i3 530/540 (OC) + 5770 - bottleneck? Tags: CPUs Core Product Last response: May 21, 2010 5:27 PM in CPUs Share yellowsnow4free May 21, 2010 4:08:10 PM So for the past month, my PC has been complete aside from the CPU/mobo. During the past month, I've been waiting on a CPU/mobo combo deal from Fry's My build so far: Case Drive HDD PSU RAM Video Card It's going to be predominantly for gaming. I'm definitely thinking of going the Intel route on this one; LGA 1156. But after reading and thinking about these 2 articles: Is Intel's Core i3-530 Fast Enough For Performance Gaming? Overclocking: Get The Performance Of A Core i5 From Core i3 I'm thinking go with an i3 and OC the heck out of it! Fry's has ~$100 i3 cpu/mobo combo's pretty often: The mobo: GIGABYTE GA-H55M-S2H - Newegg Seeing as Fry's combo deal for i5's and i7's are steadily increasing in price (or sometimes aren't deals at all) the i3 option is more appealing. My question: will I experience any bottleneck while gaming with an OC'd (4.0 Ghz+) i3 and my video card? Thanks! - Anthony More about : 530 540 5770 bottleneck Raidur a b à CPUs May 21, 2010 5:27:13 PM You won't experience any bottlenecking on stock unless its a CPU bound or quad optimized CPU heavy game. Remember most games are still using 2 cores meaning on most games you virtually have i7 performance. Look how i3 keeps up with the big dogs on 5870 crossfire... Crysis warhead, http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/radeon_hd_... Farcry 2 is more CPU heavy with more quad core optimizations. http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/radeon_hd_... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Core i3 540 and Asus GTX 750 Ti OC 2G. Will this combo get bottleneck? Forum will a i3 2120 bottleneck radeon hd 7850 oc version Forum will i3 3220 bottleneck a gtx 660 ti oc ? Forum i3 3220 bottleneck the GTX 650 Ti OC 1GB Forum Core i3 540 + gtx 460 = bottleneck without OC? Forum Is this CPU a Bottleneck for my OC'd HD 5770? Forum i3 2120 can i run gtx 650 ti boost OC without bottlenecking? or i better get a 7850 anyone Forum Solvedi3 3220 bottleneck? Forum SolvedWill my i3 530 @ 2.93 bottleneck radeon R9 270x video card? Forum SolvedWill an i3 540 bottleneck a Gainward GTX560 ti? Forum SolvedHow bad would an i3 4130 bottleneck a 770? Forum SolvedWill the i3 4150 bottleneck a GTX 770? Forum SolvedWill a i3 530 bottleneck my radeon 6850 1gig? Forum SolvedWill an i3 4130 bottleneck a GTX 770? Forum Solvedhow bad will an i3 3220 bottleneck a r9 280x Forum Solvedmsi 750 ti 2gb oc.twin frozer..and intel i3 3220 Forum SolvedWould an i3 4130 bottleneck a GTX 760? what about a GTX 770? Forum SolvedAMD FX-4350 vs 6300 vs 6350 vs i3 4150 vs 4330 - No OC Forum SolvedWill i3 3220 bottleneck HD 7790 at 1080p Forum SolvedWhat is a high performance graphics card that won't bottleneck an i3 2100? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !