Core i3-3220 3.3GHz
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3.3 GHz
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Ivy Bridge
55W
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LGA 1155/Socket H2
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65°C
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32GB
Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core i3-3220 3.3GHz is a middle-class CPU based on the 22nm, Ivy Bridge architecture.


It offers 2 Physical Cores (4 Logical), clocked at 3.3GHz and 3MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Boost and HyperThreading are activated.


The processor integrates relatively weak Graphics called Intel HD Graphics 2500, with 6 Execution Units, initially clocked at 650MHz and that go up to 1050MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 55W.


It is a powerful processor whose performance is good. It's thus capable of running most applications smoothly without any problem.


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GTX 650 is the best gpu for this cpu :) and 8 gigs of ram…u can go any game u wish, absolutelly :))..
p.s im running GTX 650 on 240W psu with my system…and 7 gigs of ram… i didnot add it yet but feels like im having slight bottleneck

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There are games which are not playable on Your GPU. 1GB vram is not enough nowadays

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my system has dedicated vram 1.5 gb + gtx vram 1 gb…
the system totally uses 2.5 gb… I cant figure out how but I have never been limited in vram…
though I occured that gtx 650 limits my cpu… I need better gpu :(

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I have a GTX 750 Ti 2GB with a pentium G2020.. I'm thinking of upgrading my cpu to i3 3220… will it be a bottleneck ? Should I go for i5 3470? Unable to play games at ultra won't bug me cause I'm more of a competitive gamer and play CSGO

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The i3 should be fine since the 750 Ti is an entry level card. Anything stronger than the 750 ti tho, i would recommend an i5.

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will it support mafia 3

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probably at the lowest settings

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i3-3220 vs X4 860K which is better? Cuz I have both and I can't figure out which is better.

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depends mate in single thread i3 3220 would be better for sure and you also gives you some upgrade path to i5 or i7 amds side 860k is nice cpu for it price but that would be one from best cpus allready on fm2+ plattform so no dicent upgrade..

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i have this and i am planing to get GTX970 is it gonna bottleneck it so hard ?

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It is gonna be become quite a noticeable bottleneck in CPU intensive games like GTA V and Watch Dogs. However GPU intensive games, that don't require a strong cpu should run ok. I would recommend you to get a core I5 it will give you a huge performance boost.

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Okay woah woah woah, " relatively weak Graphics called Intel HD Graphics 2500"…
I run COD WAW custom zombies and Saints Row 3 on these graphics….

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This its god with gtx 950?

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It's good, no bottleneck.

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This CPU will bottleneck (with this i mean hard) a GTX590?

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I don't think so, this cpu is pretty powerful.

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If I pair this with a Geforce GT730 Zotac 2GB and 4-8GB of ram could I play most car games like Beamng Drive or Automation on medium-high settings?

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I think you should go for a GTX 950 with your CPU. You don't wanna regret missing out on new games :3 (the gt 730 is pretty slow)

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What about gtx 570 ??? Is it a good choice for this processor? And will it work fine?

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Wait, you want to upgrade from q6600 to i3?

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No my frnd want a suggestion for his card upgrade btw what for me should I change my processor ??

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i3 will run 570 without problem
and no nothing is wrong with q6600

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