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Is Intel Core i3-2120 better than FX 4100 and phenom II x4 965?

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September 17, 2012 4:43:41 AM

Is the dual core Intel core i3 better than both the AMD FX-4100 and Phenom II X4 965 in gaming? I see the Intel is dual core but both of those AMD are quad core, but i read people saying that the Core i3 is still better?

this is the intel CPU im talking about
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i3-2120-Dual-Core-Processor...
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September 17, 2012 5:27:11 AM

yes, the i3 2120 is much better for gaming. because games usually don't effectively use more than 2 cores, having 2 faster cores would be much better than having 4 slower cores. the 2120 and 965 perform exactly the same overall, while at the same time the 2120 has 2 less cores, making it twice as fast. the 4100 however is slower than the two slightly.

to wrap it all up, get that 2120. if you get a 1155 motherboard you are also much more future friendly.

keep in mind that the ivy bridge core i3s were just released. you can get a 3.3GHz ivy bridge i3 for the same price using the promo code here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... there is free shipping too. make sure your motherboard supports it first.
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December 21, 2012 5:07:57 AM

marshal11 said:
yes, the i3 2120 is much better for gaming. because games usually don't effectively use more than 2 cores, having 2 faster cores would be much better than having 4 slower cores. the 2120 and 965 perform exactly the same overall, while at the same time the 2120 has 2 less cores, making it twice as fast. the 4100 however is slower than the two slightly.

to wrap it all up, get that 2120. if you get a 1155 motherboard you are also much more future friendly.

keep in mind that the ivy bridge core i3s were just released. you can get a 3.3GHz ivy bridge i3 for the same price using the promo code here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... there is free shipping too. make sure your motherboard supports it first.


You are totally wrong :non:  FX Bulldozer Chips are based on Zambezi Technology which were hardly meant to show their true performance on Previous version of windows. Since the time Windows 8 have released. See this, http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=AMD+FX-4...

FX-4100 Is better than Core i5 760, Core i3 2120/2125/2130

Thumbs up for FX Processors :sol: 
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December 21, 2012 5:34:55 AM

Find another benchmark, passmark doesn't prove any thing.
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December 21, 2012 6:03:46 AM

Dartz said:
You are totally wrong :non:  FX Bulldozer Chips are based on Zambezi Technology which were hardly meant to show their true performance on Previous version of windows. Since the time Windows 8 have released. See this, http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=AMD+FX-4...

FX-4100 Is better than Core i5 760, Core i3 2120/2125/2130

Thumbs up for FX Processors :sol: 

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December 21, 2012 4:08:05 PM

Where the hell did you get kilojoules from, 1 kilojoule is 1000W.
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December 21, 2012 4:54:14 PM

i3 2120 is better than the FX-4100 for gaming but not nearly as good as the X4 Black.

Instead of the i3 2120 get the i3-3220, same price and performs better.
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December 21, 2012 5:01:08 PM

the i3 is better than most amd processors avaible on the public market, only when overclocked heavily over 5gigahertz plus might be close or equal to the i3 in gaming.

but thats doesnt include higher energy consumption+better cooling setup etc.

at stock the i3 is the way to go.

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