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Core i3-530, can it run new games?
May 15, 2012, 7:37 AM
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?
May 15, 2012
May 15, 2012
May 15, 2012, 7:44 AM
Should be fine at 1280x720, low to mid settings.
May 15, 2012, 7:49 AM
low to mid, is it because of the card or the CPU?
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May 15, 2012, 7:50 AM
Both. The 7770 isn't particularly a very strong card, and those games are pretty demanding on both the CPU and GPU.
May 15, 2012, 7:57 AM
May 15, 2012, 7:58 AM
Best answer selected by KUR0KO.
May 15, 2012, 9:02 AM
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:
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