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Intel Pentium 630

Hi guys, this my first post in this forum.

I am planning to upgrade my current pc and recently got msi gtx 660 oc edition and seasonic s2 620..I have done some bechmmark for bf3 at 1080p with ultra setting and I am getting around 23-42 fps..honestly with my age old duel core e5200 oced at 3.2 ghz its pretty descent. I also run bechies on Mafia 2,batman arkham city,,with out physx its 30+ ,but batman has min 10 fps..overall I can play almost any game at high setting if not ultra. After going through following article in tomshardware article :
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120.html
, I understand that low profile cpus can give a good performance if you have a good gpu and gaming at 1080p.So decided to get something like --

Intel Pentium Processor G630 Rs. 3339 (61.17 usd)
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Motherboard Rs. 4346 (79.62 usd)
G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL) Rs. 3190 (73.0 usd)

In future I may upgrade to something like i5 3450 or higher after 6-7months later if needed and get a ssd for the OS. The selected RAM runs at 1600 but the proccy only supports 1066,,will it damage the ram anyway
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  1. get an i5 or an i3 now. Ivy bridge. your cpu is bottlenecking your whole setup. I have an i7 2600k with a gtx 560. My framerates at 1080p and ultra is almost the same as yours.
  2. i always assume the same when i hear pentium these days, but just for dirt cheap builds and dirt cheap cpus, Tom's benchmark's are hard to deny
  3. abbadon_34 said:
    i always assume the same when i hear pentium these days, just for dirt cheap builds and dirt cheap cpus, Tom's benchmark's are hard to deny

    yeah..damn cheap I can get whole procy+mobo+ram setup at a price of i5, and it will perform 30% less in games..quad core shines in some game..I think in duel core pentium is value for moeny,,save more and get an i5 whenever you can
  4. i have a G630 and it performs pretty good in games even on highest settings
  5. mohit9206 said:
    i have a G630 and it performs pretty good in games even on highest settings

    cooll..At what resolution do you game ??? At higher resolution with higher details , load transfered from cpu to gpu, hence while gaming at 1080p gpu matter more in terms of performance.shall I go with gskill ram ?? Its 1600,,I am not g630 procey and b75 mobo will support 1600
  6. definately get a new cpu etc the intels are pretty damn cheap, amd isnt any cheaper these days, in the mean time you have an easy extra 500-600 mhz in your e5200 my old one ways running at 3.75ghz@.02v over stock and i was able to get 3.9 if i wanted to push it, make sure you using aftermarket cooling on the e5200 though they do run hot when pushed
  7. Well, the least I can say is that it's not a very well balanced setup. If this is going to work for you al depends on what you're planing to do with it and what games you're playing. Most non-gaming applications havily depens on your CPU instead of your GPU, a 630 is really slow then. Most of the games currently depend heavily on your GPU but others don't. There's some rumor that present games will depend more on the CPU but well, thats rumours. Have a look in the internet on the effect of a CPU on gaming to get a better picture I would say.
  8. jasont78 said:
    definitely get a new cpu etc the intels are pretty damn cheap, amd isn't any cheaper these days, in the mean time you have an easy extra 500-600 mhz in your e5200 my old one ways running at 3.75ghz@.02v over stock and i was able to get 3.9 if i wanted to push it, make sure you using aftermarket cooling on the e5200 though they do run hot when pushed

    I am using Coolermaster Evo 2 and OCed to 3.3 ghz..
  9. -Elmer- said:
    Well, the least I can say is that it's not a very well balanced setup. If this is going to work for you al depends on what you're planing to do with it and what games you're playing. Most non-gaming applications havily depens on your CPU instead of your GPU, a 630 is really slow then. Most of the games currently depend heavily on your GPU but others don't. There's some rumor that present games will depend more on the CPU but well, thats rumours. Have a look in the internet on the effect of a CPU on gaming to get a better picture I would say.


    My major usage is gaming.other than that, I watch movies,youtube and browsing. My current pc can easily handle all my non gaming needs. As for gaming, I mostly play RPGs, third person action, action adventure. Current games are not well optimized for multi core gaming, very few games, like GTA 4 shines well in quad core
  10. satyanjoy said:
    I am using Coolermaster Evo 2 and OCed to 3.3 ghz..

    evo will do 3.75 easy i was running 212 + make sure you crank the resolution and quality right up so that you start putting pressure on the gpu it wont tax the cpu a whole lot more in my experience anyways. i didnt notice much of a difference in gaming going from the e5200 @3.75 to a q9400 @ 3.6 a few years back
  11. jasont78 said:
    evo will do 3.75 easy i was running 212 + make sure you crank the resolution and quality right up so that you start putting pressure on the gpu it wont tax the cpu a whole lot more in my experience anyways. i didnt notice much of a difference in gaming going from the e5200 @3.75 to a q9400 @ 3.6 a few years back


    That's a major insight man..in that case I don't want to rush now..better hold on and save some money and get a quad core later on next year // how is the performance increase from q9400 to 2500k in gaming ??
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    satyanjoy said:
    cooll..At what resolution do you game ??? At higher resolution with higher details , load transfered from cpu to gpu, hence while gaming at 1080p gpu matter more in terms of performance.shall I go with gskill ram ?? Its 1600,,I am not g630 procey and b75 mobo will support 1600

    i play at 1440*900 where load is more on cpu.
    and the G630 does not support ddr3 1600 or even 1333. it only supports ddr3 1066.
    any decent ram brand is fine. corsair, gskill, kingston etc.
    i use kingston 1333 value ram 4*2 gb.
    but my cpu downclocks it to 1066 as thats the max frequency it supports.
    get the G630 now maybe in future get a 3570k when you feel you need something better.
  13. satyanjoy said:
    That's a major insight man..in that case I don't want to rush now..better hold on and save some money and get a quad core later on next year // how is the performance increase from q9400 to 2500k in gaming ??

    my gpu is my bottle neck in games i have a 6950 i do a bit of video transcoding though and thats heaps faster
  14. the i5 is a substantial upgrade and will tide you over for quite some time
  15. thanks all you guys
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  17. satyanjoy said:
    cooll..At what resolution do you game ??? At higher resolution with higher details , load transfered from cpu to gpu, hence while gaming at 1080p gpu matter more in terms of performance.shall I go with gskill ram ?? Its 1600,,I am not g630 procey and b75 mobo will support 1600


    That's kind of a strange way to look at it. Bottom line the CPU needs to be sufficient to feed the GPU. In other words if you are only getting 30 FPS at 720P and you move to 1080P and still only get 30 FPS its your CPU bottleneck. If your frames drop its a GPU bottleneck. You may drop down to 800x600 and still only get 30 frames if your CPU can't feed the GPU. Its not really putting more work on the CPU, its just that the low resolution is so easy for the GPU that the GPU isn't a bottleneck.
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