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Pentium G Series vs. i3 Series

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    Why is pentium G series cheaper than i3 series? Both have 3mb cache but pentium g series has more ghz. Additionally both are dual cores. Why is G series cheaper. Which one would be better for moderate gaming? Would a H61 mobo like this one --->Gigabyte Core i753 H61 LGA1155 DDR3 PCIE SATA MATX Motherboard GA-H61M-S2H be able to handle a pcie x16 card like a ATI 6950 GPU? Both (well some i3 have hd 3000) have hd 2000 graphics too.
     
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    Hyperthreading and i3 is better.
     
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    The i3 has hyperthreading, and a PCIe Graphics Card works in any x16 PCIe slot.
     
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    Does hyperthreading really affect the performance of the game experience?
     
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    So I take after reading that article that when comparing the G620 to the i3 2100, the G620 is pretty much the same as the i3 2100 but consumes a bit less power, but I guess G620 will suffer when running mutiple applications that the i3 2100 will do easily right? As opposed to using more energy how will it affect the system?
     
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    The i3 consumes less power. Has a better graphics chip and hyper threading. But you bring up a good point. The i3 is almost twice as much. In my HTPC I run a i3 550 with on board graphics. I opted for this over the G620 plus dedicated graphics
     
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    Does the faster 1333mhz memory that the i3 can handle make a huge difference than the 1066 mhz memory.
     
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    No. I will tell you this though. I opted for the i3 mainly because I wanted the low power and no graphics card (even less power) for an HTPC its perfect. The i3 2100 is $15 off right now making $20 more than the G840 so its on sale
     
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    Well did some research; here is one example -->http://lockergnome.net/questions/173401/1066mhz-vs-1333mhz-doubts.
    I guess it doesn't make a huge difference, but I still have to research more into the hyper-threading that the G620 lacks. I still question why the G620 can handle running multiple applications better than the i3 2100 just because of the Hyperthreading.
     
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    Have you used the G620 before? Is there a noticeable difference between the two when gaming and multitasking or even watching a high quality rip?

    I don't plan to get the G840 because I am just building a super cheap rig that will be able to handle some gaming and multitasking without exceeding $250.
     
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    No Ive never used any of the G series. I would imagine they would do moderate gaming, but also not sure about how it overclocks

    I did just go from the Core 2 Duo E8400 and it did pretty good with gaming so here are some comparatives

    http://en.inpai.com.cn/doc/enshowcont.asp?id=7977
     
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    Nice. But I don't plan to overclock, but it does seem that i3 would be the better choice given the hd 2000 if I just plan to play moderate gaming. I guess I will just buy some super cheap ddr3 (which are pretty cheap now) to compensate for the i3 2100.
     
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    @happy & jetster

    Neither chip would overclock(rather limited to bclk). Neither supports Turbo clocking to add the +4 multiplier overclock.
     
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    Yea I know that it doesn't overclock (not to be rude). I actually try to stay away from the overclock.
     

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