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Will my i3 530 bottleneck the following?is it fast fr gaming?

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May 30, 2011 1:45:19 AM

Here is my config
i3 530 2.93ghz
win 7 32bit hme premium
4gb ram
almost 2.5tb hd sata
1gb xfx 5850 (korean version-model no-hd585a znfk)
my screen sadly allows resolution till 1600*900...
Soo is my system fast enuf fr good gaming prformance ??is dat screen resolution enuf fr my xfx 5850???
Kindly advice on any upgrades if required??thanks :) 

May 30, 2011 2:05:21 AM

also i ws going to upgrade my i3 to i7 870..wad doo u think so shld i upgrade it???plzzz replyy
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May 30, 2011 2:27:23 AM

The 5850 is good enough for 1600*900. The CPU is decent however lots of new games are optimized for quad cores so that will bottleneck you. But it depends on the games.

Upgrading your CPU is the best choice. The other thing you might consider is upgrading to win 7 64 bit so you can take advantage of the 4 gigs of Ram.

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May 30, 2011 2:30:14 AM

your i3 is good for gaming.and a 5850 is also great.If you were to upgrade i would advise you to upgrade to a i5 2500k and buy a new mobo.

you have a great cpu already.
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May 30, 2011 2:45:41 AM

your system is reasonably good for gaming, you should be able to play any game at high detail settings with good FPS. In future you may want to upgrade the CPU to a quad core, but for now dont worry about it unless there is a particular game that is not running as you require, then we can look at the possibble causes for that game.
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May 30, 2011 3:09:41 AM

Yes the i3 530 does quite well for gaming for the most part. At present, you will only run into CPU bottleneck issues if you try to run a dual video card configuration, or you are playing some of the really CPU heavy games eg. Grand Theft Auto IV or Battlefield Bad Company 2.
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May 30, 2011 4:04:48 AM

I think you should upgrade your i3 to i5 or a quad core. and also your 5850 to GTX 470 to play 2011 to 2012 games.
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May 30, 2011 5:01:38 AM

Yea i ws thnking abt upgrading the i3 to i7 870 or i7 86 0 cz my motherboard supports only thse 2 i7...whch is the best value fr mney out r them fr gaming?n abt graphic card i purchased dat 5850recently soo wnt b able to upgrade till some tym :( .....
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May 30, 2011 6:13:37 AM

amey_d said:
Yea i ws thnking abt upgrading the i3 to i7 870 or i7 86 0 cz my motherboard supports only thse 2 i7...whch is the best value fr mney out r them fr gaming?n abt graphic card i purchased dat 5850recently soo wnt b able to upgrade till some tym :( .....


On LGA 1156 the i5 760 is the best value for a quad core for gaming. The i7's main advantage over the i5, hyperthreading is not used by any game, and is more geared towards heavily threaded workstation applications, and video encoding. The slightly higher stock clock speed the i7 has is not worth shelling out the extra $100.

As far as a graphics upgrade, the GTX 470 would be more of a sidegrade compared to the 5850, and at your current resolution anything beyond the 5850 is probably overkill. You can look at the graphics hierarchy chart here, the GTX 470 sits in the same tier as the 5850.
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May 30, 2011 6:36:34 AM

This system should run any game easily for at least another two years. I wouldn't upgrade anything but the OS to a 64bit.
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May 30, 2011 7:11:38 AM

amey_d said:
Yea i ws thnking abt upgrading the i3 to i7 870 or i7 86 0 cz my motherboard supports only thse 2 i7...whch is the best value fr mney out r them fr gaming?n abt graphic card i purchased dat 5850recently soo wnt b able to upgrade till some tym :( .....

No advisable.
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May 30, 2011 8:17:15 AM

so ur prob is all about cpu only...just upgrade ur i3 to i7 and w8 until latest gtx cards lowers thier prices(^^, !,,,
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May 30, 2011 2:42:42 PM

No need to upgrade. Your system will play games just fine for another year or two.
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May 31, 2011 6:04:48 AM

can i3 handle games for another 2 years??? please tell me(^^ i aslo have an i3 im planning to upgrade it with i5 and a GPU GTX 460... but i cant afford it but if i3 can handle games for another 2 years maybe i can buy a new GPU...please advice thnks
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May 31, 2011 6:45:04 AM

panet_29 said:
can i3 handle games for another 2 years??? please tell me(^^ i aslo have an i3 im planning to upgrade it with i5 and a GPU GTX 460... but i cant afford it but if i3 can handle games for another 2 years maybe i can buy a new GPU...please advice thnks


l 'd stick to the 460, Anything better will probably bottleneck the CPU anyway.
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May 31, 2011 2:03:47 PM

i3`s are hyperthreaded, so they act like quad cores instead of dual cores. they are pretty damn fast and good for gaming, though not identical to true quads. i would not upgrade unless you are actually having performance issues.
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May 31, 2011 11:09:15 PM

Don't change a thing....

and I wouldn't key a new W7 64-bit to that motherboard. Save that for a new system.

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April 12, 2013 9:43:28 AM

I myself own i3 530 with Asus GT 440 and gaming with 1080 res. with minimum settings. I play World of Tanks (wot), Flyff and Eden Eternal with wot is using most my system resources. Sometimes I run two games Eden Eternal (800x600 res) and wot (1920x1080) quite fine but it placed a 100% GPU load but still in wot above 30 fps is guaranteed.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i3-gaming,2588... tells that with a single GPU setup even high end 5850 will not bottleneck i3 530 but if it's Crossfire or SLI, adviced otherwise.
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