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HD 7950 and i5 3450 Combo

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January 26, 2013 5:57:25 AM

Just wondering,
will a i5 3450 bottleneck a HD7950?

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a c 182 U Graphics card
January 26, 2013 6:00:49 AM

No there will be no bottleneck.i5 is very strong quad core able to handle high end gpu.
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January 26, 2013 6:19:39 AM

no. any sandy bridge+ i5 can handle the current lineup of gpus just fine.
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January 26, 2013 6:26:47 AM

dudewitbow said:
no. any sandy bridge+ i5 can handle the current lineup of gpus just fine.

by the way its ivy bridge i5 and yes both sandy and ivy i5 can handle any gpu
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January 26, 2013 6:52:14 AM

Are people saying this based on experience or benchmarks? I think all i5 Ivy CPUs will not ottleneck high end cards but I don't have any proof for my claim.

I'd love to see a benchmark comparing a 3450+good gpu VS 3570k+good gpu.
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January 26, 2013 7:12:31 AM

ASHISH65 said:
by the way its ivy bridge i5 and yes both sandy and ivy i5 can handle any gpu


i know its ivy bridge. im making a non related statement saying anything equal to or greater than(hence the plus) sandy bridge i5's should be able to handle any card.
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January 26, 2013 8:23:58 AM

So basicly i5-3450 isn't going to hold the HD 7950 back right?
Okay,
Is there a lot of difference when running an i7-3xxx CPU and running an i5-34xx CPU when playing games in ultra settings, sound editing, encoding, etc..?
Also is there a huge impact on performance when running above CPU and GPU on B75 chipset and H77? Does H77 do better?
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January 26, 2013 9:59:22 AM

In games there is not a big difference between i5 and i7.i5 is better and handle games for next 2-3 yrs and also at less price.There will be no increase performance at different mobo.for i5 3450 b75 mobo is enough.
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January 26, 2013 10:59:59 AM

Diminishing Returns Kick In:


CPUs priced over $230 offer rapidly diminishing returns when it comes to game performance. As such, we have a hard time recommending anything more expensive than the Core i5-3570K, especially since this multiplier-unlocked processor can be overclocked to great effect if more performance is desired. Even at stock clocks, it meets or beats the $1000 Core i7-990X Extreme Edition when it comes to gaming.

if you take a look at the ticker for Futermark you will notice that some times there will be people that score hundreds or thousands of points higher than other benchmarks with similar components, and they always have high end mobo's and chipsets.
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January 26, 2013 11:55:28 AM

@the great randini - So H77 will do better than the B75, yes? Since i5-3450 is a locked CPU, there's no point in using much expensive Z77 boards. I'm told that upgrading once every two genarations is the best idea so I'm hoping to skip next genaration.. :]
Am I going to miss anything big if I use H77 instead of the expensive Z77?
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January 26, 2013 4:23:25 PM

dienan47 said:
@the great randini - So H77 will do better than the B75, yes? Since i5-3450 is a locked CPU, there's no point in using much expensive Z77 boards. I'm told that upgrading once every two genarations is the best idea so I'm hoping to skip next genaration.. :]
Am I going to miss anything big if I use H77 instead of the expensive Z77?



the only difference between the two really is overclocking the cpu. thats about it.
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January 26, 2013 11:56:11 PM

Best answer selected by dienan47.
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January 27, 2013 12:00:39 AM

Thank you guys for clearing that up.. :]
Guess I'll see the charts now..
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