Is my CPU bottlenecking me? Tags: Bottleneck CPUs Intel Last response: March 19, 2013 3:26 AM in CPUs Share anthony8989 a b à CPUs March 18, 2013 12:25:54 PM Intel Core i3-2100 Dual Core @3.1 Ghz // Antec 550 watt PSU // Dual Radeon 7750 GDDR3 2GB on CF // 2x Patriot 4GB 1333mhz RAM @ 9-9-9-24 // Intel DH67BL MOBO It's used strictly for gaming at non-HD resolutions like 1366 x 768 x 32 on medium - high settings. Should I spring for a Quad core i5 or is the i3 adequate? Emphasis on adequate. More about : cpu bottlenecking logainofhades a c 687 à CPUs a b å Intel March 18, 2013 12:28:11 PM An i3 2100 will not bottleneck with a 7750. 7750 is on the low end for graphics cards that are gaming capable. A better GPU will help you more than a new CPU. m 0 l anthony8989 a b à CPUs March 18, 2013 12:38:56 PM logainofhades said:An i3 2100 will not bottleneck with a 7750. 7750 is on the low end for graphics cards that are gaming capable. A better GPU will help you more than a new CPU. Is it still true even though I have dual 7750's running on Crossfire? m 0 l Related resources I want to get better performance in games is my CPU bottlenecking me? - Forum Low framerate, low CPU/GPU/MEMORY usage. What's bottlenecking me? - Forum Is my CPU bottlenecking me? - Forum is my cpu bottlenecking me - Forum Is my CPU bottlenecking me? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ikaz a b à CPUs March 18, 2013 12:39:51 PM Yeah to even ask the questions you would have to be looking at a 7950/660ti or some sort lower end xfire/sli. Lower end would be like 7850x2 or 660 gtx sli, I believe a 7750x2 performs like a single 7850 at best (would also depend if GDDR5 or 3) which your CPU would not be an issue. m 0 l J_E_D_70 a b à CPUs March 18, 2013 12:51:40 PM You may run into issues in online shooters like BF3, simply because they react better to quad cores. Probably not enough to be a big deal, however. m 0 l TidusJames March 18, 2013 12:56:01 PM At those resolutions you are not being bottlenecked at all by your CPU. m 0 l rolli59 a c 851 à CPUs a c 140 å Intel March 18, 2013 6:08:51 PM Low resolution games become CPU bound so I will go against the flow and say you are not getting full use out of your GPU's. m 0 l munkeepc March 19, 2013 3:26:00 AM no current i3, i5, or i7 can be bottlenecked. Getting a bigger CPU won't hurt but you'd see a bigger performance jump with a better GPU than with a CPU. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Is my CPU bottlenecking me? Forum SolvedIs my CPU bottlenecking me? Forum Is my CPU bottlenecking me in games? Forum Is my cpu bottlenecking me. Forum Is my CPU bottlenecking me? Blops2 Forum SolvedHow bad is my Phenom X4 945 bottlenecking me with 280x CF? Forum SolvedHow to stop CPU from bottlenecking Forum SolvedIs my cpu bottlenecking my gpu? Forum SolvedAnything bottlenecking me? Forum SolvedIs my CPU bottlenecking my system Forum SolvedCPU (4.0 GHz) Bottlenecking GPU (GTX 770) Forum SolvedHow to troubleshoot whats bottlenecking me? Forum SolvedCPU bottlenecking GPU Forum Solvedis my cpu bottlenecking my gpu? Forum SolvedCPU Bottlenecking GPU Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !