What's the best graphics card I can get without bottlenecking my i3 3245?
I'm going to be playing Tera, League of Legends and Shogun Total War
refllect said:g-unit1111 said:Depends on how much you want to spend and what your monitor resolution is. Knowing those two things will help.
1920x1080 and looking to spend under $200. But I don't want to buy a card thats going to get bottlenecked by the cpu
So with that I would say if you're willing to go around $200 the Radeon 7870 GHz edition will be your best bet: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025
If not then you're looking at a GTX 660: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130825
Presler said:Don't worry about bottlenecks. The better the graphics card , the more improved your gaming experience will be. Bottlenecks will be there but you won't be able to notice it to that extent.
CPU bottlenecks depend entirely on the game. I'd say get the best you can afford, which is the HD 7870, or if you're like me and prefer Nvidia, the GTX 660. You'll have a great experience in every game, but some may infrequently drop below 30fps when you hit a CPU-intensive section.