Solved Theoretical Question about GPU bottlenecks Tags: GPUs Bottleneck CPUs Dual Core Graphics Last response: December 23, 2013 3:56 AM in Graphics & Displays Share Dwardu December 23, 2013 3:52:13 AM Hypothetical situation... Lets say, I had a PC with an Intel Celeron Dual Core and a GTX 660 I am capped in <some game> at 30 fps because CPU is slow and cant utilize my 660 entirely Instead of upgrading my CPU as I should, I upgrade my video card What happens? Will my game perform better, worse or exactly the same? Please do not tell me "This is stupid." because I am fully aware of this. I'm just curious, in theory, what would happen. More about : theoretical question gpu bottlenecks Reply to Dwardu Best solution Willdobbo December 23, 2013 3:53:51 AM It will perform the same as it will still be getting bottlenecked by your cpu. Reply to Willdobbo Novuake a c 180 à CPUs December 23, 2013 3:56:36 AM Its not quite that simple since every game will change this. But in short Willdobbo is correct. Reply to Novuake Ask the community Post an answer Related resources : ForumSolvedQuestions about my my theoretical gaming rig ForumTheoretical question about streaming HD content to my TV... ForumQuick theoretical question about airflow ForumSolvedQuestion about bottlenecks ForumSolvedQuestion about GPU and CPU bottlenecking ForumSolvedWhat GPU should I get for a theoretical PSU? ForumQuestions about video card replacement and cpu bottlenecks ForumNeed Help Finding Any Bottlenecks. GPU Question Too? ForumSolvedA question about GPU cooling ForumSolvedThe most important question about GPU's. ForumQuestion about bottlenecks ForumSolvedQuestion about water cooling system and GPU cooler alternative ForumSolvedQuestion about CPU + GPU in games ForumSolvedQuestion about the 780 ti Superclocked GPU ForumSolvedquestion about gpu ForumDoes anyone have experience gaming with this CPU/GPU/RAM combo? plz give only real experience not theoretical or benchmarks. ForumSolvedQuick question about connecting my GPU. ForumSolvedquestion about GPU compability ForumSolvedQuestion about eyefinity setup with specific monitors and gpu? ForumSolvedQuestion about upgrading CPU or GPU 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 !