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GAMING : Pentium G850 ≈ i3 2100 : SAVE 35$

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January 6, 2012 12:57:59 PM

I cant believe that they are almost equal in games:

Pentium G850 ≈ i3 2100

as indicated by benchmarks provided at ANANDTECH

Can any body certify those benchmarks?

If those are real benchs, i would rather prefer a budget gaming build with Pentium G850, instead of 35$ costlier i3 2100.

Any more relevant suggestions are welcomed!
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January 6, 2012 1:04:03 PM

Indeed, the biggest difference is HyperThreading which has little effect on gaming.
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January 6, 2012 1:16:11 PM

Yes, but overall the i3 has something like a 10% - 25% better score in other benchmarks, not to mention the fact that most people don't know anything about computers and will instantly say that i7 = x2 i5.
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January 6, 2012 3:15:12 PM

navZ88 said:
I cant believe that they are almost equal in games:

Pentium G850 ≈ i3 2100

as indicated by benchmarks provided at ANANDTECH

Can any body certify those benchmarks?

If those are real benchs, i would rather prefer a budget gaming build with Pentium G850, instead of 35$ costlier i3 2100.

Any more relevant suggestions are welcomed!



Almost equal? What benchmarks are you looking at? Not even close in ANYTHING. Besides the 2120 is the same price as the 2100 and it's 200mhz faster.
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January 6, 2012 3:46:08 PM

geekapproved said:
Almost equal? What benchmarks are you looking at? Not even close in ANYTHING. Besides the 2120 is the same price as the 2100 and it's 200mhz faster.



ok even if it lag 5 fps, getting a better dGPU wont let it happen.
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January 6, 2012 3:54:03 PM

Pentium G850 doesn't provide:

#1. Intel® Quick Sync Video
Intel® Quick Sync Video provides breakthrough media processing for incredibly fast editing and sharing.

#2. Intel® InTru™ 3D
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors offer an outstanding Blu-Ray Stereo 3D experience in full high definition resolution (1080p) with HDMI 1.4.

#3. Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Increases the performance of Accelerated Floating Point and Vector Computing Intensive Applications with minimal power gains.


There is nothing to bother abt these bcoz IGP turns inactive while dGPU is assembled. Isn't it
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January 6, 2012 4:32:51 PM

If you are using a Z68 board with support for IGP and a dedicated video card you should be able to run a monitor or two off from each. I know that it works this way with the Intel® Desktop DZ68BD and the DZ68BC boards so I am going to guess that other boards will allow this to. So if you don’t want to run the IGP you need to make sure that it is turned off in the Bios.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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January 6, 2012 4:45:58 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
If you are using a Z68 board with support for IGP and a dedicated video card you should be able to run a monitor or two off from each. I know that it works this way with the Intel® Desktop DZ68BD and the DZ68BC boards so I am going to guess that other boards will allow this to. So if you don’t want to run the IGP you need to make sure that it is turned off in the Bios.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team


is it in my hand to remain igp on after taking display through a dgpu

in some other thread u told that igp n dgpu dont work together as in the case with onboard gpu n dgpu,
i.e. wen dgpu comes into play igp/onboard gpu gets inactive, so my question was:

is there need to bother abt those TRU , AVX, n Quick Sync features that i wont be able to have while swithing to G850 from i3 2100 in the case i m using a dgpu?

i3 2100 + dgpu means IGP inactive so having those features makes no sense?
G850 + dgpu means IGP inactive so not having those features doesnt lag system performance.

however 4-5 fps relative lag is seen in G850 due to 200MHz lower clock than i3.
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January 6, 2012 7:29:14 PM

doesn't the i3 also have 2x the L2 or something?
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