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January 30, 2013 6:42:41 PM

My important specs:
i3-3220
8GB Ram
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 OC 1GB

Monitor - 1440 x 900

The games I'm wanting to play are: Far Cry 3, GTA IV, Dirt 3and Skyrim. All on high settings with decent AA settings and high 30+ fps

Another question, how good would I be able to run these on a 1920 x 1080 monitor? I'm considering upgrading from my current monitor to either a 20" 1600 x 900 or 21.5" 1920 x 1080(The monitor I have now was of no cost to me)

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a b C Monitor
January 30, 2013 7:22:26 PM

your system is totally unbalanced. on dual or single threaded games it will run fine but games like gta 4 and skyrim it will crumple with fps bounce, lag and stutters. regardless of rez or settings.
upgrade your cpu to a quad as soon as you can to make a more balanced system.
a b C Monitor
January 30, 2013 8:17:43 PM

My PC plays Skyrim fine on ultra with a Phenom x4 at 3.6GHz and according to this even the older i3 is around equal to it
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a b C Monitor
January 30, 2013 8:54:21 PM

yes but its a dual core. no matter how fast they are they have issues with quad threaded games.
it will play fine when in the caves and dungeons, but in the cities and some areas of the wilds the fps will crumple and stutter.
January 30, 2013 9:10:47 PM

Hm, so the i3 is bad for GTA and skyrim? That sucks I guess, I built this just last monday(21st). So upgrading right now is out of the question. Maybe if I turned down some of the settings it could do it better?
a b C Monitor
January 30, 2013 10:09:10 PM

It will play those games no problem at the right settings no idea what they will be try it and see.
a b C Monitor
January 30, 2013 10:10:44 PM

Sorry I know Hexit knows more than me on this subject so if he disagrees he is most likely correct.
January 31, 2013 8:18:42 AM

HEXiT said:
yes but its a dual core. no matter how fast they are they have issues with quad threaded games.
it will play fine when in the caves and dungeons, but in the cities and some areas of the wilds the fps will crumple and stutter.


a doubt...

doesn't the i3 - 3220 have 4 threads? won't that help?
January 31, 2013 9:29:37 AM

getbacktosrinu said:
a doubt...

doesn't the i3 - 3220 have 4 threads? won't that help?


It's two cores with hyperthreading.
January 31, 2013 9:46:37 AM

samuelspark said:
It's two cores with hyperthreading.

Woah wait, my ivy bridge i5 doesn't have hyperthreading, but an i3 does? That doesn't make sense.
January 31, 2013 11:07:56 AM

phil_livesey said:
Woah wait, my ivy bridge i5 doesn't have hyperthreading, but an i3 does? That doesn't make sense.


Yea. An i7 has 4 cores with hyperthreading. So 8 threads total
January 31, 2013 1:06:08 PM

samuelspark said:
Yea. An i7 has 4 cores with hyperthreading. So 8 threads total

I know what hyperthreading is, but it doesn't make sense why it's on the most basic of the "i" cpus, and the high end ones, but not the mid range.
January 31, 2013 1:45:45 PM

phil_livesey said:
I know what hyperthreading is, but it doesn't make sense why it's on the most basic of the "i" cpus, and the high end ones, but not the mid range.


Because hyperthreading is nowhere near as good as a real core
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