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How well do the Haswell Pentium Dual Cores run games?

#1sethstevensonPosted 9/12/2013 4:41:14 PM
or overall applications? I'm considering a cheaper build, and I'd figure to go with a Haswell since future motherboards will be 1150, and there's not a big difference in price with the 1155 processors. Any better options for a similar price?
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#2KabtheMentatPosted 9/12/2013 5:23:18 PM(edited)
What? You're talking like an i3, right? I've been CPU shopping and the new i5-4670K is only like $60 more than a i3-4340. And I believe the 4670K is also a 1150/Haswell. I'd probably save a few more bones and go with that over a dual core.
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#3Kokuei05Posted 9/12/2013 5:35:35 PM
Go for at least an i5 quad. Dual cores are for the past.
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#4lucarioforprezPosted 9/12/2013 5:38:38 PM
KabtheMentat posted...
What? You're talking like an i3, right? I've been CPU shopping and the new i5-4670K is only like $60 more than a i3-4340. And I believe the 4670K is also a 1150/Haswell. I'd probably save a few more bones and go with that over a dual core.


Only 60? That can break a budget tbh. I'm gaming on an Ivy bridge dual core celeron and I'm surprised on what it can do. It all really depends on your budget. Its hard to recommend a CPU without one.
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#5MasterDonGeroPosted 9/12/2013 5:45:24 PM
KabtheMentat posted...
What? You're talking like an i3, right? I've been CPU shopping and the new i5-4670K is only like $60 more than a i3-4340. And I believe the 4670K is also a 1150/Haswell. I'd probably save a few more bones and go with that over a dual core.


No, he said Haswell Pentium dual-cores, not i3s. You might want to go back to English class.


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#6AdamantRockPosted 9/12/2013 5:46:05 PM
Newer games can take advantage of more than two cores, so I'd definitely opt for an i5.

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#7lucarioforprezPosted 9/12/2013 6:00:52 PM
AdamantRock posted...
Newer games can take advantage of more than two cores, so I'd definitely opt for an i5.

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Back on topic, I would get a haswell dual core now, and then upgrade to a quad core later when you do have the money. Dual cores are good enough for now. More cores are the future, but the future isn't now.
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#8SmakkyofacePosted 9/12/2013 6:15:23 PM
I just built a pc with Pentium G2120 which is an ivy bridge. Paired with a gtx 650 ti and 8gb ram it runs Guild wars 2 on high at 30fps in pve. It dies in pvp unless I put the character display to the lowest then it runs at 20-30fps. That's the only game I've tested so far as I just built it today.
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#9sethstevenson(Topic Creator)Posted 9/12/2013 6:22:47 PM
honestly i'd be fine with an i3 haswell. they seem around $130 which isn't too shabby.
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