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January 3, 2012 9:16:41 PM

Hello,
just wanted to know which would be the better one to purchase the core 2 duo or the core i3

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January 3, 2012 9:21:29 PM

The I3, c2d is a thing of the past and the platform (socket) has come to end of its life.
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January 3, 2012 10:51:34 PM

Yep.
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January 3, 2012 11:57:02 PM

Just a FYI...

Buying an i3 and either a P67 or Z68 motherboard will allow you to upgrade your CPU in the future to an i5-2500k (or whatever Ivy Bridge will replace that CPU) and allow you to overclock. All "K" model i5/i7 CPUs have unlocked multipliers which allows for easy overclocks.

i3 CPUs are not very overclockable because they have locked cores. At most 300MHz - 400MHz if you adjust the frequency.
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January 4, 2012 12:06:01 AM

Yes yes yes.
On stage today is kajabla in the role of yes-man.
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January 4, 2012 12:18:22 AM

definately the core i3
but remember one thing i3 have two generations, 2nd generation of i3 have more performance per price

that is go for i3-2100 around 120$
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January 4, 2012 7:34:18 AM

jaguarskx said:
Just a FYI...

Buying an i3 and either a P67 or Z68 motherboard will allow you to upgrade your CPU in the future to an i5-2500k (or whatever Ivy Bridge will replace that CPU) and allow you to overclock. All "K" model i5/i7 CPUs have unlocked multipliers which allows for easy overclocks.

i3 CPUs are not very overclockable because they have locked cores. At most 300MHz - 400MHz if you adjust the frequency.


You can't adjust the frequency (to any useful level), but I thought there was the ability to adjust the multiplier but only by a limited amount.
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January 4, 2012 10:24:15 AM

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have you forgot i3-2120k


It does not exist. Only rumors, and that was back around May 2011.
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January 4, 2012 10:51:30 AM

I actually did some science fair research on this. i3 is going to be almost twice as good as core 2 duo.
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January 4, 2012 3:19:55 PM

While you could make an argument for an overclocked e8400 strictly for gaming, it's not a very good one.

The e8400 would probably edge the i3 in games that are limited to two cores, while the i3 would take the advantage back (due 2/2 HT) in games that supported 3+.

That's a very limited scope and approach though. The 775 platform is vastly inferior to 1155. Its use of a dedicated northbridge versus the 1155s DMI (on die memory and pci-e lanes) is its own worst enemy. One it's significantly slower, and second it generates a TON of heat.

Stick with 1155. It's a modern platform that represents a great balance of performance, efficiency and price.
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January 4, 2012 3:24:37 PM

i3 second generation will beat the hell out of any core 2 duo even core 2 quad and extreme (not GTA type games)... and memory performance in the core i3 is vastly superior
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January 4, 2012 5:11:30 PM

you can include gta4 too, i play it on a duel core athlon with a 6770 @ 1920x1200 at 40fps
so i3 can easily handle gta4 too
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January 4, 2012 6:12:48 PM

13thmonkey said:
You can't adjust the frequency (to any useful level), but I thought there was the ability to adjust the multiplier but only by a limited amount.

The multiplier changes the frequency. It multiplies the frequency of the FSB. I believe you can get the i3s to stick at their maximum Turbo Boost frequency.
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January 4, 2012 6:19:03 PM

Thought you were talking bclck/fsb as opposed to overall freq.
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January 4, 2012 9:24:34 PM

Ah, got it. This'll be fine, though.
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