Thread: I3 2100

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    I3 2100

    I have a athlon ii x3 and i am wondering if upgrading to a i3 2100 would be worth it. How long would it last perform i had to upgrade or would getting a phenom ii x4 be better.

    athon ii x3
    5850 hd
    am3 mobo ddr2(out of date hence reason i am upgrading)
    antec 500-600w(out of town can't get computer info)
    antec 300 case
    1t hdd caviar black

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    PhenomII x4 and i3-2100 performs about the same in games, except you can overclock the Phenom. Where the balance dips heavily on Intel side is the upgradeability, as you can swap the i3-2100 later for anything up to i7-2600 (and supposedly Ivy Bridge next year) which will run laps around anything from AMD.

    If you should upgrade or not is another question. For WoW you can probably increase your framerate 200-300% by picking up i3-2100 to replace your current processor, in other games difference would be more in 20-30% range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vesseblah View Post
    PhenomII x4 and i3-2100 performs about the same in games, except you can overclock the Phenom. Where the balance dips heavily on Intel side is the upgradeability, as you can swap the i3-2100 later for anything up to i7-2600 (and supposedly Ivy Bridge next year) which will run laps around anything from AMD.

    If you should upgrade or not is another question. For WoW you can probably increase your framerate 200-300% by picking up i3-2100 to replace your current processor, in other games difference would be more in 20-30% range.
    What socket should i get i heard 1156 was dead or i have heard 1155 is dead which should i get?

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    1155 is the current socket, 1156 is *dead* as in no more processors will be made for it.

    The i3-2100 will require socket 1155, won't fit/work in socket 1156, Ivy bridge(next gen intel) will work in socket 1155, so it still has life in it.


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