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Will it bottleneck?

Will an intel i3 3240 3.4ghz bottleneck a gtx 1050/1050ti/rx460 2gb/4gb? Which card should i pick? I just want to pick a card that uses the processor fully while spending the least amount of money. Thanks!!

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Depends on the game.

In reply to: Will it bottleneck?

Not long ago the i5 2500 would drive 3 GPUs so how could this i3 bottleneck on a single GPU?

Who told you this?

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Mobas mostly

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I play mostly mobas but with the upgrade i would want to prove some more demanding games

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Lots

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Lots of peple from tom's hardware actually

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So this from Toms.

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"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. "
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-4.html

MOBA's tend to push the internet connection harder than the graphics or CPU.

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-2500-vs-Intel-Core-i3-3240 shows these 2 trading blows so for a single GPU, where would there be a bottleneck if the i5 could drive 3, and you only are driving one?

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Bottleneck

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I would not worry about the cpu.
Overall it should be fine.
Yes there are a few cpu intense games which might not run at their best.
Get the gtx 1050 ti.

Verify your ram is 2x4GB @ 1600 and is fitted in the proper slots to enable dual channel.

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