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cpu-gpu pairing
04-12-2012, 10:37 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-12-2012, 01:51 PM by paul7475.)
cpu-gpu pairing
Does an Intel I5 2400 cpu go well with a Radeon 7850 video card? Is this combo too much gpu for the cpu?
04-12-2012, 11:31 AM,
RE: cpu-gpu pairing
I think that's a fine combination (I have Radeon HD 7850 & i5-2500K) but what games do you play? Certain games are GPU-intensive and others are CPU-intensive. Someone more knowledgeable than me can comment on which games fall in which bucket, but from my understanding that's a good balanced system that should handle any modern game easily.
04-12-2012, 01:49 PM,
RE: cpu-gpu pairing
I play FPS games. I am currently playing the first Stalker again. I would like to play the latest Deus Ex, Metro 2033, Fallout New Vegas, etc.
04-12-2012, 03:09 PM,
RE: cpu-gpu pairing
Should be good, one indicator is to look at price. i.e. the amount your spending for one component isn't much more or less than the other. i5-2400 is $190 and 7850 is $250-260. You will be fine. Those components are both in the mid-range level.

You could do some research on the gpu vs cpu intensive-ness of the games you want to play. And could decide if you wanted to move money around to the different components. For example, go up to a i5-2500 and go down to a gtx 560 ti.
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04-13-2012, 05:13 AM,
RE: cpu-gpu pairing
youll be fine. deus and metro are cpu intensive, so the high IPC of the i5 will help there.

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