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Intel core i3 550 with radeon hd 7850

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June 30, 2012 11:44:30 PM

Hello, guys i have the processor intel core i3 550 @ 3.2 ghz first generation and i wanna buy the radeon hd 7850 2gb ddr5 but i dont know if it makes a bottleneck i wanna play with the radeon 7850 in ultra with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 what do you think will be a bottleneck? waiting for your replies thank you!

sorry for my bad english
June 30, 2012 11:47:16 PM

bottlenecking will probably be dependent on game.
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June 30, 2012 11:51:34 PM

dudewitbow said:
bottlenecking will probably be dependent on game.

hi thank you for your reply i will play bf 3, mw3, dirt 3, skyrim, batman arkham city and the games of 2011 and the new ones that will be in this year assasins creed 3 black ops 2 did you thik that will be a bottleneck?

sorry for my bad english
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June 30, 2012 11:58:16 PM

the main game that will bottleneck to some extent will be BF3, due to it liking quad cores and is not really optimized for hyper-threading like its predecessor was. this apples to ultra settings at high resolutions most likely. but i speak in behalf of the sandy bridge generation, so it might be a bit worse for gen 1.
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July 1, 2012 12:07:06 AM

dudewitbow said:
the main game that will bottleneck to some extent will be BF3 in multiplatyer maps, due to it liking quad cores and is not really optimized for hyper-threading like its predecessor was. this apples to ultra settings at high resolutions most likely. but i speak in behalf of the sandy bridge generation, so it might be a bit worse for gen 1.

fixed that for ya ;) 
EDIT: and add skyrim being a load on that cpu.
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July 1, 2012 12:13:01 AM

dudewitbow said:
the main game that will bottleneck to some extent will be BF3, due to it liking quad cores and is not really optimized for hyper-threading like its predecessor was. this apples to ultra settings at high resolutions most likely. but i speak in behalf of the sandy bridge generation, so it might be a bit worse for gen 1.

just a more few question if change mi i3 550 for i5 760 2.8 ghz same generation and same socket but quad core will be the same? or with the i5 760 doesnt will be bottleneck sorry for my bad english
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July 1, 2012 12:14:36 AM

i3-550 wont be bottleneck for single graphics but for SLI or CF you need core i5 at least .
go ahead and buy 7850
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July 1, 2012 12:15:39 AM

What is the power supply you are running?
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July 1, 2012 12:23:28 AM

oxford373 said:
i3-550 wont be bottleneck for single graphics but for SLI or CF you need core i5 at least .
go ahead and buy 7850

thank you very much man so with mi i3 wont be bottleneck? even in multiplayer of BF3
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July 1, 2012 12:25:39 AM

davidb23 said:
thank you very much man so with mi i3 wont be bottleneck? even in multiplayer of BF3

multi player BF3 will make that i3 slow down to a crawl. it is not the graphics but the game, or loading the map that will affect the gameplay.
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July 1, 2012 12:26:12 AM

Deemo13 said:
What is the power supply you are running?

hi i have a power supply of 300w but i will change for a psu of 600w will be problem? mi desktop is a inspiron 580s
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July 1, 2012 12:28:26 AM

Anonymous said:
multi player BF3 will make that i3 slow down to a crawl.

so if i change mi core i3 550 for a i5 760 same socket same generation doesnt be a bottleneck?
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July 1, 2012 12:29:40 AM

dont hesitate too much go ahead and buy the graphics card .
i dont know how to convince you but i3-550 wont be bottle neck at all
even battlefield 3 multilayer will be very fast
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July 1, 2012 12:33:25 AM

davidb23 said:
hi i have a power supply of 300w but i will change for a psu of 600w will be problem? mi desktop is a inspiron 580s

You are definitely going to need to change to a better power supply, but not just any power supply. You are going to have to get a very highly rated power supply. Not some $30 piece of garbage that is going to set your computer on fire.

