So, I have read many reviews saying that i3 is faster than the Phenom x4 and above processors and FX in both gaming and multitasking. I read many reviews like this, but they never state why? i3-2120 has dual core, and the phenom x4 and above processors have 2 or more extra cores than the i3-2120. Additionally, you can also overclock the phenoms, but you can't for the i3-2120. So why are people saying the i3-2120 is the best budget processor? I have a i3-2120 personally and always wanted to know the technical details and reason for why the i3-2120 outperforms the phenoms and FX.