Will Core i3 limit the performance of next gen games ?

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  • Will Core i3 limit the performance of next gen games ?


Answer #1 | 31/12 2013 06:43
yes, your i3 is limiting performance. For gaming an i5 would be a better fit, and dont ever think of using integrated graphics, they are not for gaming. try first getting an i5 instead of i3, and then upgrade your ram to 8GB and be sure than it more than one channel ( more than a single stick of ram, 2x4GB for example)
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Answer #2 | 31/12 2013 05:54
Radeon HD 7850- Engine Clock -860 MHz, Radeon Cores- 1024, Memory Clock- 4800 MHz, Memory Interface -256 -bit I dont feel that a gpu of this config can bottleneck i3 Well as for the answer the gpu is better than your cpu, so of course cpu is bottlenecking. You should get a better cpu in pair to get the most out of both. Get a quad core to play games at these settings,i5 will do if you dont want to change your mobo and prevent any extra expense. But if that is not a problem then get FX-6300 or any of 8320 or 8350. these will provide you with some raw performance. However a new mobo will be required. OR if not all of these then play at medium settings or setting at which games run smooth.
Answer #3 | 31/12 2013 02:16
That is because of the true dual-core i3 CPU. The CPU should at least be an i5 for medium UX. The GPU should be at least a 1GB one from ATI or nVidia; the integrated Intel graphics card is no good for games. Your HD 7850 is a good card. I have not used it, but as per its specs and benchmark reports, it is not bad. So yes the CPU is bottlenecking the performance. You must have at least an i5 processor for high end gaming purposes. Even then, then i5(1066MHz) will not be as smooth as the true quad core i7 with full 1333MHz RAM. To be able to make the most of your current configuration, use a Resource booster software; they enhance the gaming experience by freeing up more resources. I forgot the name of the booster I used, I don't play a lot of HQ games these days.

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