Upgrading cpu for Skyrim - Tight budget

I'm wanting to upgrade my CPU but I'm on a tight budget. I currently have the Pentium G620 2.6 Ghz and I'm looking at the Intel Core i3-2130 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz. I play with 150+ mods and would like to use mods like Open Cities and be able to increase my texture resolutions. Is that upgrade worth it?
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  1. Definitely need to upgrade to at least i3
    Your texture resolutions depend on your GPU.
    Which one do you have?
  2. A Core i3 will barely increase your FPS. If you really want a significant upgrade, consider buying a Core i5 or upgrading your GPU.
  3. Kamen_BG said:
    A Core i3 will barely increase your FPS. If you really want a significant upgrade, consider buying a Core i5 or upgrading your GPU.


    He said he has a tight budget , that's why I told him to definitely buy an i3
  4. I have a radeon 6850 1gb OC 850/1100. I can run with higher textures but I get a hit to my fps and it dips in stress areas like Whiterun. I'm comfortable with at least 30fps but when it starts getting lower than 20 I can definitely see it. I'd also be upgrading from 4gb to 8gb regardless of other upgrades.
  5. charon711 said:
    I have a radeon 6850 1gb OC 850/1100. I can run with higher textures but I get a hit to my fps and it dips in stress areas like Whiterun. I'm comfortable with at least 30fps but when it starts getting lower than 20 I can definitely see it. I'd also be upgrading from 4gb to 8gb regardless of other upgrades.


    Upgrading to i3 or increasing you RAM will help you very little run higher textures at better framerates.
    Although I recommend upgrading to an i3 from your current processor.
    You have to upgrade your GPU to get significantly better Framerates.
    I don't think that there is anything left to discuss so select a best answer and close the thread.
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