Solved Possible graphics card preformance bottleneck due to CPU and RAM. Tags: Computers RAM CPUs Graphics Bottleneck Graphics Cards Last response: August 10, 2013 6:17 AM in Graphics & Displays Share iRyzza August 9, 2013 3:47:05 PM Hey guys, I'am about to go out and but the Nvidia GTX 660. (This is a massive buy for me!) When it comes to Computers and their internals I'm pretty good! Not being big headed! CPU: Intel Core i3 550, It says Intel i3 550 @ 3.20ghz (If that means anything to any of you). RAM: 4gb. Will the performance of the GTX 660 be at all limited because of these parts? I'am asking this question because I know these 2 pieces of hardware aren't the newest/best. Extra Info: I plan on using the Card for PC gaming as I'am a massive PC gamer. Thanks in advance, Ryan. More about : graphics card preformance bottleneck due cpu ram Reply to iRyzza hardyboys209 August 9, 2013 10:24:30 PM That is actually a really good card for your system and the only bottleneck i could think of is maybe not having four cores, but most games dont even use them, for example Arma 2 only uses 2. But it will be very good. Reply to hardyboys209 Best solution Finish August 9, 2013 10:47:57 PM Depends on what games you are expecting to play and what frames you want. I would say the i3 is definitely due for an upgrade. The latest i7's have come out and they are sweet! I would say you should be fine for now but if you want to improve performance say in BF3 a CPU and ram upgrade would be the best idea. Reply to Finish Related resources will my cpu and ram bottleneck my new graphics card - Forum Will this cpu bottleneck the graphics card? - Forum Possible Graphics Card Bottleneck? - Forum Will my CPU Bottleneck the graphics card or will my graphics card bottleneck my CPU - Forum Will my CPU Bottleneck my Graphics Card? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hardyboys209 August 9, 2013 10:53:23 PM There isnt the biggest difference for the i-7 and i-5, i-5 will handle up to 3 graphics cards in sli with a good mobo and it can be overclocked to avoid bottlenecking and save an extra 75-100 dollars. Reply to hardyboys209 manofchalk a c 104 à CPUs a c 89 U Graphics card August 10, 2013 6:17:53 AM ^ Yes, but this is an i3 and an old one at that. You can expect some bottlenecking too occur, particularly in CPU intensive games. Though I wouldn't expect it too cripple your performance. Reply to manofchalk Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumSolvedFriend has a 500$ budget for a new CPU, PSU, Mobo, Ram and Graphics Card. Will use Photoshop and will game. Forumwhat is best possible graphics card for core 2 duo, 2gb ram, 350w psu? ForumRAM or CPU bottlenecking Graphics Card? ForumSolvedIs my CPU bottlenecking my newly bought MSI gtx 770 graphics card? ForumSolvedWill my old cpu bottleneck a mid range graphic card? ForumGraphics distortion: due to video card or ram or? ForumIs this a good Budget build and will the graphics card bottleneck the cpu. ForumSolvedBottlenecking Graphics Card and CPU Help?! ForumPossible bottlenecking with new graphics card?? ForumSolvedbest graphics card for intel pentium e2180(2ghz dualcore) that will not be bottlenecked by my cpu ForumMaximum possible graphics card for E5700....??????? "without bottlenecks" ForumSolvedIs the cpu bottleneck worst than a low end graphic card? ForumSolvedis my graphics card bottlenecking my cpu? ForumWill my CPU bottleneck this Graphics Card? ForumCPU RAM or Graphics card problem causing game crashes? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !