Closed Bottlenecking Question Tags: CPUs Gaming Bottleneck Build Last response: December 7, 2012 4:58 PM in CPUs Share Alyus February 20, 2012 2:22:09 PM 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. More about : bottlenecking question rolli59 a c 900 à CPUs a c 294 4 Gaming February 20, 2012 2:37:16 PM Compared to a faster/better CPU yes but nothing to worry about they will work fine together! Score 0 jaredbehrens February 20, 2012 3:00:37 PM 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 Score 0 Related resources PSU Question and bottlenecking question - Forum Question regarding bottlenecking w/GTX 770 4GB GPU - Forum match question for bottlenecking - Forum Simple 'Bottlenecking' Question - Forum I5-2320 Bottlenecking question - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Alyus February 20, 2012 3:23:07 PM Why is that I can't delete my own post? Score 0 Best solution de5_Roy a c 83 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming February 20, 2012 3:48:07 PM this article has core i3 tested with a 7970. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a... Share blackhawk1928 a b à CPUs February 20, 2012 4:17:45 PM 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. Score 0 Alyus February 27, 2012 2:02:34 AM Best answer selected by Alyus. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAthlon II x3 450 bottlenecking question Forum SolvedAnother Bottlenecking Question Forum Solved7850 Bottlenecking Question Forum SolvedRig upgrade, R9 280X question regarding PSU and bottlenecking Forum SolvedBottlenecking Question For New Build? Forum SolvedQuestion about bottlenecking: GTX 680 and AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Forum SolvedUsage, Load, Bottlenecking Question! (i5-3570k) Forum SolvedQuestion about bottlenecking Forum SolvedI have a question about bottlenecking Forum SolvedQuestion about Bottlenecking Forum SolvedQuestion About Bottlenecking Forum SolvedBottlenecking Question Forum SolvedQuestion about GPU and CPU bottlenecking Forum Question about bottlenecking Forum SolvedLooking for help/advice on upgrading graphics card. Questions about compatibility, bottlenecking, and physical size. Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !