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Upgrading i3 3220 to i5 3470 ?

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December 5, 2012 4:26:40 AM

few weeks ago I bought i3 3220 processor with gtx660 .. now I m thinking about upgrading it to a i5 3470.. is it worth the upgrade ?? any suggestions ?

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December 5, 2012 4:28:46 AM

unless you can return the 3220, its not worth the money.
December 5, 2012 4:42:37 AM



http://www.pcgameshardware.de/Far-Cry-3-PC-217540/Tests...


according to these benchmarks there is a significant performance increase in games like Farcry 3 with i5 3470... ? the only reason I m thinking about an i5 is to gain that extra performance ... still not sure its worth that extra money .... ??????
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December 5, 2012 4:44:59 AM

its not worth the extra money.you won't get any performance increase in farcry 3.
December 5, 2012 4:54:58 AM

esrever said:
its not worth the extra money.you won't get any performance increase in farcry 3.


what do u think about above benchmarks ?? is it processors like i3 3220 bottlenecking high-end gpus like 7970 ? is that how i5 and i7 got that extra performance increase ? may be mid range gpus like 660 wont get that extra performance with i5 and i7s ?
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December 5, 2012 4:58:28 AM

considering a 660 is much slower than a 7970 and the fact that the i3 is pretty decent. There won't be any difference. You should probably upgrade your graphics card if you want better performance.
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December 5, 2012 7:30:00 AM

no the upgrade to an i5 is NOT worth so much money
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