Should i upgrade Tags: CPUs Quad Core Games Intel i5 Last response: December 12, 2012 10:51 AM in CPUs Share skitz9417 a b à CPUs November 28, 2012 6:18:41 AM hi i have i3 2120 and should i upgrade to i5 3470 and one more Question when will games be using quad core cpus More about : upgrade vinaykumar5320 a b à CPUs November 28, 2012 6:58:06 AM Well, that i3 is good enough to handle HD 6950, so there's exactly no need to upgrade. So, my suggestion is to save up for Haswell, which is coming next year. To answer your 2nd question, games do use quad/hex core CPUs. The correct question should be "When will games be able to take full-advantage of more than 2 cores?" The Ans. God only knows. m 0 l skitz9417 a b à CPUs November 28, 2012 10:28:55 AM and my temp are hitting 67c when i play battlefiled is that good ? m 0 l Related resources What should i upgrade ($650 limit) - Forum Should I upgrade my case fans? - Forum Should I upgrade my CPU cooler? - Forum i am gaming , should i upgrade my phenom 2 x4 955 instead of gpu ? ? - Forum What PC components should i upgrade or buy? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hugh117 November 28, 2012 11:16:31 AM If you are woried about the temp of the CPU then why not buy a after market cooler and keep the i3 m 0 l rolli59 a c 863 à CPUs November 28, 2012 11:22:24 AM Currently no need to upgrade for gaming, if you do other things or a lot of multitasking then the upgrade would make sense and you have a longer lasting computer. m 0 l skitz9417 a b à CPUs November 28, 2012 9:29:29 PM well i have a coolermaster hyper tx3 evo would cooler master 212 evo be better m 0 l rolli59 a c 863 à CPUs November 29, 2012 12:08:43 AM Neither CPU you mention can overclock so the TX3 should be sufficient. m 0 l skitz9417 a b à CPUs December 4, 2012 2:20:52 AM hey would i5 2400 be a good upgrade from a i3 2120 or wait for has well m 0 l rolli59 a c 863 à CPUs December 4, 2012 10:25:28 AM skitz9417 said:hey would i5 2400 be a good upgrade from a i3 2120 or wait for has well If you wait for Haswell you will have to change motherboards. If you go with an I5 now you can use your current board. m 0 l skitz9417 a b à CPUs December 12, 2012 8:55:12 AM or i will wait for steamroller if intel stops the cpu swap outs m 0 l socialfox a b à CPUs December 12, 2012 10:38:03 AM skitz9417 said:or i will wait for steamroller if intel stops the cpu swap outs Hey there Skitz, I believe Intel made a statement recently about the sockets a few days ago according to this: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/intel_says_compan... So far it seems like they will keep going with the sockets, it may be in the distant future they may stop...but for now, Intel is still good to go. m 0 l skitz9417 a b à CPUs December 12, 2012 10:51:25 AM lets just see what haswell and steamroller has to offer m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat should I Upgrade? Forum SolvedDo I need a new CPU? If so, what should I upgrade to? Forum SolvedHow should I upgrade my pc? Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my CPU or GPU? Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my CPU or my GPU? Forum SolvedWhat should I upgrade? Forum SolvedShould I upgrade this video card? Forum SolvedPlanet Side 2 should i upgrade my CPU or...? Forum SolvedAM I safe atm or should I upgrade my cooling? Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my CPU fan or my GPU first? Forum SolvedWhat graphics card should I upgrade to? Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my GPU or wait? Forum SolvedWhat should I upgrade first? Cpu or Graphics Card? Forum SolvedShould i upgrade to Devil's canyon or wait for skylake? Forum SolvedWhich Graphics Card should i upgrade too? 120-150£ Budged. Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !