Solved I3-2100 vs A6/A8 or FX-4100 Tags: CPUs Last response: September 24, 2012 2:49 PM in CPUs Share Regor245 September 22, 2012 5:09:21 PM I want to upgrade to see a big improvement in games like GTA IV and i'm preparing for GTA 5. (Coming from an AMD Athlon II X2 245, DDR2 800 4GB) My Monitor resolution is 1440x900. Parts that i will reuse from my old system: Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 GDDR5 320gb HDD Quote:PSU: 3Zone (Some korean made PSU).. i'm not sure if it can handle a 125w processor. +3.3v - 35a +5v - 28a +12v1 - 10a +12v2 = 10a I'm aiming for i3-2100 since it only has 65w TDP (fits my psu better i think) and it's pinless.. but it's a only dual core with HT... Do you think it will run GTA IV smoothly just like AMD Quads? I have an average of 25fps in GTA IV with Athlon II X2 245 (Medium to High Settings).. OC'ing to 3.5ghz gives me a 5 fps boost. Do you think an i3+DDR3 will give more than that? (Sorry for my English) More about : 2100 4100 Best solution tigeryeow September 22, 2012 6:55:25 PM the i3 is better vs the fx4100 and the a series cpus, most games are mostly gpu dependent but you will see some inprovement in fps u can refer to this http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o... the i3 is 1 tier above the fx and 4 above the a8/a6 Share Regor245 September 23, 2012 1:59:37 AM Best answer selected by regor245. m 0 l Related resources I3-2100 vs FX-4100 vs A8-3870K budget office build? - Forum AMD Phenom II X4 965 vs Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz for new build - Forum AMD Phenom II X4 965 vs Intel Core i3-2100?? - Forum E5200 OC Vs. G630 Vs. i3-2100 - Forum i3-2100 vs i3-2120? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Regor245 September 23, 2012 9:15:29 AM I've bought an i3-2120 and Asus H61-M LX3 Plus, I can't find any Quad AMD m 0 l sarinaide a b à CPUs September 24, 2012 2:49:31 PM There was also a FX 4170 which would have been a good choice as well, the buffed up clockspeeds help feed the pipelines faster mitigating the lose of IPC significantly, and it is a quad core. FYI, don't ever take the TH monthly CPU breakdown as the holy bible, there are plenty inaccuracies that lead to stupid buys. fortunately with your hardware you will be fine. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPhenom II X4 970 VS i3-2100 for AutoCAD/SolidWorks/CATIA Forum SolvedA6-2600 vs i3-2100 for video encoding Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II X4 955 vs Intel Core i3-2100 Forum SolvedI3-2100 vs Phenom II x4? Forum SolvedI3-2100 vs Phenom ii x4 965 BE Forum SolvedFOR GAMING...GTX 760 SC + FX-4100 vs. Radeon HD 7870 + FX-4100 Forum SolvedAthlon II x4 740 vs FX-4100 Forum Solvedis a AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 socket AM3+ 4 Core Processor - 3.60GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo compatible with my n68 vs3 motherboard Forum SolvedAMD-A8-3850 vs FX-4100 Forum SolvedCore i5 760 vs FX-4100 Forum SolvedAMD 3.6 GHz AM3+ FX4100 Processor vs Amd A10 5800K Forum SolvedPhenom II x6 1045T vs FX-4100 Forum SolvedAMD Fx 6100 Vs AMD FX4100 Forum SolvedFX-4100 vs AMD A6-3670K Forum SolvedFx-4100 vs phenom II x4? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !