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Will 7850 be bottlenecked by x3 440

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January 31, 2013 9:09:09 PM

i have this PC currently
cpu : athlon ii x3 440 3.0ghz 1.5mb l2 cache
motherboard : gigabyte ga-880gm-usb3
ram : 2 x kingston 2gb ddr3 1333mhz dual channeled
GPU : Radeon 4250 built in

i am planning to get a sapphire radeon hd 7850 1gb

will there be a huge bottleneck by the cpu should i upgrade to an i3 with b75 mobo and get a 550ti instead which will give better performance

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January 31, 2013 10:04:07 PM

toto_haitham said:
i have this PC currently
cpu : athlon ii x3 440 3.0ghz 1.5mb l2 cache
motherboard : gigabyte ga-880gm-usb3
ram : 2 x kingston 2gb ddr3 1333mhz dual channeled
GPU : Radeon 4250 built in

i am planning to get a sapphire radeon hd 7850 1gb

will there be a huge bottleneck by the cpu should i upgrade to an i3 with b75 mobo and get a 550ti instead which will give better performance


A little depending on your games -- maybe a lot in a game or 2 that is really CPU heavy.

Clock-for-clock an AthlonII will perform about 5% slower than a PhII -- a light 10% in those CPU intensive games...

Two thoughts: Gigabyte motherboards are bad to over-volt with Vcore on **Auto** and with DDR3-1333 your sweet spot with the system clock is 250MHz

You should easily be able to run 14x250MHz with good air with 1.3875v or so.

That will give yah a nice boost :D 



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February 1, 2013 12:44:01 PM

you didn't answer my question guys
should i upgrade to an i3 with b75 mobo and get a 550ti instead which will give better performance
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February 1, 2013 1:23:17 PM


No.

Do what looniam suggested.

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February 1, 2013 3:12:52 PM

the X3 might bottleneck a 7850 some, but it'll still be way, way ahead of an i3 + 550
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