I3-530 bottleneck HD5850?

masterasia

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This is a hard one to answer. The i3 just came out. But based on the performance of the HD5850, I'm gonna say "YES", it will bottleneck. The i3 is Intel's budget CPU and probably was not intended to do hardcore gaming. The HD5850 is for hard core gamers so if you're gonna get one of those, it wouldn't make sense to go with a budget CPU anyways.