Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Is CPU bottleneck GPU?

Last response: in CPUs
Share
September 25, 2012 8:34:03 PM

Hello,

i'm planning to upgrade my CPU and add a GPU. Maybe a radeon 7970. but i as of right now i have a i3-2100. will that handle graphics i want. if not can the i5-3570K handle this card?
i want to play games like BF3,skyrim,max payne, or other high-end games.

and whats a good power supply? i have a 450w but only as one 1 pin connector and thats connected on the CPU fan. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
is this one better for the card and cpu?



Thanks in advance :D 

More about : cpu bottleneck gpu

a b à CPUs
September 25, 2012 8:57:31 PM

Rosewill are so-so power supplies. Personally, I would get something better for a performance card,like seasonic or corsair.
Yes, that is too much graphics card for an i3. Get the i5. I'd say 600w 80+ bronze certified would run your card well.
m
0
l

Best solution

a b à CPUs
September 25, 2012 8:58:41 PM

In most games the i3 should be fine. You can always upgrade it later if you feel you're bottlenecking.
Share
October 5, 2012 3:25:21 AM

Best answer selected by Herolies.
m
0
l
!