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Pentium G840(50) + AMD HD6870 = Bottleneck?

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March 19, 2012 5:27:18 PM

Hello.

I am hoping of building a PC but I don't have a massive amount of money to spend. In fact I have little money to spend. The plan is to get a Pentium G840/50 and a Powercolor HD6870 and upgrade the CPU when ivy bridge comes out (or maybe just buy a then cheaper quad core i5). I want to know if the pentium will bottleneck the hd6870. I play to play bf3, dirt 3(free coupon with card) and older dx9 RTS games. My monitor res is 1024x1280.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Links:

http://www.ebuyer.com/248745-powercolor-hd-6870-1gb-gdd...

http://www.ebuyer.com/264715-intel-pentium-g850-2-9ghz-...

http://www.ebuyer.com/264712-intel-pentium-g840-2-8ghz-...
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March 19, 2012 5:45:35 PM

The G840 will be fine for now but I don't think waiting for Ivy Bridge is REALLY worth it unless getting a 77W CPU instead of a 95W 2500k (with a z68 board) makes some kind of difference to you.
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March 19, 2012 5:47:30 PM

diec4st said:
The G840 will be fine for now but I don't think waiting for Ivy Bridge is REALLY worth it unless getting a 77W CPU instead of a 95W 2500k (with a z68 board) makes some kind of difference to you.


I wouldn't be waiting; I would just use the socket to get an upgrade if you know what I mean.

So no bottleneck?
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March 19, 2012 5:49:07 PM

battlefield 3 requires vary little for cpu. but the g840/g850 are plenty fast. they are just a slightly slower i3 2100 without hyper threading. in other words they are quite fast.
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March 19, 2012 5:50:22 PM

Best answer selected by Yoyoman2000.
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March 19, 2012 5:50:24 PM

Thanks; I will go with that setup!
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