Will a Pentium bottleneck a GTX 560 Ti ?

Hey guys , I just wanted to find out whether a Intel Pentium G860 would bottleneck a MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk or not ? Or would they work well together ?
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  1. It wont bottleneck QUITE as badly as I thought when I first saw the word "Pentium" but that being said, as it is a rather low end CPU it will still bottleneck quite alot. I actually thought they had discontinued the pentium line prior to sandy bridge to be honest.
  2. It depends on what game you want to run. In a lot of situations you would be bottlenecked.
  3. Depends on the game.
  4. depends on the resolution of your monitor too

    and the image settings you use
  5. I play games like BF3 , Skyrim , GTA 4 etc . I want to play at high / ultra if possible . My monitor res 1366 x 768 . I don't want it to bottleneck , I can lower the gc and up the cpu .
  6. at that resoplution you're close to overkill....ya i saw the post im like "hes asking if his p4 will bottleneck?""...lol

    the g680 and 560ti are very close
  7. ARICH5 said:
    at that resoplution you're close to overkill....ya i saw the post im like "hes asking if his p4 will bottleneck?""...lol

    the g680 and 560ti are very close

    Overkill meaning ?
  8. What if I get the i3 - 3220 ? Will it still bottleneck ?
  9. Muks2386 said:
    Overkill meaning ?



    a g680 and a 560ti can easily push a 1080p monitor/resolution....at his res hes prolly on a 17-19in monitor
  10. ARICH5 said:
    a g680 and a 560ti can easily push a 1080p monitor/resolution....at his res hes prolly on a 17-19in monitor

    18.5 inch .
  11. If you can get the i3 get it just don't expect to run Crysis 3 on high maybe medium even at that resolution with the base Pentium. It won't be able to push the 1's and 0's fast enough for your 560ti
  12. I would def get the i3, HT enabled makes it more worth it all-around, and it shouldn't really bottleneck your games.
  13. lol a core i3 for a 18.5in monitor?
  14. ARICH5 said:
    lol a core i3 for a 18.5in monitor?


    So what? Does it affect anything? You can get an i7 with that screen size if you want.
  15. An I3-3220 will be almost 2 times faster than the Pentium G860 if not more and isn't a big bottleneck for a single GPU (proof as my friend run an I3-3220 with a 680 and he get only 10-15fps less than me with almost the same boost clock on the GPU in every game)

    Don't ask why he get a 680 with an I3, i don't know either !!!

    EDIT: Test done before overclockingmy I7***
  16. spawnkiller said:
    An I3-3220 will be almost 2 times faster than the Pentium G860 if not more and isn't a big bottleneck for a single GPU (proof as my friend run an I3-3220 with a 680 and he get only 10-15fps less than me with almost the same boost clock on the GPU in every game)

    Don't ask why he get a 680 with an I3, i don't know either !!!


    +1. Games now starting to take the advantage of quad-core CPUs. With Hyper-threading in i3 CPUs, it somehow acts like a 4 core CPU, even though it's really a dual-core CPU.
  17. you can never suit up x resolution to x hardware, no hardware is 'suited' to a resolution

    all games behave differently, ancient games will run fine even on integrated graphics at high resolution where as a new game wont run smooth at all no matter what

    a Pentium is not a high performance processor, you want to look at atleast an ~i5 level processor if your a gamer seriously
  18. Will a i3 work well with a HD 6870 ?
  19. It should work fine with a 6870.
  20. Muks2386 said:
    Will a i3 work well with a HD 6870 ?


    It should work fine. I am not sure if you can still find a HD 6870 around... I recommend get a HD 7850.

    EDIT: ninja'd by jase240!
  21. I'v checked . I still can get the HD 6870 for $120 . The HD 7850 is really expensive .
  22. Muks2386 said:
    I'v checked . I still can get the HD 6870 for $120 . The HD 7850 is really expensive .


    Wow. That's not bad at all for that price. New or used?
  23. ipwn3r456 said:
    Wow. That's not bad at all for that price. New or used?

    New . Sapphire HD 6870 .
  24. ipwn3r456 said:
    +1. Games now starting to take the advantage of quad-core CPUs. With Hyper-threading in i3 CPUs, it somehow acts like a 4 core CPU, even though it's really a dual-core CPU.



    i think its subject to the final outcome specifications of the nextbox and ps4. the wiiu has 3 cores. the decision of the cores in the nextbox and ps4 will determine how many cpus will generally be the baseline optimization.
  25. Muks2386 said:
    New . Sapphire HD 6870 .


    Go for it. For that price, it's not bad at all. It's still better than the HD 7770, similar to the price of $120.
  26. ipwn3r456 said:
    Go for it. For that price, it's not bad at all. It's still better than the HD 7770, similar to the price of $120.

    Okay then . I'll get the HD 6870 ! Thanks for the help ! (:
  27. I3 with hd 6870 is perfect for gaming at that resolution.
  28. spawnkiller said:
    An I3-3220 will be almost 2 times faster than the Pentium G860



    2 times faster no way.i agree that hyper threating have impact on gaming like bf3,farcryetc..but it is may be 15-20% faster than g860.

    see here

    battlefield 3

    -

    skyrim -

  29. I was alking about Multithreaded applications ^^ Anyway, the point is that the I3 is seen as a quad so it performs well in BF3 without being "a dual core" that does reduce detail in BF3... (2 cores = no allies in single player)

    For that price no doubt you should get the 6870 ^^
  30. spawnkiller said:
    I was alking about Multithreaded applications ^^ Anyway, the point is that the I3 is seen as a quad so it performs well in BF3 without being "a dual core" that does reduce detail in BF3... (2 cores = no allies in single player)

    For that price no doubt you should get the 6870 ^^

    ok fine.
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