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For my first (gaming) build, I chose the the i3 2120 because I am waiting for Ivy Bridge. I am also considering about purchasing the HD 7970. Will the processor bottleneck the GPU? Thanks for replies.
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  1. Compared to a faster/better CPU yes but nothing to worry about they will work fine together!
  2. Gaming in Battlefield 3 should be great (due to its gpu intensive nature) whilst gaming in titles like Starcraft II, Mafia II or GTA4 will be affected (negatively) by the mere two cores of the i3 2120.
    Just my 2 cents
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  5. Alyus said:
    For my first (gaming) build, I chose the the i3 2120 because I am waiting for Ivy Bridge. I am also considering about purchasing the HD 7970. Will the processor bottleneck the GPU? Thanks for replies.


    Yes...one thing will always bottleneck another. Eventually if you keep adding load, either your GPU or CPU will reach is limits. Theoretically, there is ALWAYS a bottleneck in any computer.

    Depending on your expectations and software, your chances of seeing this bottleneck may vary.
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