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My AMD Phenom II X4 965 Vs Intel Core i3 2120

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May 17, 2011 9:47:46 PM

Right Now I Have The AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE And I Would Like Buy The Intel Core i3 2120, Is It Worth It? Cause I Only Want Better Gameing Performance ? Anoyne Help ?

My Current PC -
MB: Gigabyte 870A-UD3
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
Grafic card: Sapphire Radeon 1 Gb Vapor-X OC Edition
RAM: Kingmax 4 GB 2X2GB 1600 Mhz DDR3
PSU: LC POWER Silent Giant Green Edition 650 W
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May 17, 2011 9:56:05 PM

For gaming it would be a very small upgrade and everything else a small downgrade. What model Radeon do you have?
May 17, 2011 9:56:27 PM

gaming performance would be better spent upgrading your graphics card directly versus the platform in which it currently resides. if you had the original phenom quad cores that would be a different situation.

Phenom II should suffice for another year or two.
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May 17, 2011 10:13:36 PM

i see vids in youtube from people that have amd phenoms II x4 with gtx 580s and hd 6970s and everything seems pefects no performance problems, in conclusion, in your case, the GPU will make the difference
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May 18, 2011 12:49:57 AM

I can confidently say that I'm not going to be getting rid of my X4 965 on an MSI 790FX-GD70 for a long time. Does everything I want it to right now, and I'll probably just drop in an HD 6970 or similar when my 5770 stops being able to handle the games I want it to run.

But no. It wouldn't be worth it. Invest your money somewhere else until your Phenom actually gets outdated and can't do what you want it to.
May 18, 2011 1:31:16 PM

I Have The Sapphire Radeon 5770 Vapor-X 1 Gb, So Is Wort It Getting The New CPU Or Should I Better Upgrade My Graphic Card? Cause I Was Thinking To Go With The Radeon 6950 When I Get The Money For It XD
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May 18, 2011 1:54:09 PM

Yes a 6950 is a much better idea as the 2120 is not really even an upgrade.
May 18, 2011 2:36:15 PM

Tnx But Should I Get The 1 Gb Version Or 2 Gb ? Is There Any Big Diffrence Between The 1 Gb And 2 Gb Version?
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May 18, 2011 2:37:06 PM

What resolution are you gaming at and is it likely to change?
May 18, 2011 2:41:23 PM

I´m Gaming At 1920x1080
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May 18, 2011 4:33:07 PM

A 6870 is good enough to use ultra settings on any game at 1920 x 1080 so the 1Gb one should be great but the 2Gb one can be flashed to a 6970 which would future proof it for an extra year ish.