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November 7, 2012 1:14:09 PM

I am building a budget gaming computer. Im in between amd a10 and i3 3225 .I basically play games and some video encodings . If i choose i3, among asrock z77 pro 3 and gigabyte ga-b75m-d3h which is better for me . I got radeon hd 5850 ddr5 1gb gpu. Does the igpu of processors useful for better gameplay through lucid virtua mvp (HYPERFORMANCE) . And advise me for a good psu or I got a zebronic 450w smps is it enough . And what about an i5 3470 for gaming over i3, is it worth spending money?.

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November 7, 2012 3:03:16 PM

Yes an i5 would be worth the money. I would recommend investing in a good PSU. A dedicated GPU will always be better for gaming. Motherboard wise, a B75 or H77 is fine if you don't plan on overclocking. What is your budget?
November 7, 2012 4:56:18 PM

The AMD FX 6300 ($130) nearly matches the i3 3220 ($130) in single threaded performance and spanks it in multi threaded. Also the 6300 could be overclocked to beat the i3 even more. In addition your AM3+ mobo will support steamroller. Just something to think about.
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November 7, 2012 6:25:42 PM

They still do not beat an i5. If anything the FX 4170 would offer better performance than the both of them.
November 8, 2012 3:59:59 AM

montosaurous said:
Yes an i5 would be worth the money. I would recommend investing in a good PSU. A dedicated GPU will always be better for gaming. Motherboard wise, a B75 or H77 is fine if you don't plan on overclocking. What is your budget?





30k . I am keeping my 19" lcd monitor and hd 5850.
November 8, 2012 4:04:34 AM

montosaurous said:
They still do not beat an i5. If anything the FX 4170 would offer better performance than the both of them.



Many rewiews saying FX is a big failure for amd, and the A series(trinity) are more clocked and speedy than the bulldozers. Is it true or an fx 4170 is modified according to the failure?
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November 8, 2012 4:09:18 AM

for that budget an i5 would suit you better. if you wanna overclock get i5-3570k and Z77 mobo else get the cheaper i5-3450 with H77 mobo.
get some decent corsair or gskill 8 gigs ram 1600 or 1866 mhz
get a decent smps like corsair or antec and then you are good to go.
let me post a basic build for you
CPU: http://www.flipkart.com/intel-3-1-ghz-fclga1155-core-i5...
MOTHERBOARD: http://www.flipkart.com/asrock-h77-pro4-mvp-motherboard...
RAM : http://www.flipkart.com/g-skill-sniper-ddr3-8-gb-2-x-4-...
SMPS : http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-500cxv2uk-500-wat...

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November 8, 2012 4:18:00 AM
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manu1532 said:
I am building a budget gaming computer. Im in between amd a10 and i3 3225 .I basically play games and some video encodings . If i choose i3, among asrock z77 pro 3 and gigabyte ga-b75m-d3h which is better for me . I got radeon hd 5850 ddr5 1gb gpu. Does the igpu of processors useful for better gameplay through lucid virtua mvp (HYPERFORMANCE) . And advise me for a good psu or I got a zebronic 450w smps is it enough . And what about an i5 3470 for gaming over i3, is it worth spending money?.


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With a HD5850 either option is going to deliver very close gaming results in general, there will be titles where the i3 will have a bit of an edge so it is one to consider, the APU gives flexibility, in applications like photoshop and adobe HSA based applications the APU will show significant gains, in rendering videos it will be much of a muchness, to say that these parts are similar is an understatement.

A10/A8 + A85 chipset motherboard you will get high end features and connectivity on a low cost platform which is a nice little consideration, you get Lucid MVP which in some instances can be very noticeable, but allows you to switch between discrete and integrated depending on your workload.

The i3 on a low end B75 motherboard doesn't quite give you the same bells and whistles or connectivity and high end features so that is another thing to consider, a A8/A10 with a Asrock A85X extreme 6 will cost about the same as a i3 on the Gigabyte B75M, in terms of features and appearance the APU setup wins every time.
November 8, 2012 11:44:30 AM

Above two options which one i should go with, any suggestion? . If i go with A10 , how much i will benefited with the igpu because i already got gpu. And what about the 4 core performance of a10 over 4 threads of i3. And with A10 5800k am i able use the igpu+gpu performance because a hd 5850+7660 will rocks. And when will be the new trinity processors available in india. If it takes a month i will go with i3 or i5. I am also considering fx6300 in which the single thread performance is comparable to the i3 3220 and besides it give a good multithread processing.
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November 8, 2012 12:01:51 PM

manu1532 said:
Above two options which one i should go with, any suggestion? . If i go with A10 , how much i will benefited with the igpu because i already got gpu. And what about the 4 core performance of a10 over 4 threads of i3. And with A10 5800k am i able use the igpu+gpu performance because a hd 5850+7660 will rocks. And when will be the new trinity processors available in india. If it takes a month i will go with i3 or i5. I am also considering fx6300 in which the single thread performance is comparable to the i3 3220 and besides it give a good multithread processing.


1] Depends on the work load, for gaming it is beneficial to stick to the discrete card, certain productivity applications benefit greatly from the iGPU side, Lucid lets you switch between them.

2] CPU performance a lot is neck on neck but in pure single x86 performance the intel part is faster.

3] No you cannot use the 7660D with the HD5850, dual graphics mode only works with HD6600 and 6500 varients.

4] ETA, cannot say, all I know is India don't market AMD all that well.
November 8, 2012 1:09:21 PM

Why the i3 2100(3.1 gh) is priced higher than the 2120(3.3) and 3220(3.3) . is there any speciality in 2100
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November 8, 2012 1:32:08 PM

No the 2100 is the most basic model
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November 9, 2012 12:30:19 AM

manu1532 said:
Why the i3 2100(3.1 gh) is priced higher than the 2120(3.3) and 3220(3.3) . is there any speciality in 2100


It's just an older model CPU. Intel CPUs do not really drop in price even on older CPUs that are no longer in production. At this point just let it sit one the shelf a little while longer. Maybe in 500 years it will be worth it's weight in silver.
November 9, 2012 1:59:13 AM

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November 9, 2012 2:08:24 AM

Thanx mates , im getting the
i5 3570
asrock h77 mobo
seasonic s12ii 520w
G SKILL SNIPER 4gb

bcz fx 6300 not available for a couple of months here and ican wait that longer
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