Here's the thing : I'm about to build my new gaming pc and the first game I'd like to play is Grand Theft Auto IV from 2008.
I heard this game was really badly optimized, but can someone enlighten me on what it means? And also, it is said that GTA 4 was made to be played with Quad-Core CPU since it's very demanding. I just bought the Intel Core i3-2120 3.3 Ghz for my rig because it's the only thing I could afford (125$ instead of the 190$ i5-2320). But since it's a Dual-Core CPU, I was wondering what would be the difference and results of playing a game like GTA 4 that plays better with Quad-Core CPUs.
Sure. I was able to play it on my Lenovo IdeaPad Y470 that has a dual core i5-2410m without any problems. It ran fine so it should be okay for you as well... unless there is something super awesome about the Y470 that I don't know about.