the i5 3570k a noticeable stop from the i3 2120?

i5 3570k Ivy Bridge Quad Core 3.4GHz
i3 2120 Sandy Bridge Dual Core 3.3GHz + Hyperthreading

I recently built a new pc including the i3 2120, and I noticed that I can't really run all of my games on maximum, although that isn't my problem really, I like to livestream some of my games and when I do that I tend to have to lowet my settings, I make Far Cry 3 have medium quality settings on 1440x700 when recording, if I bought an i5 3570k, would I be able to put some Very High settings while recording?

Also I get approx. 45 FPS in Crysis 2 at 1440x700 + Max Quality Settings with my i3 2120, what FPS would I get around if I bought the i5?

Incase i'm terrible at asking questions,
Is the i5 worth an extra $250 or should I be content with my i3
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  1. what graphics you have ?
    honestly the extra money is not worth it for an i5
    that money could be better spent on a better graphics card. like a 7950 or 660ti for example
  2. Specs:
    H61M-DS2 Mobo
    Sapphire 7770 GHz Edition + Overclocked edition (1GB VRAM)
    4Gb RAM
    500 Watt PSU
    500GB 16mb Cache Hard Drive

    Windows 7 ultimate

    Also if i'm going to be spending any more money, I have a limit of $260 to spend (This includes tax + shipping)
  3. you mean you are running 2 7770 in crossfire ?
  4. No, the Sapphire 7770 I got is called GHz Edition, not sure why but it's also called Overclocked Edition as well because it has an extra 150 to core speed.
  5. Best answer
    in that case sell your 7770 and get a 7870 that should surely improve performance while recording
  6. Well I'm stuck on the "selling" part, although I am considering what you said now.
    Also are your specs in any way related to Austins $400 Gaming PC build?
  7. haha they are pretty much the same as his. though i didnt follow his video. am seeing his videos for the first time !! good videos though
  8. Best answer selected by TraderH.
  9. Hold up!

    Recording eats your CPU performance, not the GPU. Radeon 7870 will give you better gaming performance, i5-3570k will give you better recording performance and slightly better better gaming performance.
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