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 471 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. m 0 l 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? m 0 l Related resources New Hasswell CPU for Gaming... Pentium G3420 vs i3 4130 vs i5 4330, which one to get? - Forum Pentium vs i3 for Home Computing - Forum Pentium 4 vs Intel Core i3 - Forum Pentium G3220 vs. i3 4330 for HTPC - Forum Pentium 4 vs Core i3 (GHz confusion) - 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. m 0 l jupitor45424 February 15, 2013 1:29:48 AM their both shite CPUs. m 0 l 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... m 0 l 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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l jaideep1337 a b à CPUs 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedi3 3220 + gtx650ti vs Pentium g2020 + hd 7850 Forum Solvedi3 3220 Vs pentium G 2010 Forum SolvedPentium G2130 vs i3 2120 Forum Solved(new laptop) Intel Core i3 (Arrandale) vs Intel Pentium (Sandy Bridge) Forum SolvedClarkdale i3 540 vs Sandy Bridge Pentium/i3 Forum Pentium G3220 vs I3 2120? Worth the upgrade? Forum SolvedSo since a Pentium is just an i3 without hyperthreading and games don't use hyperthreading Forum which one is better for gaming Pentium 4 3rd gen or core i3 Forum pentium vs i3 Forum Haswell Pentium + GeForce GT630 vs Core i3 + Intel HD Graphics? Forum intel core i3 4130 vs pentium g3220 Forum Celeron and Pentium Vs. I3 Forum intel pentium vs i3 Forum i3 3220 vs Pentium G860 Forum Intel Pentium G2020 vs i3 3220 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !