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 596 à CPUs a b 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! 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 Related resources Cpu and graphics bottlenecking question - Forum Question About Bottlenecking - Forum Bottlenecking question - Forum Question about Bottlenecking - Forum Question About Bottlenecking - 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? Best solution de5_Roy a b 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... 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. Alyus February 27, 2012 2:02:34 AM Best answer selected by Alyus. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBottlenecking Question - GeForce GTX 460 1Gb ForumBottlenecking question ForumI7 920 bottlenecking question ForumI5 3570K Bottlenecking Crysis 3? ForumIs my CPU bottlenecking ? ForumIs my FX-8120 bottlenecking my Radeon HD 7950? ForumAMD FX Bottlenecking ForumAm I bottlenecking ? ForumBottlenecking issues ForumQuestion about bottlenecking ForumQuestion about bottlenecking Forum3 i5 2500 questions (OC, turbo boost, and bottlenecking ) ForumPSU Help ForumCorsair TX650 V2 vs. HX650 question. Forum650$ PC and a cpu Question More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !