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when I get my mobo back from MSI, I'm going to give back my current mobo with i5 2500k to my friend.

i have an i3 2100 with 4gb ram. will that bottleneck dual 6870s?

idk how this works that's why im asking
    
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Probably. I would buy an i5 or i7 if you can afford it. Your PSU will still handle your system if you do.
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Probably a little, however if you're upgrading one component I bet you'll get more performance out of another 6870 than an i5 at this point.
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It shouldn't be too bad. I believe the only bottlenecking you'll see will be due to the fact that your game is threaded to accommodate for more than 2 cores.
 
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well i'll be playing games like skyrim, wow, starcraft 2, mass effect 3, etc
    
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It probably will, if u can, get an i5 2500k & you're good to go
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Compared to a i5/i7 you'll get less FPS. Compared to any Phenom II you'd get more FPS.
    
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With the exception of SC2 (which I believe is only coded for 3 threads, if not 2), you'll be "bottlenecked". Now, I don't know if you'll see a significant/huge bottleneck though. Like sepheroth003 said above, you're more likely to "see" better performance getting another 6870 rather than upgrading to a 2500K.
 
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Can we stop making up wild BS about what games use more than 2 cores, thanks.
    
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Originally Posted by MinitroN View Post
Can we stop making up wild BS about what games use more than 2 cores, thanks.
?

Starcraft only uses two. ME3 is using UE3 which can make use of quads. We don't know what Skyrim will use, but if I was a better man it's going to be more than two cores.
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