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Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz

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Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core i5-3450 3.1GHz is a performance CPU based on the 22nm, Ivy Bridge architecture.


It offers 4 Physical Cores (4 Logical), initially clocked at 3.1GHz, which may go up to 3.5GHz and 6MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Boost and Virtualization are activated and the processor has multiplier unlocked.


The processor integrates relatively weak Graphics called Intel HD Graphics 2500, with 6 Execution Units, initially clocked at 650MHz and that go up to 1100MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 77W.


Its performance is very good and sufficient for extreme gaming.


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Can i play every game on 60fps with high settings? on this cpu?


Happy new year and bless u

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Yes it can run every game at 60fps…
Only games that I tested, that can max out this cpu (and I guess every cpu that exists) are Total War titles, when I put insane number of units in custom battle xD

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yes it can run ultra 60 fps

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with some drop to 40-50 in big locations, cpu getting 100% load and max turbo ;D
gtx 1060

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im going to upgrade my GPU to GTX 1070 is my CPU bottleneck it?

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I am sure that you don't have bottleneck, but can you tell me your experience since I plan similar upgrade :D? And we have same CPU…

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Any update on your upgrades guys?

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no bottleneck work fine

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Thanks for the update!

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Yes, they will work together with no problems. The GPU only depends on what CPU and PSU you have and Core i5-3450 is quite capable, so luckily you shouldn't see any noticeable bottleneck pairing it with either the 380 or the 960.

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ah ok so awesome that removes my possible buyers remorse then :)

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the people from pcexpress ph told me if I use the GTX 960 4 gb version it will bottle neck because I'm using H61M-DS2 motherboard is it true?.

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Not true:)
Motherboards only limit you at possibility to overclock and future upgrades… how many slots for ram memory you have or sata and other connectors. You get the point :D
Update bios to newest version and nothing to worry about ;)

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Can anyone suggest the best GPU for this processor? I'm thinking of buying the MSI GTX 960 2GB for this one or maybe the AMD RX 480 whichever is cheaper. Thanks!

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Both are good, if you want 1080p you won't go wrong with GTX 960 but it's not good for future since it has only 2GB of vRAM so waiting for RX 480 is a better option.

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How about PSU? Will a 400W suffice?

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Yeah 400W PSU is the minimum for GTX960, however I suggest paying a little bit more(like $20) for a 500W PSU just to be sure and able to upgrade to a bit stronger GPU later on. Also wait for RX480 they are about to be released, get the 8GB version since it will be $20-30 more and much more futureproof.

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Yep, I decided that I'll get the RX480 instead of the GTX960. Will get the 4GB version only because I'm in a budget and I wouldn't need the extra VRAM and I'm okay with gaming at low-medium settings. I'll also get a 500W PSU for the 480 :)

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Well the 4GB version would still be enough to play current games on high-ultra 1080p with this processor. You will have a pretty nice budget PC :)

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Is this CPU a good combo with GTX 970?

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Best match would be a 960 for this one. Go for one of the i5 3570 models instead if you plan on buying a GTX 970 ;)

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no gtx 970 will run fine,even gtx 980 will not bottleneck with it,check youtube videos i5 3470 which is a 100 mhz faster wont bottleneck any gpu so this one will not too

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Does it support 1600mhz ram oc'ed to 1866 mhz and is it possible to oc this cpu ?

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With this cpu you can oc your ram up to 1866 MHz no more and it can be oced a litle… But all that is possible only with good motherboard.

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Hey, this CPU supports Virtualization (VT-x. NOT VT-d)


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hey guys can this cpu handle the saphire radeon 270 dual x or will there be any bottlenecking by the cpu or gpu?

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without problem
But even your i3 can handle 270 well

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realy my i3 without any problems? if you can assure be i can save 172 euros and wait and then get the i5

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Me, Zilincan, swear, that i3 will wok without problem with R9 270 card
I am building pcs a long time (more than decade)
enought? :-D

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Still better than i5 4430/4440/FX 8120/30 :) and it can max upcoming games except "Watchdogs"…but 70% efficiency even on 1080p res the title "Watchdogs" :D

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Can you suggest the best GPU to pair with the i5-3450? Thanks :)

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GTX 660 or R9 270 :)

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