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I3 2c/4t or i5 4c/4t which 1 is better

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October 3, 2012 10:38:52 PM

Hello,wouldnt i3 2c/4t perform almost like i5 4c/4t with both having same core clock speed considering that i5 may have larger cache size,just wondering why paying more money games probably will have similar fps if u compare these 2,as i can see it its threads that matter not cores.i want to buy smthing in 120 euros range thts for i5 but itll be much cheaper if u find i3 2c/4t if ur low on money?

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a c 283 à CPUs
October 3, 2012 10:45:51 PM

Because the 2 "Logical" cores of the i3 are only about 1/3 as powerful as the extra two real cores of the i5.

Add to that that some games just don't play nicely with HT.

Edit: That doesn't mean that an i3 isn't good for gaming because it certainly is, but the i5 is better.
a b à CPUs
October 3, 2012 10:46:18 PM

Actually, cores matter much more than threads. The hyper threading helps a bit, but in a properly threaded application, the i5 will be much faster.
a c 387 à CPUs
October 4, 2012 12:05:59 AM

Always go for the quad core. The i5 is superior to the very good i3, especially for gaming.