Will an i3 bottleneck a single HD 7850?

Will an i3 bottleneck a single HD 7850? I really would like to save my money and not buy an i5.

I plan to play a lot of:
Battlefield 3
Diablo 3

Thank you in advance.
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  1. bulldoser said:
    Will an i3 bottleneck a single HD 7850? I really would like to save my money and not buy an i5.

    I plan to play a lot of:
    Battlefield 3
    Diablo 3

    Thank you in advance.
    Well what CPU do you have and have you overclocked it? my guess is there will be no bottleneck but it doesn't hurt to check.
  2. What resolution are you playing the game at? If its high enough the answer is the i3 will not be a problem
  3. The i3 series are great gaming cpu's and they will not bottleneck a 7850. Most games use 2 cores so the i3's often compete with the other intel cpu's in gaming.
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