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highest possible gpu for i3 2100

As the title says itself , suggest me a best combination of psu and gpu ( highest gpu ) for my i3 2100. Will gtx 660 and 7850 bottlenecks i 3 2100 ?
What is the best gpu for me in market ?
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  1. Well Tom'shardware did a i3-4130 + GTX 770 duo. The i3-4130 is probably 20% better than the i3-2100 so using that, maybe a GPU 20% not as good as the GTX 770 would work.

    I dunno lol
  2. Radeon R7 260X or GeForce GTX 750 Ti would be the maximum recommended.
  3. Depends what your trying to do, if your talking trying to compensate for BG4 and play 1080P Ultra Graphics 64Man map at 60FPS or better - NO there is no combination that will work with a i3-2100 without bottlenecking, because the i3 has very FEW cores as compared to a i5 or i7. Also, BF4 / 2013+ gaming isn't about graphics anymore, there is alot of computational work (physics, AI brains, etc.) that takes place now, and just getting a 'beefier' GPU is no longer the answer. Honestly with that low end CPU your in a tight corner DEPENDING on what your planning to do with it. It comes down to the i3 number of cores as the issue.
  4. hd 7850 or gtx 660 will not bottlenecks i3 2100.
    But if you go futher than hd 7870, you may notice few bottlecks. So yeah, hd 7870 or gtx 660 will be perfect for your cpu.
  5. GTX 660 and HD 7850 will not bottleneck your i3. GTX 660 is probably the best pick.
    And yes TomsHardware did a i3 + GTX 770 build
  6. Reading the views of tom and amdradeon hd, i think a gtx 750 ti is only best one and safer onfor mee . Other folks , i know gtx 660 can work fine but i cant risk myself..
  7. Plz tell me the difference between a zotac gtx 750 and zotac gtx 750 ti , in terms of percentage. Also remember that i m talking about the zotac one only. Agood reply from anybodywould be appreciated.
  8. saurabh tandon said:
    Reading the views of tom and amdradeon hd, i think a gtx 750 ti is only best one and safer onfor mee . Other folks , i know gtx 660 can work fine but i cant risk myself..


    lol. You can't risk. See this TomsHardware build, a build by professionals
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-your-own-budget-gaming-pc,3780.html
  9. It's i3 4130 not an i3 2100!i
  10. Get a Radeon R9 270 gpu if you can for it's best price-performance ratio. If you can't then go with gtx 760ti.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $179.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-06 05:49 EDT-0400)

    Here is score for R9 270 with gtx 660:
    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-270-vs-GeForce-GTX-660
  11. R9 270 .. Again the same question of bottlenecking !
  12. saurabh tandon said:
    It's i3 4130 not an i3 2100!i


    The performance difference between second, third and 4th gen i3's are very minimal. Intel only improved efficiency gains, low power consumption and less heat, but did nothing to improve performance
  13. saurabh tandon said:
    R9 270 .. Again the same question of bottlenecking !


    nothing to be worried about everything will run smoothly without any hiccups. Just go for it :)
  14. Nice info chimera . Helpful.
  15. I mention here that i will not play any online game. I will only play a single player games . Mostly watch dogs , assasin creed 5,6, , the division , crew , titanfall, etc. I wish to play them on high settings wid my 1600 *900 resolution. So now wat u think a gtx 660 or r9 270 or hd 7850 will not bottleneck my cpu at all ?
  16. saurabh tandon said:
    I mention here that i will not play any online game. I will only play a single player games . Mostly .... titanfall, etc. ....


    HAHAHAHAHAHA! OP you need to take a step back Titanfall IS Online Gaming ONLY, just like Hawken and a bunch of others 'etc.'. OL Gaming is the main gaming now, NOT Single Player. In fact COD Ghosts (for example) is only 3 hours of SP gaming now - WOW.

    From what I seen there is a big difference on the i3 Haswell as compared to i3-2xxx (just Google i3 Haswell BF4 and you can see the way it handles that much differently then 2xxx does). 1600x900 is above 720P but below 1080p (1920x1080) . Here is some score to see how well the i3 Haswell performs http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2013/11/14/intel-core-i3-4130-haswell-review/5 .

    Basically a combination of i3 PLUS lower end video card (gtx 660, etc.) would provide a lower range of playability (i.e. medium settings) before a FPS hit would be notice (using 30-40FPS as the range, if you want 60FPS you have to pay to play) and dips down below 30s that cause 'stuttering' etc.
  17. According to me the last great game was Far Cry 3 (I will get a lot of hate for this but BF4 and Crysis 3 are not top of the line games)
    And i3 2100 is good enough.




    And the HD 7970 used by TomsHardware is 33% faster than GTX 660


  18. Don't worry at all, gtx 660 won't be botlenecked with i3 2100. Your best choice is gtx 660, or gtx 660ti or hd 7870 or r9 270.
  19. Best answer
    It depends on the game some games a card like a gtx780 will not be bottlenecked on other games the cpu can bottleneck a 550ti or low end gpu. I would say dont go crazy until you upgrade your cpu and get a low-mid range card like a 750ti tops. If your cpu is bottlenecking your gpu it wont matter how good your card is so I would spend less than 150
  20. I think its perfect answer jp95
  21. saurabh tandon said:
    I think its perfect answer jp95


    Nope. GTX 660 won't be bottle-necked by an i3 2100 in any game. I'm very sure of it. And GTX 660 is faster than GTX 750 Ti for almost the same price
  22. Guys this has become a matter of discussion i think:-D but as my budget wont allow me to buy a gtx and a corsair 450 watt psu for it , therefore im happy to go wid gtx 750ti and a 350 watt good local psu.
  23. And also in my city gtx 660 is 3000 rupees more than gtx 750ti.
  24. saurabh tandon said:
    And also in my city gtx 660 is 3000 rupees more than gtx 750ti.


    GTX 660 - Rs.13325
    http://www.flipkart.com/ps/GRCDDMMGFJYNGYGN

    GTX 750 Ti - Rs. 12500
    http://www.flipkart.com/galaxy-nvidia-gtx-750ti-2gb-oc-2-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmdtknmn5zz9g9d?pid=GRCDTKNMN5ZZ9G9D&otracker=from-search&srno=t_3&query=750&ref=3c327298-35ab-4657-8572-b6e0c6bfc0d3

    Also if you are not going to use a decent PSU then don't buy a GPU. Your main question was 'highest gpu that doesnt bottleneck an i3 2100'. Since you have revealed that you have a very low budget , that was a very inappropriate question. We assumed you didn't have a budget problem at all.
  25. Yes there is budget problem but its not the main issue. I can stretch it. The main issue is overclocking. Untill i get assure about gtx 660 and i3 2100 , i cant go for it. I m looking for some videos , benchmarks , proofs etc of a gtx 660 running on i3 2100 smoothly without bottlenecking
  26. I repeat:
    Also if you are not going to use a decent PSU then don't buy a GPU.
    The PSU is going to be a major bottleneck than the i3 2100
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