Will my i5 2500k bottleneck this? Tags: Homebuilt Bottleneck Intel i5 Systems Last response: June 8, 2011 2:50 PM in Systems Share rohangupta June 7, 2011 12:06:13 PM Hi, Just wanted to ask whether my 2500k would bottleneck 2x6950's 1gb in cfx .. I'm planning to build a gaming rig and would like to add another 6950 1gb somewhere down the line. I know it would bottleneck then so my main question is : "how much overclock do I need so that pc does not bottleneck then" I think it should be around 4.5ghz approx. THANKS IN ADVANCE More about : 2500k bottleneck | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove ataryens June 7, 2011 12:17:29 PM Correct me if Im wrong but I think It would depend on what game/program you are running. | Report abuse mgf derp Homebuilt system Expert June 7, 2011 2:18:20 PM Correct some games perfer just a ton of graphics card power and some use both gpu and cpu power. As for the 2500k bottle necking I doubt it will especially overclocked. | Report abuse rohangupta June 8, 2011 8:55:13 AM yeah I know that.. my main question was the extent to which I will have to OC a 2500k to prevent any sort of bottlenecking. this is for games like BF3 and crysis 2 and other upcomings.. i think it shud be abt 4.5ghz but still..if u can give sum helpful advice.. and yes.. can u ppl teel how gud an OC'er the 8p67(plain one) is..I know its not limited to mobo but still it shud be gud @mgf:nice quote man!! | Report abuse mgf derp Homebuilt system Expert June 8, 2011 2:50:34 PM http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_... http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6950-crossfirex... of these reviews were tested with i7's at 3.8Ghz (one is a i7 920 the other a 965) and they have to limitations due to cpu so your 2500k especially at 4.5Ghz (assuming its stable) should be A ok. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Will my i5 2500k bottleneck this?> Related ressources: ForumGtx 680 SLI, will i5 2500k bottleneck ? ForumI5 2500k with gtx 680 will it bottleneck ? ForumWill i5 2500k be a bottleneck for gtx 680. ForumWill i5 2500k be a bottleneck for gtx 680. ForumEVGA GTS 450 on i5 2500k with no bottleneck and laggs? ForumI5 2500k bottleneck ? ForumI5 2500k bottleneck ? ForumI5 2500k bottleneck ? ForumBeyond what clock rate would an i5 2500k 's cache start to bottleneck ? ForumWill a i5 2500k bottleneck 3 gtx 560 Tis ? ForumWill gtx 660/670 bottleneck i5 2500k ? ForumWill i5 2500k bottleneck a GTX680? ForumWould getting an i5 2500k and a PCI 3.0 Gcard bottleneck performance? ForumAm i bottlenecking a i5 2500k ForumHTPC Mobo+CPU ~$150 ForumSo i got given this.. Forum[Solved] New SFF Build with Silverstone SG07 , Intel i5 2500k Forum[Solved] Is this build ok? ForumI5 2500k BF3 build ForumHows this? (First time build) More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !