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Can a Core i3-3220 run battlefield 3

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September 25, 2012 5:24:09 AM

i am thinking of getting an i3-3220 for gaming.

Model-
i3-3220
Frequency-
3.3GHz
Architecture-
Ivy Bridge
Socket-
LGA1155
L3 Cache Size-
3MB Shared
Cores-
2
Threads-
4

can this run bf3 on high with reasonable fps
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September 25, 2012 5:25:11 AM

Yes.

Again, this depends on the GPU you are going to use.
September 25, 2012 5:26:18 AM

i am using the Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHZ OC Edition
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September 25, 2012 5:26:49 AM

You might be able to do medium-high on that card. The CPU isn't the problem, the GPU is.
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September 25, 2012 5:30:43 AM

That's with a higher end processor than yours.
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September 25, 2012 5:31:43 AM

If you are playing multiplayer, you will be right on the edge of performance and drop off with that setup. You may be able to push ultra textures but no Anti Aliasing, Anistropy or tessellations.
September 25, 2012 5:31:58 AM

is this fps?
September 25, 2012 5:33:23 AM

According to that link your 7770 has the same rating as my 6850. I haven't tried BF3 yet though, it is a hardware hog though.
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September 25, 2012 5:34:37 AM

tekedit said:
is this fps?

Yes, that card really won't be able to push that much. It's a mid-low end card.
September 25, 2012 5:35:27 AM

yeah it also has the same rating as the radeon hd 7850? so i was wondering if it would mater.
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September 25, 2012 5:38:37 AM

What res are we talking about here?
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September 25, 2012 5:38:38 AM

Because that rating system is false and inaccurate.
September 25, 2012 5:40:20 AM

yea thats does seem very true... i think i will go with an i5 3470 and the radeon hd 7850 oc
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September 25, 2012 5:42:22 AM

Like many synthetics you will find it grossly inaccurate but thats a different story. The HD 7850 will be a more prudent buy, at stock clocks its slightly underwhelming but slight clock bumps can have you gaming at GTX 580 levels.
September 25, 2012 5:56:37 AM

or will it still be aceptable to use the i3 3220 with the hd 7850 oc
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September 25, 2012 5:58:22 AM

Yes.
September 25, 2012 6:00:02 AM

amuffin said:
Yes.

ok thank you, btw with the i3 would i use the stock fan or after stock?
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September 25, 2012 6:00:54 AM

Stock.
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September 25, 2012 6:12:37 AM

Don't waste money on a after market cooler. Rather get good case fans to ensure cooler case ambients and you should be good on temps.
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September 25, 2012 6:18:18 AM

tekedit said:
ok thank you, btw with the i3 would i use the stock fan or after stock?

Not much point getting an aftermarket HSF on a non-overclockable CPU other than maybe 1) extra peace of mind of a cooler CPU and 2) use something that screws into a metal backplate instead of using push-pins so you never have to worry about the stock HSF loosening up in 3-4 years.

#2 is my main reason for using a Hyper 212+ in my current PC and it will be my main reason for using a 212EVO in my next PC.
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