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New CPU
06-05-2016, 05:41 PM,
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New CPU
Just recently, I ordered an I3-4170. I forgot to consult hardware revolution before buying it but I might as well ask now. Would it bottleneck a GTX 750 TI? Is the upgrade to an I3-4170 from a Pentium G3258 worth the money? Should I upgrade my processor or GPU next?

Thanks for your help.
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06-05-2016, 08:35 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-06-2016, 10:18 AM by PwnBroker.)
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RE: New CPU
(06-05-2016, 05:41 PM)LordBuffalo Wrote: Just recently, I ordered an I3-4170. I forgot to consult hardware revolution before buying it but I might as well ask now. Would it bottleneck a GTX 750 TI? Is the upgrade to an I3-4170 from a Pentium G3258 worth the money? Should I upgrade my processor or GPU next?

Thanks for your help.
nope wont bottleneck a 750ti. yes it is a worthy upgrade, 2 more processing threads and will play newer games that the pentium wont even boot, but at this point in time an i5 upgrade might have been a better choice with haswell parts being discontinued soon. that 750ti is an entry level gpu that will run most any game at palyable frame rates at medium-high detail settings at 1080p. so are there any games in particular that you think your setup wont run or are you looking to get a few more frame rates? a gtx 960 or r9 380 would pair with the i3.
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06-06-2016, 10:46 AM, (This post was last modified: 06-06-2016, 10:46 AM by LordBuffalo.)
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RE: New CPU
Thank you for telling me this, as I wasn't sure if I had chosen a good part. One game I'm worried about in particular is Star Citizen, as I had bought my computer to run that game in particular just to realize that my processor wasn't powerful enough. Will the I3-4170 be powerful enough to run star citizen?
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06-06-2016, 10:50 PM,
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RE: New CPU
(06-06-2016, 10:46 AM)LordBuffalo Wrote: Thank you for telling me this, as I wasn't sure if I had chosen a good part. One game I'm worried about in particular is Star Citizen, as I had bought my computer to run that game in particular just to realize that my processor wasn't powerful enough. Will the I3-4170 be powerful enough to run star citizen?

for that particular game as well as other MMO's and high player count such as 64 player BF multiplayer, i would suggest an i5 minimum(star citizen suggests an i5 minimum). those type games are generally heavily cpu bound. the i3 will probably run it with those 2 hyperthreads but there will be times when the game may become unplayable due to high cpu usage(or appear laggy). unless they have patched that game recently even the i5's are having trouble due to poor game code optimizations.

depending on what resolution you are gaming at you may need a gpu upgrade for that game as well. at 1080p it might play low settings but you shouldnt have any problems running it at 720p.

good luck
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