Sign-in / Sign-up
Your question

Will an i3 3220 bottleneck a radeon 7950?

Tags:
  • Radeon
  • Bottleneck
  • Motherboards
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics Cards
July 29, 2013 7:09:35 AM

Yesterday i purchased a Sapphire 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950 off of ebay for $230 plus shipping. Im worried that my i3 3220 will bottleneck it. I plan on upgrading the processor and motherboard to a 4th generation in a couple of months. I was going to buy a new 1150 motherboard but i saw the card and had to jump on it right away.

More about : 3220 bottleneck radeon 7950

July 29, 2013 7:30:02 AM

It will but it will still run games just fine. Don't upgrade to the 4th gen since you already have an ivy bridge motherboard. Just go for a 3570k if you want to over clock or 3470 if you don't want to. I plan to get an i5 some time but I'm in no hurry