Solved What is bottleneck? Tags: Bottleneck Processors Components Last response: February 17, 2012 8:14 PM in Components Share dgbkiller January 12, 2012 7:30:19 PM What is this BOTTLENECK? I have a Intel Pentium 4 3GHz processor. i plan to buy a high end graphics card about $100. Will my processor cause any problems? can i safely buy any card? can my pc run smoothly with Nvidia GTX or ATI RADEON HD series? More about : bottleneck Best solution a4mula January 12, 2012 7:33:57 PM I depends on the game and your resolution. In games/resolutions in which the gpu is more utilized then probably not. In certain games (Skyrim, WoW to name a few) the game is very cpu intensive. In those cases yeah, it's going to struggle. Share Brett928S2 January 12, 2012 11:28:49 PM Hi To start with $100 will get you a LOW end graphics card...$700 would get you a high end card.... If you add a $100 card with that CPU you wont have a bottleneck...if you add a $700 card you would... All the best Brett m 0 l Related resources Bottleneck and what does it mean - Forum What sort of bottleneck am i looking at with this CPU and GPU pairing? - Forum What is my bottleneck? - Forum What's my biggest bottleneck? - Forum What is the Bottleneck in my system? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer gamerk316 January 13, 2012 3:26:04 AM ...Its a Pentium 4. Any GPU will be hopelessly bottlenecked. m 0 l soccerdocks January 13, 2012 3:30:27 AM Here's a good video that explains what a bottleneck is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGdo75gasaQ m 0 l dgbkiller February 17, 2012 8:14:11 PM Best answer selected by dgbkiller. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwhat is my bottleneck? Forum SolvedWhat is the cheapest CPU that won't bottleneck my r9 280x? Forum SolvedHow Much Power is Enough to Run a 780ti? (Also, what CPU won't be a bottleneck) Forum SolvedWhat is my bottleneck at the moment? Forum SolvedWhat is my Bottleneck is there a program that finds it Forum SolvedAMD Bottleneck my 780ti or what ? Forum SolvedWhat Video Card should i upgrade to and will i have bottleneck issues? Forum SolvedWhat is my bottleneck? Forum Solvedwhat is my bottleneck with my setup? Forum SolvedWhat is making my computer sub-par? What is my Bottleneck? Forum SolvedWould an i3 4130 bottleneck a GTX 760? what about a GTX 770? Forum SolvedCPU bottleneck? if so what should i do? Forum SolvedWhat CPU to avoid bottleneck for 280X? Forum SolvedWhat is a high performance graphics card that won't bottleneck an i3 2100? Forum SolvedWhat is my bottleneck? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !