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Hey would a hd 7870 bottleneck an i3

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November 29, 2012 3:51:22 AM

hey would a hd 7870 bottleneck an i3 or should a gtx 660 be good as a hd
7870 and my res is 1600x900 :sarcastic: 

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November 29, 2012 4:04:55 AM

At that resolution, the cpu would be the bottleneck. Which i3 are you getting? I think any i3 with an 7870 or 660 would be great.

Edit: I just saw your sig. The i3 2120 will not bottleneck a 7870 or 660. You should be good.
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November 29, 2012 4:06:10 AM

i have a i3 2120 i allready have and i have a hd 6950 1gb
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November 29, 2012 4:56:04 AM

Both yes and no.

Some games are optimized to use 4-cores or more, those will bottleneck. Actually I heard on NCIXtechtips that if you run a dual-core CPU in Battlefield 3, some of the men aren't even in the campaign!!

In others as shown in the video below, there won't be any significant difference.

In the future you might have problems because more and more games are getting optimized to use more cores.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4PDoy-mi0A Here is the video. :) 

So if you can, get a i5 that would be the best choice. You don't need a i5-3570k, just go with non-k version or get a i5-3470.
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November 29, 2012 5:05:59 AM

well i have played battlefiled 3 with my cpu it doesnt sure 100% of my cpu and should i keep my hd 6950 1gb and upgrade my cpu to a i5
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November 29, 2012 5:09:34 AM

skitz9417 said:
well i have played battlefiled 3 with my cpu it doesnt sure 100% of my cpu and should i keep my hd 6950 1gb and upgrade my cpu to a i5


I'd do that. Then NeXT year upgrade to AMD 8000 series. :) 
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November 29, 2012 5:18:02 AM

Keep your cpu and get the newer gpu.
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November 29, 2012 5:25:20 AM

dragonsamus said:
Keep your cpu and get the newer gpu.



ok look what gpu and some people say upgrade my cpu so what should i upgrade cpu or gpu
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November 29, 2012 5:26:23 AM

It will not bottleneck the 7870 in most games but in stuff like bf3 multiplayer and games that use more cores the i3 will pull you down
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November 29, 2012 5:31:54 AM

so what would be a the best upgrade cpu or gpu
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November 29, 2012 5:33:25 AM

Stop....

The 6950 is already good enough at your resolution.
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November 29, 2012 5:40:01 AM

so the best bet is to get an i5 cpu
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November 29, 2012 5:49:20 AM

No...
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November 29, 2012 6:02:11 AM

why i got an i3 and i planed to get an 5 for my build i but i didnt have much money for it now i do
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November 29, 2012 6:50:57 AM

KEEP THE i3 and the 6950.

1600x900 is nothing for a 6950 and i3.
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November 29, 2012 6:51:30 AM

I guess what amuffin is trying to say is why are you trying to upgrade from a 6950 as it should meet your current requirements already. If you are having issues with it, then it may be time to upgrade (depending on what your issues are, this may be the CPU or GPU)...
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November 29, 2012 7:02:50 AM

well i changed form a amd phemon x 4 840 and gtx 550ti because i was not happy with the performce and the i3 is good but some games like battlefiled 3 and gta 4 use quad cores and i was planing to get an i5 but i went and got an i3 but i would still like to i5
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November 29, 2012 7:03:34 AM

Have you tried playing any of those games with your current system?
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November 29, 2012 7:10:54 AM

yes i have and i get ultra settings on bf3 but crap fps on gta 4
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November 29, 2012 2:59:26 PM

It's not your fault, GTA 4 was a badly ported game.
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November 29, 2012 6:32:43 PM

Yeah, GTA IV doesn't run that great on any hardware configuration. The game needs more than 1GB of video RAM, and yet by default won't use more than 1GB due to some stupid programming decision. For optimal performance in GTA IV make sure you have at least patch 1.0.4.0, also turn down your draw distance and shadows, get your video memory usage down below 1GB, then it should be playable. The game will still dip down to around 30FPS in denser areas, but there is nothing you can really do about that. GTA IV was just that bad of a port.
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December 12, 2012 8:57:38 AM

and im going to wait for the next gen of gpus next year
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