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Core i3 3220 vs Core 2 Quad Q9650

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February 2, 2013 8:40:46 PM

Hello everyone,
which one of the following CPUs better for gaming ( high settings at 720p ) i3 3220 or core 2 quad Q9650 , also my GPU Sapphire HD 6950 1GB, so which one do u guys advice me to go with?

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February 2, 2013 8:52:42 PM

i would say 3220, only cause it has alot more single core power

they are pretty equal tho

not sure gamewise but i would go with i3-3220 cause it uses lot less power and has better architechture
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May 11, 2014 7:32:37 AM

The i3 is in red, and at least in those benchmarks, it's single thread is significantly faster.

The quad (assuming your motherboard supports it, even) will be an improvement, but the new chipsets faster SATA and faster RAM and larger PCIe bandwidth will make a bigger improvement in overall system performance.