosity, would the igpu be more effective with the higher clock speeds of the i3. I assumed it would be but it seems that the both igpu on the chips seem to have the same clock speeds so maybe it doesn't matter.
  3. Haigz said:
    legend001523 said:
    I think paired with a i5 it will be better, because for the future when you get a proper gpu, it will add a bgger boost than the i3


    Yeah I assumed that would be the case, but out of curiosity, would the igpu be more effective with the higher clock speeds of the i3. I assumed it would be but it seems that the both igpu on the chips seem to have the same clock speeds so maybe it doesn't matter.


    clock speeds on the cpu doesn't matter much, i5 is just better than a i3 , I have a i5 3210m and a hd 4000 and i can run bf3 on low with my laptop, so i5 is better
  4. legend001523 said:
    Haigz said:
    legend001523 said:
    I think paired with a i5 it will be better, because for the future when you get a proper gpu, it will add a bgger boost than the i3


    Yeah I assumed that would be the case, but out of curiosity, would the igpu be more effective with the higher clock speeds of the i3. I assumed it would be but it seems that the both igpu on the chips seem to have the same clock speeds so maybe it doesn't matter.


    clock speeds on the cpu doesn't matter much, i5 is just better than a i3 , I have a i5 3210m and a hd 4000 and i can run bf3 on low with my laptop, so i5 is better


    Ok, thanks for all your help, really appreciate it.
  5. I'd go for the cheapest i5 out there, like legend001523 said would add lot of boost when you get a proper graphic card later. Most important in gaming for CPU's is clock rate, bigger the better, aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. i5 cache size is bigger than i3
  6. np
  7. K6-II said:
    I'd go for the cheapest i5 out there, like legend001523 said would add lot of boost when you get a proper graphic card later. Most important in gaming for CPU's is clock rate, bigger the better, aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. i5 cache size is bigger than i3


    Thanks for your input, ill definitely go for the i5.
  8. Since budget is an issue, may I suggest the G3258?
    With 1866 ram, you get a WEI for integrated graphics of 6.4 and that is plenty for modest gaming.
    Here is what a cheap build can do:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pentium-g3258-b81-cheap-overclocking,3888.html
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