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I need a faster CPU because I'm hitting 100% on some of the cores quite often. RAM is running at less than 50% capacity with 8GB installed.
It's an easy upgrade to go from my present quad core AMD FX-4200 to an 8 core AMD FX-8350.
But will having 8 cores even matter that much?
I've found an i5-3570 (3rd generation) system at a good price. Would i get a lot more performance with the i5?
On a 172 MB drawing the cursor will not move smoothly when it travels across the screen and a complete regen takes 10 seconds.
I'm using an Asus GT740 1GB 128 bit video card. Is that likely a bottleneck?