so i am looking to get a 6300 since its cheap and i already have a AM3+ motherboard. i want to know if i get bottleneck with the 6300.i currently have a 4100 so would it be much of an upgrade. or should i just get the gpu without the cpu.also a recommend me a good psu to power the card. i play at 1920x1080p with an HDMI cable(dont know if the cable makes a difference). want to play battlefield 3,metro 2033.saints row the third,also CSGO
That's my setup. I have yet to encounter any real difficulty except in older/non-multicore friendly/otherwise graphically beasty games. That said, one game which Intel chips do very well is Starcraft 2 and I can play it with max settings with no performance issues. However, GTA 4 doesn't give me 60 FPS at max settings. While still very, very playable there are some minor hiccups. For instance, when you initially leave your safe house and look around there is a short but large FPS drop as assets load but thereafter everything is fine until I go into a new area. Another one that gives sub-60 performance at max is Witcher 2. However, I noticed almost no difference from max settings (5-15 FPS) to acceptable (30-40) FPS. I'm sure I could tweak it more to get a solid 60 FPS with only minor degradation from there. Also, keep in mind I'm not OC'd at all which would of course reap gains above this. That said, every other game I've played has given me 50 FPS minimum on max and often 60+. This includes Skyrim, Dishonored, Guild Wars 2, Black Ops 2, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 and The Walking Dead (albeit not a taxing game at all it's a very fun one I highly recommend! ).