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 firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove dotmop June 20, 2012 12:36:44 PM It shouldn't bottleneck it at all. | Report abuse 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? | Report abuse Chainzsaw CPUs Expert 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. | Report abuse RocknTr0ll June 20, 2012 2:40:02 PM Thanks everyone | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Does i5-3550 bottleneck HD7970?> Related ressources: Forum1055t vs i53750kvs i7 2600k ForumHD7970 not working well ForumWill amd fx 6300 bottleneck geforce gtx 660(non ti)? ForumHD7970 problems ForumWill this bottleneck ? ForumFirst Time Budget Gaming Build Compatibility Check ForumWill this Bottleneck the 670? ForumStuttering and low FPS down to bottleneck ?? ForumAm I bottlenecking my system? ForumI5 3570k vs FX 8350 (Overall) ForumIntel i5 3570k vs FX 8350 Gaming ForumWill i be bottlenecking ForumWhats bottlenecking my pc ForumGraphics card for an eMachines ForumAm I bottlenecked if I upgrade? Forum1090T bottlenecking a 7970? ForumStudent build ForumIntel i5 3450 vs 3550 vs 3570k ForumIs My PC Good Enough For A GTX 690? ForumFX-6200 vs FX-6300? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !