I can just go do other stuff when it renders, i don't really mind too much.. But how much better would an i3 3220 be? and tf2, half life, HL3 when it comes out(never), portal, Amnesia, L4D2, Minecraft, Binding of Issac and any other game thats on sale. ill probably get BF3 eventually. Is the i3 worth the 30$ extra?
There was a thread on this site a while ago that compared an i5 with 2 core disabled (no HT, so essentially an LGA1155 Pentium) along with an i3 2120. The 2120 absolutely smoked when it came to BF3 compared with the Pseudo-Pentium.
I just noticed the i3 compared on that thread also has the numbers "2120"
Just keep in mind when I mentioned 2120 in my post above, I was referring to the i3-2120, not G2120 (I'm sure you're aware, just adding that in so there aren't any mix-ups).