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 Share 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 What is the bottleneck in my system? Forum What is my system bottleneck ? Forum What would be the greater bottleneck ? Forum Will my CPU bottleneck my GPU and what graphics card to upgrade to. Forum What 's the bottleneck in this PC? Forum What 's the bottleneck in this PC? Forum What 's the bottleneck in this PC? Forum What would be the best GPU that does not bottleneck 3870k? Forum What is the cheapest CPU that won't bottleneck the GTX 660Ti OC Forum What is bottleneck ? Forum Will a Q6600 bottleneck a GTX 660 ti? What about OC'd? Forum What is my bottleneck ? Forum What clock CPU to avoid Tri-SLI bottleneck ? Forum What is my bottleneck ? Looking to upgrade my PC. Forum What will bottleneck an OCed 955? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !