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will the Core i3-2100 bottlenecks Sapphire HD 7850?

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June 25, 2012 5:21:41 PM

just want to know if an core i3-2100 bottlenecks a Sapphire HD 7850? plan to buy next week
will be use for heavy gaming, BF3, Alan Wake, Mass Effect 3, Arkham City and upcoming heavy games
on a 1920x1080 FULL HD Monitor with ultra max settings and AA for all games.. its a budget built by the way

core i3-2100
ECS H61H2-M2
4gb kingston hyper blu
fsp everest 85% 600w psu

thanks
June 25, 2012 5:55:11 PM

at ur resolution i think ur fine.... wait for other suggestions too tho...
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June 25, 2012 6:00:52 PM

the 7850 won't put a hurting on that i3 in BF3 while playing multiplayer maps; the game will. as far as the rest i am curious what the answers will be also.
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June 25, 2012 6:13:37 PM

Exactly. While the game may play better with a quad core, that cpu will not hold back the graphics card at all.
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June 26, 2012 1:37:46 AM

thanks guys, I'm not playing multiplayer or online games with battlefield3 or any other games, just campaign or single player. so the battlefield3 is the really taxing game in all right? by the way i think im going with the oc version of the sapphire hd 7850..
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a c 106 U Graphics card
June 26, 2012 1:46:25 AM

if its single player stuff, no. BF3 is the only game that comes to mind that will hurt the i3 somewhat.


Also, save your money and dont by the OC version. just manually overclock it yourself. the 60 mhz speed difference isnt really worth the extra money you are throwing at it.
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June 26, 2012 1:49:07 AM

so okay, i'm good with my i3 right? even for upcoming games?
and how to overclock it? I'm kinda a noob for this? will it void my warranty for that?
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a c 117 U Graphics card
June 26, 2012 2:03:39 AM

cezar said:
so okay, i'm good with my i3 right? even for upcoming games?
and how to overclock it? I'm kinda a noob for this? will it void my warranty for that?

on some motherboard you can adjust the Blck a few percent but that is far from a real overclocking. as i have a board that has "gpu boost" feature and all that really does is raise the Blck from 100 to 103; gives my i3 default of 3.3 to 3.39; i feel the power.
AFAIK, the only way to void the warranty is to get 1.6 volt RAM since the memory controller on a sandy/ivy bridge cpu is spec'd for 1.5 volts.
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June 26, 2012 2:13:12 AM

thanks for that, I'm talking about how to overclock my gpu? so i don't have to buy a oc edition of it..
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a c 117 U Graphics card
June 26, 2012 2:16:47 AM

:lol: 
sorry. lots of folks like MSI afterburner. read a few guides before doing it so you understand the basics.
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June 26, 2012 2:42:38 AM

essentially, use any of the different vendors overclocking tools, and if you want just the basic overclock memory, just adjust the slider to be exactly like the factory OC version if your worried about gpu longlivety.
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