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Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core i5-4460 3.2GHz is a performance CPU based on the 22nm, Haswell architecture.


It offers 4 Physical Cores (4 Logical), initially clocked at 3.2GHz, which may go up to 3.4GHz and 6MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Boost and Virtualization are activated.


The processor integrates powerful Graphics called Intel HD Graphics 4600, with 20 Execution Units, initially clocked at 350MHz 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 84W.


Its performance is very good and sufficient for extreme gaming.


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Iv got this cpu with my gtx 780. Will i be able to have this cpu for the next one or two years? If No, what will be my best uppgrade choice. Thx for the answears:)

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as long as you have your gtx 780 the i5 4460 is perfect for it and with these specs you will last until the new hardware comes out in 2018, but just make sure to get 8GB more RAM.

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Yeah 8 gb more ram i will get for sure:) thanks for the really fast answear!

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no problems, glad I helped. :)

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So, I've bought a RX480 nitro+ 8gb and I really don't know if this CPU will bottleneck it.

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Nah it wont bottleneck,you should be good with this cpu.

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I am planning on getting the gtx 1060 asus turbo 6gb, and 2x8gb of kingston fury 1600MHz ddr3 Ram.My mobo is MSI B85M-P33 V2 and my Psu is raidmax cobra power 600w.Will I have any bottlenecking on this system and is this system future proof

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I am also planning to upgrade my mobo and cpu to i5 6600k but i dont know if it is worth it to do it right now bcs i am on a budget. I aim to play games like bf1, watchdogs 2, witcher 3 on 60fps high-ultra.

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Do not upgrade your CPU there's no need. You don't really need 16gb ram either but I suppose it's nice to have. There will be no bottlenecking and your PSU more than is sufficient. Take it from a 1060+4460 owner.

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Cool, this answers to many of questions I had about my similar config. I have the R7 370 MSI 4Go, and think about taking the GTX 1060 Asus OC 3Go. Is it enough to play AAA Games at High 60fps 1920x1080 ? Or do I need 6Go VRAM ?

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So, I'm planning on getting a Gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB Xtreme Gaming video card, and I wanted to know if this processor would bottleneck the video card, because I'm worried it might.

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it wont bottleneck this cpu as my cpu doesn't bottleneck n yours is little better than mine so, it will work fine.. its an amazing GPU just go for it.. highly recommended

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Bottlenecking happens when the processor is FAR more worse than the graphics card ( vice-versa is valid too ) , since the 1060 is one of the most capable graphics card on the planet ( 12th to be precise ) , you would need a very bad processor ( a processor with the GD rating of 1-7 to feel a difference from

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bottleneck.Anything above that is good enough that you wont see any difference, even there is a slight bottleneck(there is always a bottleneck,you are not trying to make it disappear,you are trying to make it as insignificant as possible by getting parts that are in the same tier)highend components wont bottleck highen

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Do I have bottlenecks with the RX470/RX480/GTX1060 with this CPU?? I want to run Forza Horizon 3, Battlefield 1 and Watch Dogs 2.

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I doubt it will bottleneck those cards expect for city skylines.

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Well actually, I have already found the solution. If I buy one of those cards I dont have any bottleneck. I think you should reconsider you knowledge about computers because this reply is just stupid.

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I'm sorry? I should reconsider my knowledge abbout computers?? Even when using my GTX 760 oem i'm hitting the CPU limit on city: skylines. As soon as your city gets really big it certainly will start to be a bottleneck. GTA V Is another example of a game that could easily be bottleneckt by a 1060 since my GTX 760 already makes this CPU go to 80% usage. Most games though will run fine.

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It depends on the game if the CPU goes to 80 percent, not the GPU. The idea of bottleneck is that the card doesnt run as good as it should because of the CPU's weaknesses. I know this 4460 is capable of running the Division with an 970 on medium settings @60 FPS. The GPU doesnt push the CPU to work harder, it is the CPU weaknesses that holds back the performance of the GPU and thats what im asking

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I get your point. And I must say that it is true for the biggest part. But there are deffinitly also settings which will push the cpu harder. For example if I would have a better graphics card like a 1060 than i would higer the distance scaling.which will ask more from the GPU but also from the cpu since it has to "render" more movements of people and cars. Same goes with more NPC's etc.

