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How would this CPU Perform (Flight Simulator)

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July 7, 2012 2:22:07 PM

Hello,

During the browsing of components for my new computer I came across these 2 processors.

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/processor...

and

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Sandybridge-Dual-Core-Pro...

Can someone tell me if it is good for the price or if I could get better for around the same price?

Would someone tell me if this would run Flight Simulator well without a problem.

Which is better?
Thanks

Cheers
July 7, 2012 2:47:56 PM

I'm sure the CPU will run any flight sim you can throw at it, however when AMD announced it would no longer compete for desktop business it was my cue to dump them. FYI, this website publishes a "best bang for the buck CPU" article every month.
July 7, 2012 3:34:38 PM

Get the lower-end i5, like the i5-2400/i5 3450. If not, then I'd recommend the i3.
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July 7, 2012 3:42:27 PM

obsama1 said:
Get the lower-end i5, like the i5-2400/i5 3450. If not, then I'd recommend the i3.

a FX 4170 performs considerably better than a i3-2120
July 7, 2012 4:33:07 PM

What do you mean?
July 7, 2012 4:35:54 PM

it gives no results in performance ?
July 7, 2012 5:01:26 PM

lower end i5 such as said above (2400) will do flight simulator just fine as long as you have a good video card as well. Its not even that much more in price! I average around 30-50fps with most of the settings almost maxed out, running PMDG 737, Ultimate Terrain, and a few other terrain addons.
July 7, 2012 5:30:29 PM

The chart is based on performance. However, it is a comrpmise. The FX-4100 does allow overclocking and the two extra cores allow alt-tabbing out of the game, but it isn't the best performer. The i3 has better performance, but even with hyperthreading, alt-tabbing out of games will be laggy. The i5-2400 is a balance.
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