Core i3-530, can it run new games?

KUR0KO

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Hi folks, I was planning to upgrade to Ivy Bridge but was disappointed with its performace

I'm using a Core i3-530 @2.93GHz and its HD Graphics 1000 IGP

If I upgrade my PSU and buy a HD 7770, will it be able to run BF3, Dragon Age 2, Saints Row 3, Shogun 2, etc?



In short: will i3-530 + HD 7770 run games smoothly @720p?

Thanx :)
 

Simo606

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That HD 7770 is better than mine and I run BF3 on low - med at 1920 x 1200 with hardly any noticeable lag.

Here you can see mine vs. the HD 7770: http://www.hwcompare.com/12029/geforce-8800-gt-512mb-vs-radeon-hd-7770/