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True story.

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Is it worth upgrading to this/i5 6500 from my current FX 6300? Should I expect any bottlenecks with this and a 970?

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  1. Yes, it is worth. But you need to get a new MoBo too. I suggest go for Intel Core i5-6500.
  2. Yes. I suggest to oc your FX-6300 at least around 15%.

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I'm very well aware that I can't just plop an Intel into an AM3+ socket :D According to GD, the 4460 is the Haswell equivalent to the 6500. I am on a tight budget so unless there are any clear-cut advantages to Skylake aside from the same-old "It's a newer architecture" argument, I think I'll stick with 4th gen.

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The bottlenecks question was regarding the Intels, not my current 6300, I can already see the bottlenecks, that's why I'm upgrading ;) I have another question regarding the choice of mobos: I want to have my spare MSI GTX 660 OC 2GB as a PhysX processor. Can I have it in a PCI-E 3.0 x16 running at x4 speed and see little to no performance drop when compared to having it in a x16 speed slot?

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no you should buy atleast core i5 6600

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Wait hold on, you're saying that this isn't powerful enough to not bottleneck my 970 and yet right below here you answer "yes" to "is this enough with GTX 1060?" which is supposedly an equivalent to a 980… o.O

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There is no difference,the only benefit of the i5 6XXX is that it can use higher RAM freq and is unlocked to overclock,the down side is that you need an expensive mobo to do it, so in perspective, mind as well get the cheapest mobo +any i7

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You can only overclock i5-6600K… not any i5-6XXX. Higher frequency RAM makes no benefits in 90% use. A good motherboard can be bought for around $100-150(H170/Z170).


i5-6500 will give a nice boost compared to FX-6300 in games. If you are on a tighter budget, i5-4460 isn't bad either considering you can later put a i7 in the same socket.or a i3-6100 and a H170 mobo for a more futureproof rig.

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I went with the 6500 and ASUS B150 PRO GAMING mobo, am quite satisfied, got a bunch of free stuff with them too (DOOM 4 with the mobo and an Intel Gaming Starter Pack which included Rainbow Six Siege with a bunch of temporary items for F2P games). I got a nice performance boost, sadly I forgot to do in-depth benchmarks before upgrading but the FPS boost is noticeable.

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You can overclock any of the new skylake CPUs (i3 as well) with a z170 mobo.
I agree, that it is affordable for your country, but not everywhere, believe me :/

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friend i am saying that you should buy a core i5 6600.it will be a good upgrade from FX 6300.


i am not saying that Core i5-4460 will bottleneck your gtx 970

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Ah alright. The thing is that my budget is tight. If I had more money I'd go for a 6600k/4690k and a better mobo for OCing… :/

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Core i5 4460 is good for next 3-4 years of gaming & its not bad upgrade from fx 6300 but ofc you will need a new motherboard with socket 1150.You wont be having any problems with it.Its a very nice combo with gtx 970,no bottleneck at all.

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How do you know i5-4460 will be good in 2020? It's a good combo with GTX 970 but who knows what's going to happen with technology in next 3-4 years.

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is this enough with GTX 1060?

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Yes,its good combo :)

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yes

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I'm thinking of getting this CPU and consider pairing it with a RX 480, how big of a bottleneck would the 480 be for this CPU ?

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No bottleneck, you can buy the cpu with confidence. Youtube this cpu and you will see impressive results

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there will be no bottleneck

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you guys think that getting this cpu is worth it considering its price ?shuold i wait like a year or so to get it at lower?I'm doing well with my I3 3150 gtav maxed out at 1080 gets me constant 60fps a same for fallout4 without modding it

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if your i3 is doing good job for you then there is no point ugprading your cpu stick to that till your cpu is nut cutting any more

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im looking to play in VR on a google cardboard with my phone you think my cpu can handle AAA games on lowest graphics knowing that i have an R9 380 ?

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gpu should handle but cpu dont think so you need 90+ fps for VR

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Prices never drop by much - 5%-10% at MAX on a sale. At least in my country… right now the i5 64XX and the 44XX are the same price, which is logical - same performance, only differs if you can go above 2133 Mhz RAM speed on the 6400

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will it bottleneck on GTX 970 ??

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No this is more than enough for a GTX 970

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