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Old January 30, 2012, 04:24 AM
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Default Sub $200 gaming CPU Review @ Tomshardware

Review as the title states. They get pretty much every processor I would expect and also test with the processors OCed.,3120.html

The IMO summary: AMD slides even further away from recommendations (even in the sub $100 area they used to have). Of note is that the i3 2100 gets better gaming performance than EVERY AMD cpu tested.

Processor picks I would make based on this for gaming and price (sub $200): i5 2400/i3 2100/ Pentium G630

Their summary chart of performance:
Desktop: Arc Midi R2, Z77-D3H, 3570K 1.09v/4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb@1866mhz, XFX R9 280X DD, Bitfenix Fury 750w, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
Away from home light Gamer: Acer Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, Crucial M500 240gb
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