I'm wanting to save as much money as possible on my new computer. If I'm going to be gaming a lot, is it worth getting an i5/i7 over my Intel Core i3 530 DUAL CORE 2.93GHz 73W? I will mostly be playing not-so-demanding shooters and various MMORPGs. How much of a difference will I see if I upgrade to an i5 or i7?
As u can see in the articles, the performance depend of the CPU and GPU not only from one of both. A high end CPU (980x six core) with a low end GPU (ATI 4650) is a bottleneck, or a low end CPU (Pentium IV) with a high end GPU (ATI 5970) is another bottleneck.