Will a Core i5 650 @ 3.20 ghz bottleneck a MSI Radeon HD 7870 OC

I was wondering if a Intel Core i5-650 would bottleneck a MSI Radeon HD 7870 OC. People have told me that the i5-650 could really run anything at my resolution, but I don't know about CPU because its only a dual core. But i found a video on YouTube about the cores you need for gaming: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4PDoy-mi0A

But then again he is running a newer processor and I don't know if that's going to make much of a difference, and i was hoping some of you guys in this forum could tell me.

Intel Core i5 650 @ 3.20 Ghz

P7H55 PRO Motherboard

8GB of ram @ 1333mhz

1TB Seagate barracuda 7200RPM

Cooler Master i500 (80 plus bronze, with two 6 pin)
500W power supply

1280x1024 monitor

And if i did get a new 1440x900 or 1980x1080 monitor, would i then get some bottlenecking?

Thanks in advance
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  1. The bottleneck would be less severe at a higher res like 1080p since more load is placed on the GPU and less load on the CPU

    That i5 is fairly outdated, but it's still a fairly decent CPU on par with some Sandy and Ivy bridge i3s

    It will hold you back in CPU intensive games such as Planetside 2 and Metro, but should be fine for the rest
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