- Intel Pentium G3220 Dual Core 3Ghz
- EVGA 750 SC
- 8GB Ram (1x 4GB, 2x 2GB)
- 60GB SSD (for OS)
- 1TB Seagate Blue HDD (For storage)
Now my old computer used to be a first gen i5 quad core with 8GB ram , 500gb HDD and a fracking huge GPU.
Now when I built my new rig I saw a drop in performance in games. Mainly my FF14 MMO
I had two theories. Either it was my old GPU which was really good but doesnt play well with new tech (BSOD with Haswel chips) because it had a stupid amount of shading units, even more than my 750 SC, OR the fact I dropped from a Quad to a dual.
Now recently I switched my OS onto my 1TB HDD so I could put the games on my SSD ( yes I know that causes slower OS loading) to see if that would give me a boost and it didn't give me a notable bost not even in loading screens so my only theory left was the Quad Core chip.
BUt recently I have been reading a lot about CPU's ,especially the recent interview with Intel who said that it was up to the developers to make games work on quad cores, so before I go drop ~$300 on an Intel i5 can someone please let me know whether it is a worthwhile investment or give me an indication as to what is a worthwhile investment to increase gaming performance, More Ram? Better SSD? Better CPU? Better GPU?
Any help would be much appreciated.