These are good units that would be able to run a system like yours:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EDIT: And yea BF3 multiplayer will bring the i3 to its knees, but most other games should be perfectly fine.
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July 1, 2012 12:33:40 AM

davidb23 said:
so if i change mi core i3 550 for a i5 760 same socket same generation doesnt be a bottleneck?

for cpu intensive games like multi player BF3 and skyrim; YES.
again the graphics card will not bottleneck the i3 but the games will.
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July 1, 2012 12:36:24 AM

i suggest 500w seasonic or FSP
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July 1, 2012 12:38:04 AM

oxford373 said:
dont hesitate too much go ahead and buy the graphics card .
i dont know how to convince you but i3-550 wont be bottle neck at all
even battlefield 3 multilayer will be very fast

ok man thank you so much i will buy the 7850 and later i tell us how i was :D 
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July 1, 2012 12:42:57 AM

Do remember you are going to need a power supply as well.
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July 1, 2012 12:50:10 AM

Deemo13 said:
Do remember you are going to need a power supply as well.

with a psu of 600w is okay? can you recommended some one
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July 1, 2012 12:52:04 AM

davidb23 said:
with a psu of 600w is okay? can you recommended some one

country or online vendor you deal with?
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July 1, 2012 12:55:18 AM

Anonymous said:
country or online vendor you deal with?

well i am from mexico but the graphic card and the psu will buy in walmart of USA or can you tell me a shop where the prices are low
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July 1, 2012 12:57:55 AM

davidb23 said:
well i am from mexico but the graphic card and the psu will buy in walmart of USA or can you tell me a shop where the prices are low

can you get this, my absolute favorite and an excellent price for the quality.
SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W $59.99
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July 1, 2012 1:08:46 AM

both of those graphics card have the same performance but 7850 is much more efficient(6950 need 200w,7850 need 130w)
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July 1, 2012 1:13:02 AM

The 7850 is going to out-do the 6950 by a little bit. Newegg is an online retailer, and usually has very low prices. You might be able to find a Fry's or something in Tucson, but I cant seem to find any.
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July 1, 2012 1:14:33 AM

oxford373 said:
both of those graphics card have the same performance but 7850 is much more efficient(6950 need 200w,7850 need 130w)

ok man i will go for the 7850 and a psu of 600w thank you so much of all for your help! :) 
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July 1, 2012 1:17:38 AM

Deemo13 said:
The 7850 is going to out-do the 6950 by a little bit. Newegg is an online retailer, and usually has very low prices. You might be able to find a Fry's or something in Tucson, but I cant seem to find any.

ok man i can buy in walmart asus 7850 2GB DDR5 in 250US and the psu in 50US thank you so much for your help :) 
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July 1, 2012 1:18:30 AM

you are welcome and if you want any thing else just ask
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July 1, 2012 1:19:05 AM

You must make sure it is a GOOD PSU of 600W, not just some generic no-name PSU of 600W.

Here is a list of most of the PSU's today on the market, and where they stand on quality. Anything tier 3 or higher would be sufficient.
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July 1, 2012 1:23:01 AM

seasonic 520w is more than enough for 7850.
seasonic is one of the best PSUs.
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July 1, 2012 2:24:13 AM

oxford373 said:
seasonic 520w is more than enough for 7850.
seasonic is one of the best PSUs.

hello friend i investigate more of the bottleneck and all says me that the i3 doesnt move battlefield 3 with that gpu but look this i enter in system requirements lab and put battlefield 3 and look that also can overclock the cpu with a good dissipador so you are correct whit radeon hd 7850 and a psu more powerfull i will have pc for a while thank you so much for your help! :D 

CPU
Recommended: QUAD-CORE
You Have: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz
PASS
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July 1, 2012 4:47:42 AM

Perfect chart. And I didn't know my 6950 was still this fast lol! Mine has the unlocked shaders so it might be faster.

The 7850 is a very quick card. Plenty for BF3 if you get the right power supply and maybe upgrade the processor, but only if the funds allow. Realistically, you should be able to play the game fine.
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