I am new to this forum and am based in the UK. I am looking to spend around £400-£450 on components for a low-mid range gaming computer. Price does not include monitor, I already have a 20" asus AL1916W monitor (I am not sure what the best resolution is to set it at for games) O/S or speakers. I am going round in circles trying to sort something out. My local shop reckons it is best to base your system on an AMD chip.
Any advice gladly appreciated.
As you can see, the i3 kills the quad core 920 in almost every tasks. The 920 however beats the i3 in heavy multitasking by only a small margin.
FYI, i3 has 2 physical cores and thanks to hyperthreading 4 logical cores in total. So it can process 4 threads at the same time like a Phenom II X4. Just the 2 extra physical cores give phenom quad cores a slight advantage in heavy multitasking over the i3.