what is the best INTEL processor to get for pc gaming? for a medium sized budjet.?
- Mark NLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The e7200 will give you good service and sells on newegg for $120 shipped. It is all good as the others except has less L2 cache... It is cheaper than the e8200 by $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8... actually $118 shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8... e8200 $163 shipped. Now the e8400, e8500 and the e8600 are basically the same processors you have just paid Intel more for higher multipliers...
I wouldn't go less than the e7200 because that is the slowest of the 45nm tech processors. A 65nm processor is slower and creates more heat, and usually are the same price as the e7200, so why pay as much for less...
- s jLv 71 decade ago
Games are still being written for 2 cores and wont be quad pumped for quite a while. I suggest an Intel E8400 or larger Core 2 Duo. Here's a chart running benchmarks for various cpus running Crysis that may help you decide:
I run an E8500 clocked at 3.8(9.5X400=1600FSB) 24/7 and it goes well over 4--on exotic air, in my Vista gaming rig. Awesome cpu. When games are quad pumped then it will be time to go with an Intel Nehalen 4 or 8 core but, as far as gaming goes, a quad should be looked at as a dual core as its only gaming on 2 of its cores while the other 2 cores sleep. Thats why the E8500 Core 2 Duo, which has a 3.16 GHz clock, beats the QX9650 quad thats clocked at 3 GHz in that chart. Shows that "a 3GHz quad is really a 12GHz(4X3)cpu" is total BS. If that were true then the "12Ghz" QX9650 would have destroyed the "6.32Ghz(2X3.16) E8500.
- anesLv 44 years ago
i'm no longer so particular with regard to the Counterstrike, even though it is going to artwork for each thing else. The 4500 is a crap photographs card even though it does not take plenty to do those different issues and a working laptop or pc photographs card is costly.