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i3 3220 bottleneck msi 7950

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will it bottleneck in games like planetside 2 bf3 cyrsis 3?
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Yes it would. I really recommend going for a Quad core CPU not Dual core. As games become more and more demanding.
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Ivy Bridge i3 should be fine for gaming, even paired with that card. If you can spend a few bucks more you might be better off with an i5 however, get a 'k' model cpu if you want to overclock too.
   
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pretty much what the above posters have stated but i honestly don't know about planetside 2 but being an MMO i would believe it needs a cpu with some grunt.

keep in mind that i3 is a pretty decent chip and can do some gaming but it is leaning towards entry level and would need a balanced gpu like a 7870 or 660 to avoid any performance issues.
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In those games, yes it would be a bottleneck but because those games ARE very CPU demanding, not because of the card itself. I play a lot of other games, mostly Hitman Absolution and Torchlight II on that same CPU and on Crossfire and it isn't much different compared to my Xeon W3530 w/HT off.
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