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PLS help me choose CPU ???

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November 19, 2011 8:27:08 PM

So basicaly which one of these budget cpu's is better in gaming:

-Intel Pentium G850 2.9 ghz

-Intel Corei3 540 3.0 ghz

Corei3 should theoreticaly be faster but in every gaming benchmark(anand tech) the pentium beats corei3,what's up with that,is it because pentium is sandy bridge ???

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November 19, 2011 8:33:13 PM

I like the i3 the best. Frys has the 550 closeout for $90. the i3 has no overclocking limits like some 1155 cpus. It only works with 1156 motherboards and has hyperthreading support, which the g850 doesn't. I overclocked my I-3 530 to 3.65 easily.
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