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Will a i3 530 bottleneck my radeon 6850 1gig?

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July 11, 2014 9:39:47 AM

Hi guys, I have a i3 530 cpu and was wondering if it would bottleneck my new gpu (xfx radeon 6850).

If so, would it bottleneck the gpu by much or just a little bit.

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July 11, 2014 10:10:36 AM

I shouldn't imagine much of a bottleneck there, as least none in GPU intensive games. . Obviously your dual core will still hold you back in those CPU intensive games that can utilize more than 2 cores.

If i recall correctly the 6850 was in fact not as fast as the previous generations 5850, so it wasn't a huge leap. So take that to mind when reading this i3-530 + ATI 5850 review:


Is Intel's Core i3-530 Fast Enough For Performance Gaming?
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/core-i3-gaming,review-318...
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July 11, 2014 10:34:33 AM

Scampi said:
I shouldn't imagine much of a bottleneck there, as least none in GPU intensive games. . Obviously your dual core will still hold you back in those CPU intensive games that can utilize more than 2 cores.

If i recall correctly the 6850 was in fact not as fast as the previous generations 5850, so it wasn't a huge leap. So take that to mind when reading this i3-530 + ATI 5850 review:


Is Intel's Core i3-530 Fast Enough For Performance Gaming?
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/core-i3-gaming,review-318...


Alright thanks.

How about a Sapphire hd 7750 1GB? Would that card be better for the cpu?
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July 11, 2014 11:01:42 AM

It would be a hefty downgrade from a 6850.

Don't get me wrong, in GPU intensive games the 6850 will be fine with your CPU. It performs similarly to an AMD 7770, another option.

Edit: R7 260X/GTX 750 would be the highest i'd go in new tech.



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