Pairing a GPU to a CPU...is there a minimum Ghz ?

From the pixels, bits, and shaders to the graphic cards that power them. Discuss the latest from AMD and NVIDIA here.

Moderators: morphine, SecretSquirrel

Pairing a GPU to a CPU...is there a minimum Ghz ?

Postposted on Thu May 17, 2012 8:25 pm

I'm building a new comp and I'm thinking about buying a Radeon HD 7950 for gaming and was wondering if a CPU should be matched to it by some degree, I was thinking of the Intel 3570k proc on a Z77 board to play games like BF3 on a 24" 1900x1200 monitor.

I guess the question is, is there a way to know how GPU's and CPU's should be matched together ?
tukkus
Gerbil First Class
 
Posts: 111
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:45 pm

Re: Pairing a GPU to a CPU...is there a minimum Ghz ?

Postposted on Thu May 17, 2012 9:34 pm

Since the Core i5-3570K is one of the fastest quad-core processors that you can buy, it should be more than adequate for your new build (in this thread).

It's a matter of balancing where your budget goes. If you've got enough to get both the Core i5-3570K and the Radeon HD7950 along with an SSD and the other components in a fast gaming PC, you aren't having to make many compromises.

The relative importance of CPU clock speed and number of cores will vary depending on the games that you're playing.
i7-4770K, H70, Gryphon Z87, 16 GiB, R9-290, SSD, 2 HD, Blu-ray, SB ZX, TJ08-E, SS-660XP², 3007WFP+2001FP, RK-9000BR, MX518
JustAnEngineer
Gerbil God
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 15384
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: The Heart of Dixie


Return to Graphics

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests