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Should i get an intel or amd processor for gaming?

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March 10, 2012 9:59:14 AM

i am upgrading my CPU to intel core i3 2100. im also thinking of AMD Phenom II x4 955BE/Phenom II X2 555

so what should i get for gaming like modernwarfare3, battlefield 3, crisis series, rage, gta4.

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March 10, 2012 10:42:59 AM

Get the i3. Seriously check the benchmarks and comparisons on the internet and on various topics around the forum.
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March 10, 2012 11:40:42 AM

Intel Core i5 2500k

beats all of the AMD processors.
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March 10, 2012 12:49:21 PM

I would go for the i3 or maybe even wait until the ivy bridge is released and you might be able to afford the i5 by then.
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March 10, 2012 1:05:30 PM

The 955 and i3 are both good CPUs for the price, but the 960t can unlock to a six core sometimes, and may help in some cases like video editing and if you find a game that will actually support six threads.

For pure power the i3 is better, but keep in mind it cannot be overclocked.
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March 11, 2012 12:12:22 AM

A Core i3-2100 can compete very well against a Phenom II X4 980 when it comes to games.
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March 11, 2012 12:38:07 AM

I would do i3 then later on upgrade to a 2500K or a Ivy Bridge quad core, but make sure to get a P67, Z68 or H67 mobo for IB support plus a Gen3 will mean PCIe 3.0 which will make the system last a bit longer before presenting bottlenecks.
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March 11, 2012 12:53:06 AM

i3-2100, then upgrade either to a sandybridge i5, i7. Or an ivybridge i3, i5, or i7.
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March 11, 2012 7:23:20 AM

i3-2100, i5-2500K, or i7 2600K...depends on how much you want to spend
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March 11, 2012 12:34:09 PM

Go for the i3 2100 as Intel is going to take time releasing the entire Ivy Bridge lineup.
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