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I own 2 systems.
I3-2100 (2nd gen, 2 cores and 2 HT threads)
AMD Phenom X4 965 Black Edition (4 cores)
System no.1 has newer technology; faster ram, faster gfx, but a dual core(although hyperthreaded) cpu.
System no.2 is older; slower ram, slower gfx, but has 4 physical cores and 8GB of RAM.
Without a doubt system no.1 is faster in single player games, but whenever I play heavy multiplayer games like mmo's or big online shooters like BF3 I get low fps whatever setting. Low to ultra, the fps might change with 1-5 max. I think this is because of mmo's are more CPU bound and that the i3 just isn't enough for games showing a lot of players.
System no.2 would theoretically have less problems with a lot of players due to the 4 core cpu I reckon?
Since I'm aiming at playing mmo's/multiplayer games, should I put the HD6870 in system no.2 for better results in mmo's?
Will the DDR2 memory at 800mhz be that much slower then the DDR3-1333mhz memory?
Any advice is welcome!