Pentium VS i3 in gaming Tags: CPUs Performance Gaming Pentium Last response: February 15, 2013 10:20 AM in CPUs Share Sarutobi0997 February 14, 2013 8:35:29 PM is there a significant (20%+) performance increase in getting an i3 3220 over a Pentium G2120 paired with a HD 7850 2gb for games like BF3, Planetside 2, etc. More about : pentium gaming jaguarskx a c 318 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming February 15, 2013 1:05:17 AM The biggest difference is that the i3-3220 is 200MHz faster and it has Hyper Threading. Games do not make use of Hyper Threading. I'll let you figure it out if the i3 will give you a 20% performance increase over the Pentium. Sarutobi0997 February 15, 2013 1:12:42 AM jaguarskx said:The biggest difference is that the i3-3220 is 200MHz faster and it has Hyper Threading. Games do not make use of Hyper Threading. I'll let you figure it out if the i3 will give you a 20% performance increase over the Pentium. so no difference in games? Related resources I3 3220 vs Pentium G840 - Forum Ivy bridge pentium vs ivy bridge i3 - Forum SB Dual-Core Pentium vs i3 - Forum I3 vs Pentium - Forum (new laptop) Intel Core i3 (Arrandale) vs Intel Pentium (Sandy Bridge) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ASHISH65 a b à CPUs a b 4 Gaming February 15, 2013 1:19:56 AM Mostly no difference as both are dual core.now intel another pentium g2130 @ 3.2gh so now there is 100mhz diff between i3.but i3+ hyperthreating have impact on games like battlefield 3,farcry. jupitor45424 February 15, 2013 1:29:48 AM their both shite CPUs. Cazalan a b à CPUs February 15, 2013 1:52:38 AM Hyperthreading does help some. Look at the i3 vs G860. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-processor-fr... mohit9206 a b à CPUs February 15, 2013 4:48:13 AM if the price difference is low enough then its better to get the i3 phyco126 a b à CPUs February 15, 2013 9:46:52 AM jupitor45424 said:their both shite CPUs. No, they are not *** CPUs. Go back 14 years and run a Celeron CPU and come back junior. Both CPUs will do just fine on a budget. This isn't like the old days were you will be banging your head against the desk over how slow the computer is. jaideep1337 February 15, 2013 10:20:27 AM Only in very few games where hyper threading is used the i3 will be faster but as a whole I would say you should get the G2120/30 and a spend the remaining money on a better GPU. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIntel Pentium G645 vs Intel i3 2120 ForumPentium G2120 vs i3 3220? ForumIntel Pentium vs i3 ForumIntel Core i3 vs . Pentium G860 ForumCore i3 3220 or Pentium G30? ForumI3 2100,2120 vs Pentium G620,630 ForumPentium vs Intel core i3 ForumPentium 4 vs intel i3 ForumI3 vs Pentium 4 ForumClarkdale i3 540 vs Sandy Bridge Pentium /i3 ForumIs this compatible? ForumIntel Pentium G860 - Gaming Performance? ForumPentium g620 gaming Forum[Solved] Amd athlon ii x3 445 or intel pentium g630 for gaming ForumGaming on Pentium 4 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !