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5770 Vs 7850 in a Core I5-750

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February 13, 2013 8:47:05 PM

Hello,
I currently have a 5770 in my machine. The CPU is a Core I5-750, the 1st generation one. I am wondering if the 7850 would eb wasted in my rig due to a CPU bottleneck? At this point I am not interested in upgrading my entire system, only the video card if it isn't going to be held back by this CPU.

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February 13, 2013 8:54:54 PM

nailfoot123 said:
Hello,
I currently have a 5770 in my machine. The CPU is a Core I5-750, the 1st generation one. I am wondering if the 7850 would eb wasted in my rig due to a CPU bottleneck? At this point I am not interested in upgrading my entire system, only the video card if it isn't going to be held back by this CPU.


Hi - all systems have a bottleneck of sorts somewhere. What are your other
specs? PSU, MOBO, Ram, etc.

Need to be sure it can handle the upgrade.

There is a huge perf increase with the 7850 vs 5770, so if
there's nothing inhibitng it, it would be an ex upgrade.
February 13, 2013 8:59:25 PM

Screen resolution you use would probably be good to know too.
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February 13, 2013 9:06:26 PM

Sorry!
Well, the PSU is no issue. It is over 1000 watts. I play at 1080p resolution on a 21" monitor. Little tough on the eyes but not too bad. The Mobo is an ASUS P7P55LX. Equiped with 4gb RAM.
Not that it matters much, but I have 11 fans in my full tower case so it already sounds like the Space Shuttle taking off. I don't mind :) 
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February 13, 2013 9:13:34 PM

7850 is going to be an awesome upgrade from the 5770! I actually did this same upgrade last fall and the 7850 blew me away, especially after a little overclock.

Your i5 is about as good as say an FX-4300 or Phenom II X4, so in no way is it going to be too slow for a 7850.

Enjoy!
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