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Core i3-530, can it run new games?

Hi folks, I was planning to upgrade to Ivy Bridge but was disappointed with its performace

I'm using a Core i3-530 @2.93GHz and its HD Graphics 1000 IGP

If I upgrade my PSU and buy a HD 7770, will it be able to run BF3, Dragon Age 2, Saints Row 3, Shogun 2, etc?


In short: will i3-530 + HD 7770 run games smoothly @720p?

Thanx :)
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    Should be fine at 1280x720, low to mid settings.
  2. low to mid, is it because of the card or the CPU?
  3. Both. The 7770 isn't particularly a very strong card, and those games are pretty demanding on both the CPU and GPU.
  4. Ok. Thanx
  5. Best answer selected by KUR0KO.
  6. That HD 7770 is better than mine and I run BF3 on low - med at 1920 x 1200 with hardly any noticeable lag.

    Here you can see mine vs. the HD 7770: http://www.hwcompare.com/12029/geforce-8800-gt-512mb-vs-radeon-hd-7770/
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