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June 11, 2012 4:49:20 PM

Should i buy an i3 +Hd 7750 or simply a i5 for gaming?

For gaming like BF3 ,Skyrim , Maxpayne 3 , GTA 4 and more

any more suggestions please

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June 11, 2012 4:53:31 PM

dgbkiller said:
Should i buy an i3 +Hd 7750 or simply a i5 for gaming?

For gaming like BF3 ,Skyrim , Maxpayne 3 , GTA 4 and more

any more suggestions please



For the games you specifically listed, you will definately want the i5, as it has way more horsepower over an i3. Within the i5 series I would go with sandbridge-E or ivy bridge, but the original sandybridge has some nice sales now too if price point is a main concern.
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June 11, 2012 4:53:58 PM

So what's the situation here ? Is it a budget thing ?
You will need a discrete GPU to play those games, the on-board GPU on the i5 is not good enough.
The i3 is plenty of CPU for much more GPU than you plan to use so that is the way I would go.

Mactronix :) 
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June 11, 2012 4:56:03 PM

mactronix said:
So what's the situation here ? Is it a budget thing ?
You will need a discrete GPU to play those games, the on-board GPU on the i5 is not good enough.
The i3 is plenty of CPU for much more GPU than you plan to use so that is the way I would go.

Mactronix :) 



Every one of the games he listed, though, is CPU bound, so the i5 definately offers a huge advantage. But like you said, no matter which option the OP goes with, a discreet card will be a requirement.

**Edit: Max Payne 3 is not CPU bound. GTA IV, Skyrim, and BF 3 are, though.
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June 11, 2012 5:04:27 PM

get the i3
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January 6, 2013 8:56:08 AM

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