Solved Am I bottle-necking my gpu? Tags: GPUs Bottleneck Intel i7 CPUs Last response: August 15, 2013 7:04 AM in CPUs Share chuckcrowleysteak August 15, 2013 12:53:28 AM I've had a i7 2600(3.6ghz) for about 2 years now, I've recently upgraded my gpu to a 7970. Am i bottlenecking my gpu in any way? More about : bottle necking gpu Reply to chuckcrowleysteak Best solution Vulpes vulpes a b à CPUs August 15, 2013 1:08:29 AM Nope but when in doubt check the anandtech benchmark comparison of that chip with, lets say, a i5-3570k since it's the most popular on newegg. Reply to Vulpes vulpes Sn1992 a c 385 à CPUs August 15, 2013 1:44:51 AM An i7 2600k is a great chip it can even even handle 7970 crossfire with a lil o.c. Reply to Sn1992 Related resources Am I bottlenecking my GPU? - Forum Am I bottlenecking my CPU or my GPU? - Forum Am I bottlenecking my CPU and GPU? - Forum Am I going to bottleneck my CPU or ram with this GPU? - Forum Am I going to bottleneck my gpu? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer fudoka711 a b à CPUs August 15, 2013 1:52:32 AM Sn1992 said:An i7 2600k is a great chip it can even even handle 7970 crossfire with a lil o.c. Exactly. So don't worry. Your cpu won't be the bottleneck for anything that isn't a totally cpu-intensive game. Reply to fudoka711 envy14tpe a b à CPUs August 15, 2013 2:24:42 AM It's impossible to bottleneck a i7-2700 unless you had 3 GPUs then, mayb, a i7-3xxx would edge it a bit. Reply to envy14tpe chuckcrowleysteak August 15, 2013 3:06:03 AM Thx guys, I appreciate all the info. I was just worried my cpu was a little old/outdated since iv'e had it nearly 3 years. Reply to chuckcrowleysteak Sn1992 a c 385 à CPUs August 15, 2013 4:23:52 AM That cpu is great even if its old but its a great performer and is a better overclockr Reply to Sn1992 envy14tpe a b à CPUs August 15, 2013 4:36:17 AM chuckcrowleysteak said:Thx guys, I appreciate all the info. I was just worried my cpu was a little old/outdated since iv'e had it nearly 3 years. The quick answer is ...No it's not outdated and bottlenecking. You are good for years to come. Reply to envy14tpe jessterman21 a b à CPUs August 15, 2013 7:04:04 AM CPU bottlenecking depends entirely upon the game. But short answer, no - that's in the very top-tier of gaming CPUs. Reply to jessterman21 Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumSolvedWhy am i bottle-necking? ForumSolvedAm I bottle-necking? ForumSolvedAm I bottlenecking with my specs? ForumSolvedAm I bottlenecking my System ForumSolvedAm I bottlenecking? ForumSolvedGPU- related bottlenecking ForumSolvedIs this bottlenecking my GPU a lot? ForumSolvedMy CPU bottlenecking my GPU ? ForumSolvedAm I bottlenecking? ForumSolvedHow can you tell if a CPU is bottlenecking GPU ForumSolvedHow can i see if my cpu is bottlenecking my gpu? ForumSolvedBottlenecking / CPU or GPU ForumSolvedIs my CPU bottlenecking my GPU? ForumSolvedGX60 bottlenecking GPU? ForumSolvedBottlenecking GPU? Need Help! More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !