Hello, how do we find i5 performance wrt phenom 2 for a gaming pc within 400$
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The only better than an i5 is an i7. Luckily much gaming will not utilize more than 2 cores so an AMD 965 will do well and even manage to beat an i3 in a few games. For games that can use 4 cores the i5 is very hard to beat.