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Hi everyone, I'm planning to make a gaming pc mainly for BF4. I'm on a budget and so I'll most likely be getting the i5 3470 and a 270x GPU. Has anyone got a similar setup? (ideally with the same CPU) And can this CPU handle BF4 multiplayer at 1080p and not bottleneck the GPU? Can someone run a test for me and see what kind of FPS they're getting? Thanks, any help is appreciated biggrin.gif
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You're fine as long as it's four cores/threads.

 
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That's single player and I've heard from heaps of people that multiplayer makes a big difference... so anyone got any multiplayer benchmarks with the 3470?
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Hi everyone, I'm planning to make a gaming pc mainly for BF4. I'm on a budget and so I'll most likely be getting the i5 3470 and a 270x GPU. Has anyone got a similar setup? (ideally with the same CPU) And can this CPU handle BF4 multiplayer at 1080p and not bottleneck the GPU? Can someone run a test for me and see what kind of FPS they're getting? Thanks, any help is appreciated biggrin.gif

3470 can work fine and no it doesnt bottleneck that 270X GPU

3470 can do 7970 CF without bottlenecking so i am pretty sure you are good to go mate

as for the GPU and CPU perf. you should be fine but for smoother Frame rates on this setup i would suggest playing at High or medium settings
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Yeah, the 3470 = a 3570k basically, without the overclocking features, and a slightly slower clock speed.

I was able to run BF4 smoothly (during the beta, so it must be better) with a stock 3570k + a GTX 660ti at 50-60 fps on High, so it should be 100% fine.

If I were you however, I would save up for a 280X, or maybe look out for cheap HD 7850s, 7870s, 7950s, etc.
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Okay sweet thanks, I just wanted to make sure I wouldn't experience any issues with smoothness of the gameplay, as I'd heard that BF4 multiplayer is particularly CPU intensive. And I'll most likely stick with the 270x as I need the PC as soon as possible and won't be using it much for BF4 after the end of January. Thanks for the input everyone biggrin.gif
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What the heck? The duel core i3 does nearly as well as the 4c/8t 3770k?
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That's single player, multiplayer is way more CPU intensive
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