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Will this GC bottleneck my pc?

Hello. Im thinking of buying a new GC, Zotac GTX 760 Amp. Will my pc bottle neck? this is my spec

Motherboard - Asus Model P8H61 -M LE
Processor - Intel Core i3 2100 @ 3.10Ghz
RAM - 4GB DDR3
Graphics - Nvidia Geforce GT 440
PSU - BlueWolf 650W

My PC almost 2 years old by now. Any advice for upgrading? i really wanna play latest games at High setting.
Thanks.
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  1. Yes, the CPU will bottleneck the GPU. The i5-2500 would be a good upgrade, however.
  2. Yes the bottleneck will shift from the GPU to the CPU but you could get the card and then look at upgrading the processor to an Ivy-Bridge CPU as long as the motherboard supports it
  3. opteron1983 said:
    Yes the bottleneck will shift from the GPU to the CPU but you could get the card and then look at upgrading the processor to an Ivy-Bridge CPU as long as the motherboard supports it


    That motherboard does not support Ivy Bridge, unfortunately.
  4. expl0itfinder said:
    Yes, the CPU will bottleneck the GPU. The i5-2500 would be a good upgrade, however.


    Uhh i'm afraid of that. Coz i've only got a budget around 400$. Cant afford Proc and GC. How about HD 7870 series?
  5. The 7870 is a great card, and it has come down in price so far since the gtx 760 was released that it is an absolute steal.
  6. expl0itfinder said:
    The 7870 is a great card, and it has come down in price so far since the gtx 760 was released that it is an absolute steal.


    So will the HD7870 bottle neck my cpu? or do i have to buy i5?
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    Faisal Izwan said:
    expl0itfinder said:
    The 7870 is a great card, and it has come down in price so far since the gtx 760 was released that it is an absolute steal.


    So will the HD7870 bottle neck my cpu? or do i have to buy i5?


    I would still recommend the i5. But you could stagger the upgrades, meaning you could get the GPU now, then save some money and get the i5 later. The i3 + 7870 will be a heck of a lot better than the 440, and once you get the i5, it will be even better.
  8. expl0itfinder said:
    Faisal Izwan said:
    expl0itfinder said:
    The 7870 is a great card, and it has come down in price so far since the gtx 760 was released that it is an absolute steal.


    So will the HD7870 bottle neck my cpu? or do i have to buy i5?


    I would still recommend the i5. But you could stagger the upgrades, meaning you could get the GPU now, then save some money and get the i5 later. The i3 + 7870 will be a heck of a lot better than the 440, and once you get the i5, it will be even better.


    Thanks alot.
  9. No problem, glad I could help. Happy gaming!
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