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Trying to decide between two processors for gaming

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October 16, 2012 1:35:40 PM

I have two processor which i am trying to decide between for gaming. The two processors are:

AMD Quad Core Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3


Intel Core i3-3220 3.30GHz

Which of these are better for gaming. For games like crysis of mw3

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October 16, 2012 1:55:01 PM

If your games are multi core enabled, the phenom X4 might be better.
But, very few games use more than 2 cores, so the faster cores of the i3-3220 would be better there.
Here are two tests which show the cpu performance differences.
The list includes a X4 980 which is a bit faster than the X4 965
And a i3-2100 which is slower than the i3-3220.
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October 16, 2012 2:45:53 PM

What would be better for playing crysis 2
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October 16, 2012 3:10:32 PM

If it's a short and simple answer you're after, the i3.