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 $700 card you would... All the best Brett m 0 l Related resources Bottleneck and what does it mean - Forum What sort of bottleneck am i looking at with this CPU and GPU pairing? - Forum What is my bottleneck? - Forum What's my biggest bottleneck? - Forum What is the Bottleneck in my system? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer gamerk316 January 13, 2012 3:26:04 AM ...Its a Pentium 4. Any GPU will be hopelessly bottlenecked. m 0 l soccerdocks January 13, 2012 3:30:27 AM Here's a good video that explains what a bottleneck is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGdo75gasaQ m 0 l dgbkiller February 17, 2012 8:14:11 PM Best answer selected by dgbkiller. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwhat is my bottleneck? Forum SolvedWhat is the cheapest CPU that won't bottleneck my r9 280x? Forum SolvedHow Much Power is Enough to Run a 780ti? (Also, what CPU won't be a bottleneck) Forum SolvedWhat is my bottleneck at the moment? Forum SolvedWhat Video Card should i upgrade to and will i have bottleneck issues? Forum SolvedWhat is my bottleneck? Forum Solvedwhat is my bottleneck with my setup? Forum SolvedWhat is making my computer sub-par? What is my Bottleneck? Forum SolvedWould an i3 4130 bottleneck a GTX 760? what about a GTX 770? Forum SolvedWhat CPU to avoid bottleneck for 280X? Forum SolvedWhat is a high performance graphics card that won't bottleneck an i3 2100? Forum SolvedWhat is my bottleneck? Forum SolvedWhat's my bottleneck Forum SolvedWhat is the best solution before bottleneck Forum Solved900$ (chf) gamer pc -> what's the bottleneck? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !