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Is it worth paying more for a slightly better Haswell i3?

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August 24, 2014 8:33:24 AM

I will be upgrading my PC very soon and I'm thinking about what CPU to buy. A Haswell i3 fits my budget, but there are many models of the i3, each one a tiny bit better than the last. My question is: is it worth paying a bit more for a bit faster i3?

The CPUs I'm looking at are:
i3-4130
i3-4330
i3-4340


Which one would be the best? And is there a big difference between the 4130 and 4340? Thanks in advance!

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August 24, 2014 9:08:01 AM

All you really get is tiny clock speed bumps and a better IGP, if you are not planning on using the IGP don't factor that in.
http://ark.intel.com/compare/77480,77769,77771

PC Part picker shows the difference in price being far more than the difference in clock speed really justifies so its not really worth it, and if you really need extra CPU performance an i5 4440 is about $20 more than an i3-4340
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August 24, 2014 9:09:02 AM

There is not any big difference b/w these i3's.All of them are dual core.
There is very little upgradation on one above another.so, 4130 will be a better choice.and you can save some penny.
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August 24, 2014 9:31:40 AM

hunter315 said:
All you really get is tiny clock speed bumps and a better IGP, if you are not planning on using the IGP don't factor that in.
http://ark.intel.com/compare/77480,77769,77771

PC Part picker shows the difference in price being far more than the difference in clock speed really justifies so its not really worth it, and if you really need extra CPU performance an i5 4440 is about $20 more than an i3-4340


After some consideration and those figures, I guess I will just go with an i5. Thanks!
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