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Is an Intel Core i3 good enough for PC gaming? | Ask an expert

1 month ago   |   By PC World

Q: Will an Intel Core i3 processor work for playing games? If yes, will it work if the PC only has 4GB of RAM? Compared to flagship processors with eight or more cores, contemporary quad-core Core i3 CPUs may seem too weak to handle games. If you have an older Core i3 chip with just two cores and four threads, it might seem even less capable. But you don't need to have mid-tier gear for PC gaming. (In fact, we built a $300 gaming PC using a processor that's more budget than a Core i3 processor.) Your rig won't be anywhere near as fast as if you had a Core i5 part, but you can still pair it...
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