Question is Upgrading my G2020 to i3-2120 going to Give me FPS Boost?

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Hey Guys, I have a Pentium G2020 and I wanna Upgrade to i3-2120 , is it going to Give me any FPS Boost in GTA V and IV? (Like 5-10 FPS Boost)?
(Please Don't Ask for Upgrading, just answer)
 
First make sure your mobo supports the CPU you're planning on getting.

I'd definitely go to an i5 (if it's cheap). i5s of that era are a dime a dozen since they're in most office machines that are being retired en-masse.
My employer literally gives me those machines for free. Saves them the e-waste recycling cost.
 
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First make sure your mobo supports the CPU you're planning on getting.

I'd definitely go to an i5 (if it's cheap). i5s of that era are a dime a dozen since they're in most office machines that are being retired en-masse.
My employer literally gives me those machines for free. Saves them the e-waste recycling cost.
Hi, I have a Gigabyte H61M-S2PV (REV 2.2) Mobo which Supports it. So can I get 5-10 fps boost?
 
Hi Wirmaple73. I feel comfortable in stating that you'll achieve higher FPS with an i3 (2C/ 4T) over a Pentium (2C/ 2T). But more importantly you'll achieve much better frame pacing with the i3, as 2 core 2 thread CPUs are known to create stuttering in GTA V. However, the better value would be an i5 (4C/ 4T). For example an i5-3570 (non-K) can be purchased for about $10 more than that i3, on Ebay US. For the money, that's what I would get. As far as guessing how many more FPS you could achieve, there is no way to know because you haven't yet stated your full specs, especially your graphics card. Also, we don't know what resolution you're running.

Btw, a used i7 or LGA 1155 Xeon E3 would likely be too expensive on the used market, but an i5 can be had for a bargain.
 

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https://www.gpucheck.com/en-usd/compare-game-cpu/grand-theft-auto-v/intel-core-i3-2120-3-30ghz-vs-intel-pentium-g2020-2-90ghz/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060

This is about what you could expect to gain. I am guessing you either already have the i3, or are getting for next to nothing.

But if you have the choice, I would definitely drop an i5 in there. They can be had for super cheap, like @rcald2000 I also have 2 of these I got for free also, as they are being discarded en masse regularly. So I can personally assure you they are great, and definitely worth a $20 upgrade. They can handle any AAA title I throw at them with a $200 video card in 1440p ultra, and fps rarely drops below 60, which is really rather amazing considering.

You can get an i5-3470 for $23 right now on ebay.
but also
i5-2400
i5-3330
i5-3340
Will all give similar-ish performance, and are maybe cheap-er. some you may be able to get as cheap as $15, and they will all perform similarly well. A lot better than a dual core.
Most will cost you at least $20 after shipping, so if it were me i'd go with the 3470 for $23
Check out the fps you would get side by side with your old cpu:
https://www.gpucheck.com/en-usd/compare-game-cpu/grand-theft-auto-v/intel-core-i5-3470-3-20ghz-vs-intel-pentium-g2020-2-90ghz/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060

If you want to see the numbers specifically for your video card you can enter that info on this page:
https://www.gpucheck.com/cpu-benchmark-comparison
 
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Hi Wirmaple73. I feel comfortable in stating that you'll achieve higher FPS with an i3 (2C/ 4T) over a Pentium (2C/ 2T). But more importantly you'll achieve much better frame pacing with the i3, as 2 core 2 thread CPUs are known to create stuttering in GTA V. However, the better value would be an i5 (4C/ 4T). For example an i5-3570 (non-K) can be purchased for about $10 more than that i3, on Ebay US. For the money, that's what I would get. As far as guessing how many more FPS you could achieve, there is no way to know because you haven't yet stated your full specs, especially your graphics card. Also, we don't know what resolution you're running.

Btw, a used i7 or LGA 1155 Xeon E3 would likely be too expensive on the used market, but an i5 can be had for a bargain.
Hello. Thanks for your Feedback, My PC Specs are

NVIDIA Geforce GT710 (1GB DDR3)
Intel Pentium G2020 (wanna Upgrade to i3-2120)
4GB DDR3-1333 RAM
Gigabyte H61M-S2PV REV 2.2


So will I get about 5-10 or More FPS in GTAIV/GTAV?
 

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Hello. Thanks for your Feedback, My PC Specs are

NVIDIA Geforce GT710 (1GB DDR3)
Intel Pentium G2020 (wanna Upgrade to i3-2120)
4GB DDR3-1333 RAM
Gigabyte H61M-S2PV REV 2.2


So will I get about 5-10 or More FPS in GTAIV/GTAV?
Userbenchmark shows 27% gain with the 2120. Which should give you that FPS. What FPS are you getting now and at what graphics settings? Get the i5 as the guys recommended. It will do much better
 
You may well be limited by your GT710 graphics card and not the processor.
To the extent that you are limited by cpu capability, I might expect a 10% boost.
not a bad thing if the price is right.

You might want to try this test:
Run your game, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited and a cpu upgrade is in order.
 
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Yes, you will have a reasonable boost on FPS even with a old low end card since 4 cores (2/4 or 4/4) are the minimum for playing GTAV or even IV. But don't expect a great improvement on gameplay,. It would be probably only playable (20-30fps). Probably you're having something about 10~20FPS now, right?
 

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