Will there be a bottleneck in this setup ?


Right now i have specs and i am facing severe bottleneck,

core i3 540 @ 3.1Ghz ( x2 )
8 Gb DDR3 RAM @ 1333 BuS
XFX HD 7850 Graphic card @ Stock settings
Gigabyte H55M-D2H Motherboard

i was think of upgrading to i5 2500k bt its out of my price range bt i found an i7-860 2.8Ghz and i wanted to ask that if i swap the i3 witht his i7 will i face bottleneck or not ? in bf3 my gpu usage is like 50 - 55 %
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  1. What problem you have?

    In BF3 you must have been playing Multiplayer?
    MP uses 4 cores. Bit i3 has 2 cores. That means less performance.

    Swap it, it will be better. But save up for i5 3470. Thats a very nice card + cheap
    I have that and it runs every thing awesome.
    Check this review and you'll get to know : http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-performance-comparison,3370.html
  2. Monitor resolution?
    I think you already have a nice setup there... well, depends on what are you going to play, it will gives you different result. But generally, it's a good setup. :)
  3. got a 650W Antec PSU and Resolution is 1600x1050p like that.

    And for the i5 i would have to change my mobo and processor,
  4. PSU is fine. Infact very good.

    But i3 is the Problem.
    In what games you face problems? In Multi or Single player?
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