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Is my i3 3220 holding my 7850 2GB back?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Drake5, 18 Mar 2013.

  1. Martini1991


    Joined: 18 Sep 2009

    Posts: 29,207

    Location: Dormanstown.

    Depends on your budget and requirements really.
    But I'd still wait for Haswell, even if it's just for a few percent gain, it's still performance.
  2. Drake5


    Joined: 12 Dec 2005

    Posts: 13,776

    How long till Haswell though?
  3. Yamahahahahaha


    Joined: 11 Oct 2008

    Posts: 3,834

    Location: London

  4. THFC


    Joined: 26 Oct 2003

    Posts: 309

    Location: Gloucester

    If you feel like your wasting your money - Keep an eye out on the members market for the cpu and mobo, they appear quite often

    I may be interested in the i3 if you sell up
  5. BAMBI


    Joined: 25 Jun 2007

    Posts: 588

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    If the only game you want to play is sleeping dogs then Andantech would say you are wasting your money: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6934/choosing-a-gaming-cpu-single-multigpu-at-1440p/8

    SD appears to be very GPU intensive.

    Skyrim seems more CPU insensitive but Tom suggests you shouldn't be struggling with you I3 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/skyrim-performance-benchmark,3074-9.html

    Were you struggling with FPS in Skyrim? Or was it just the GPU usage you are worried about?
  6. wazza300


    Joined: 11 Jul 2009

    Posts: 27,049

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    a z68/2600k/2700k is a good cheaper alternative,no difference in gaming from ivybridge