Personal computing discussed

Moderators: morphine, SecretSquirrel

 
tukkus
Gerbil First Class
Topic Author
Posts: 111
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:45 pm

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

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 ?
 
JustAnEngineer
Gold subscriber
Gerbil God
Posts: 16836
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: The Heart of Dixie

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

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.
i7-6700K, NT06-Pro, GA-Z170N-Gaming5, 32 GiB, 980Ti, SM951, 5TB HDD, Blu-ray, FTZ01, SX600-G, 3007WFP+2001FP, RK-9000BR, MX518

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests