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I am building a tiny PC for a friend. He pretty much ONLY plays Dota 2 and wants to get a 144Hz monitor to play it on after trying mine.

A GTX 760 is adequate for this and I already have all the parts selected out but the CPU is the final component.

An AMD CPU is not an option as there are no Mini-ITX AM3+ motherboards in New Zealand.

Currently I am set on an Intel Pentium G3220.
Is this the same as an i3 but without hyperthreading?

An i3 costs twice as much as this CPU but will it do anything?
Will this Pentium bottleneck a GTX 760 in Dota 2 getting 144FPS?

Please answer with an educated explanation rather than "pentium too slow for gtx 760". Only want to play Dota 2 at 144FPS.
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if you want nice and cheep id be getting an amd fx 4300 and a gigablyte 990fx ud3 with some 1600mhz ram
 

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Originally Posted by nztdm View Post

I am building a tiny PC for a friend. He pretty much ONLY plays Dota 2 and wants to get a 144Hz monitor to play it on after trying mine.

A GTX 760 is adequate for this and I already have all the parts selected out but the CPU is the final component.

An AMD CPU is not an option as there are no Mini-ITX AM3+ motherboards in New Zealand.

Currently I am set on an Intel Pentium G3220.
Is this the same as an i3 but without hyperthreading?

An i3 costs twice as much as this CPU but will it do anything?
Will this Pentium bottleneck a GTX 760 in Dota 2 getting 144FPS?

Please answer with an educated explanation rather than "pentium too slow for gtx 760". Only want to play Dota 2 at 144FPS.
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Yes, the pentium is basically the same as an i3 without hyperthreading.

Yes, a pentium will bottleneck a gtx 760 and will not be able to allow it to get 144 fps in dota 2.

Here the pentium (although the sandy bridge version, it won't be too much different) is already bottlenecking only a gtx 650 ti, not allowing it to get 100 fps like the higher end cpus.

 

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if you want nice and cheep id be getting an amd fx 4300 and a gigablyte 990fx ud3 with some 1600mhz ram
Its a tiny mini-ITX PC. Can't get AMD Mini-ITX board in NZ with AM3.
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Is it really that easy to keep FPS high in Dota 2? I thought that it was to some extent cpu bound
You can remove the 120FPS limit in Dota 2 in the config file.
I get 144FPS with a GTX 780 but it dips sometimes with both CPU (i5-4670) and GPU underutilised. So its a little unoptimized.
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Yes, the pentium is basically the same as an i3 without hyperthreading.

Yes, a pentium will bottleneck a gtx 760 and will not be able to allow it to get 144 fps in dota 2.

Here the pentium (although the sandy bridge version, it won't be too much different) is already bottlenecking only a gtx 650 ti, not allowing it to get 100 fps like the higher end cpus.

Thanks.

So an i3 4130 will be sufficient?

Why do you think it makes a huge difference? Does Dota 2 use 4 threads?
 

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So an i3 4130 will be sufficient?

Why do you think it makes a huge difference? Does Dota 2 use 4 threads?
An i3 4130 should be fine, but there will probably be more fps dips versus your i5.

I'm not exactly sure how many cpu threads dota 2 uses, but it definitely looks to be at least 4.
 
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