intel i3 vs AMD FX-4100

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  1. Pill Monster

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    I get a min 60fps and I had to cap it at 85fps using MSI AB, otherwise it would shoot over 100 in some parts. I'm only using 4xAA remember.

    As you say, there may be one area where fps is low for everyone but I haven't been to this spot yet although I've prob completed 85% of the map.

    I stopped playing Skrim in favour of ME1/2/3 (playing ME3 right now)....


    Where in Markath is the low fps bit? I'll go there next time I run Skyrim...
     
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    please show some links proving this man. saying it 2x is not enough
     
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    no offense but i dont understand what you are trying to say and seems you are just rambling. i3 is faster than amd for gaming and that is a fact.

    an i3 2120 is $125 and the FX4170 is $140. The i3 is faster AND cheaper, what are you getting at?
     
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    uhm close to the waterfall somewhere looking towards the divines temple or w/e u call it on top of the hill. ill see if i can find the specific spot.

    now i dunno about u but my gpu usage is low, usually 30-40% spikes to 50% at times. i use 8xMSAA and 8xSSAA and at that spot my cpu usage spikes in markarth
     

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    sorry bro this thread got derailed. lol what is your budget? you could always go for an i3 but get a z77, z68, p67 m/b so you could pop in a 2500k, 3570k at a later date to oc
     
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    Can't remember what my GPU load is like in Skyrim, I'm playing ME3 as we speak and it's sitting at 100% most of the time, CPU is about 40%.......75fps constant (capped).

    Iirc my cpu acts weird in Skyrim...only uses like 2 cores or somthing I forget.
     
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    Intel i5-2550k = 235e (27000 RSD), 3DMark 06 CPU score - 6180
    AMD FX-4170 = 136e (15700 RSD), 3DMark 06 CPU score - 4733
    Intel i3-2130 = 148e (17000 RSD). 3DMark 06 CPU score - 4286
    Intel i3-2120 = 123e (14200 RSD), 3DMark 06 CPU score - 4164
    AMD DX-4100 = 116e (13300 RSD), 3DMark 06 CPU score - 4054

    I don't know from where did you put out that i3 2120 is faster then FX 4170? It's far behind it in fact, cheaper it is, whole platform is more expensive thought.
     
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    i havent been playing either. to busy with tribes ascend.

    anyways heres the area. fast travel to understone keep walk to the stairs and turn around. my fps was 49 in the pic. theres no way u can have 60fps min here lol

    [​IMG]
     
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    dude stop right there the op is in the USA. and a 3d mark 06 score? what about something more modern like 11? the i3 is cheaper than that fx here and it is faster. show me where the i3 is far behind?
     

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    its ok, as long as a convo is going and its not people flaming each other

    my budget is about 250-300 i was supposed to have more but i have to move later in the summer.

    that was my idea too. get a i3 and then a i5 maybe at the end of the year.

    http://www.compusa.com/ can you link me to a good one in this site? i can pick them up at the store because its very close to me.
     
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    Where is i3 here? http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/amd_fx_8150fx_8120fx_6100_and_fx_4170,6.html

    Are you going to tell me that 200+ euros/$ more is worth few FPS more?? Then God bless you "dude", as long as you are healthy I'm happy ;)
     
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    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7295299&CatId=6983

    and

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2406887&CatId=6976

    then u can upgrade to i5 3570 when u want. itll blow any FX cpu out of the water,

    oops. forgot u need ram. ah i always get gskill so not sure about ram.
     
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    You can't really go into this argument due to the law of diminishing returns.

    By that logic why go with any graphics card other than the integrated one's since all you are going to get is a few FPS for a lot more money.

    The other problem is that the i3-21xx is cheaper than the FX-4xxx but is faster than it.
     

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    dont think he knows what hes talking about tbh lol
    time to clear this thread up via ignore
     
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    Think he means the i5 750/i7 920...

    Wait wtf - an X4 980 beats a 2600K? for real? :3eyes:

    edit. something is wrong with those benches, all the cpu's hit the wall at about 105fps.
     
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    idk if thats review is trustworthy or not but its possible no doubt
     
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