Does i5-3550 bottleneck HD7970? Tags: CPUs Bottleneck Intel i5 Last response: June 20, 2012 2:40 PM in CPUs Share RocknTr0ll June 20, 2012 11:09:02 AM Hi everybody, I'm getting myself the HD7970 soon, which is a pretty High-End Device I'm currently on an Asus Z77 Motherboard, 8GB of RAM and I'm using an Intel i5-3550 QuadCore @3.3GHz I usually play Games like Battlefield 3, Skyrim, GTA4,... Now my question is: Will my email@example.comGHz bottleneck my new HD7970? And if yes, how much and would I even notice it? Looking forward to your answers RocknTr0ll More about : 3550 bottleneck hd7970 dotmop June 20, 2012 12:36:44 PM It shouldn't bottleneck it at all. RocknTr0ll June 20, 2012 12:39:22 PM dotmop said:It shouldn't bottleneck it at all. So I'll be able to achieve results like you would achieve them with an 4x4.5GHz (or something like that). I mean in general, who gives a f*ck about 5 fps? Related resources Will my Intel i5-3550 bottleneck with a Gtx 670 2 GB? - Forum Will a i5-3550 bottleneck a GTX660TI? - Forum Will my OCed 955BE Bottleneck an HD7970 ? - Forum Does this config bottleneck Battlefield 4 ? - Forum Would an AMD FX 6200 be able to run alongside a HD7970 without bottlenecking? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Chainzsaw a b à CPUs June 20, 2012 2:00:08 PM You wouldn't notice a "bottleneck" at all with those 2 paired together. Only if you started using canned benchmarks you might be able to tell the difference. RocknTr0ll June 20, 2012 2:40:02 PM Thanks everyone Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved[Car Audio] Does this car audio setup work? Is there any bottleneck going on? Forum Solveddoes the r9 290 bottleneck the amd fx8350 Forum SolvedDoes my CPU bottleneck my GPU? Forum Phenom II X4 955 + HD7970 - bottlenecking? Forum SolvedDoes an FX-6300 bottleneck a gtx 760? Forum Solved(How badly) does this bottleneck? Forum Solveddoes my i5 3470 bottleneck my R9 290X Forum SolvedDoes my CPU bottleneck my GPU? Forum SolvedDoes my cpu bottleneck my vga? Forum SolvedDoes my computer bottleneck or is it just plain broken? Forum SolvedDoes the FX-8320 bottleneck the GTX 780?? Forum SolvedDoes my AMD FX 8150 CPU Bottleneck GPU HD 7990? Forum Solveddoes 955BE bottleneck GTX 660 ? Forum Solveddoes i3 4130 bottleneck r9 270x Forum Solveddoes my cpu bottleneck my gpu? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !