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. 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 Related resources What 's my bottleneck ? - Forum What could cause bottleneck in PlanetSide2? - Forum I don't get this... bottleneck or what ? - Forum What is bottleneck ? - Forum What 's my bottleneck ? - 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. 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 dgbkiller February 17, 2012 8:14:11 PM Best answer selected by dgbkiller. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat is the bottleneck in my system? ForumWhat is my system bottleneck ? ForumWhat would be the greater bottleneck ? ForumWill my CPU bottleneck my GPU and what graphics card to upgrade to. ForumWhat 's the bottleneck in this PC? ForumWhat 's the bottleneck in this PC? ForumWhat 's the bottleneck in this PC? ForumWhat would be the best GPU that does not bottleneck 3870k? ForumWhat is the cheapest CPU that won't bottleneck the GTX 660Ti OC ForumWhat is bottleneck ? ForumWill a Q6600 bottleneck a GTX 660 ti? What about OC'd? ForumWhat is my bottleneck ? ForumWhat clock CPU to avoid Tri-SLI bottleneck ? ForumWhat is my bottleneck ? Looking to upgrade my PC. ForumWhat will bottleneck an OCed 955? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !