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Will an i3 2120 bottleneck r9 270?

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December 8, 2013 7:34:13 PM

Its basically all in the title.

I'm thinking of buying the r9 270 and take advantage of the new Mantle API that AMD is going to release. I've had and old GTX 550ti for a while and was also in need of an upgrade.

Also, will a 500w Corsiar PSU be enough to run it?

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Thank you for all the answers everybody! I'm ordering my fancy new GPU tomorrow!

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December 8, 2013 7:35:57 PM

CPU is great as is the PSU! Sounds like a good upgrade that you will enjoy.
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December 8, 2013 7:37:11 PM

yes that will be fine sir. and the powersupply can handle it.

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December 8, 2013 7:37:12 PM

CdoomaJ said:
Its basically all in the title.

I'm thinking of buying the r9 270 and take advantage of the new Mantle API that AMD is going to release. I've had and old GTX 550ti for a while and was also in need of an upgrade.

Also, will a 500w Corsiar PSU be enough to run it?



-Your i3 is good to about a 270X or 7870 XT. So go for it!
-This would be a massive upgrade to your 550 Ti
-Yes a 450w would be enough...
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December 8, 2013 7:47:22 PM

not going to overly judge mantle yet, but mantle has the ability to lessen CPU loads(during the Oxide presentation). whether a company implements that into their version of mantle is up to them. I ran a i3-2120(before this i7-3770k) with an OC 7850 and I did fine, but I don't play games like Battlefield so I cant say much
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December 8, 2013 8:01:47 PM

CaptainTom said:
CdoomaJ said:
Its basically all in the title.

I'm thinking of buying the r9 270 and take advantage of the new Mantle API that AMD is going to release. I've had and old GTX 550ti for a while and was also in need of an upgrade.

Also, will a 500w Corsiar PSU be enough to run it?



-Your i3 is good to about a 270X or 7870 XT. So go for it!
-This would be a massive upgrade to your 550 Ti
-Yes a 450w would be enough...


Thanks for the answer! I'm glad all of you guys answered so quickly :D 
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December 8, 2013 8:29:00 PM

anytime sir.

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