Will either nVidia 9600 GT bottle neck with i3-2100 or i5 2500k? Tags: CPUs Core Products Intel Intel i5 Nvidia Product Last response: December 25, 2012 7:47 AM in CPUs Share storm slider December 23, 2012 2:55:59 AM Just wondering. Links to products: Intel Core i3-2100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Intel Core i5 2500k: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nVidia 9600 GT: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... More about : nvidia 9600 bottle neck 2100 2500k knightdog56 a b à CPUs December 23, 2012 3:25:40 PM Upgrade the video card to a GTX550Ti or a HD7770. iceclock a b à CPUs December 23, 2012 3:32:43 PM no it will not, and if u can afford to get the 2500k def a better processor than the i3 2100, also if ur gonna upgrade u can get a decent card such as the 7700 for 103$ whats ur overall budget? Related resources Upgrading 9600GT , £200 ish budget - Forum Will an AMD II 550 BE bottle neck a 570 gtx? - Forum I5 2500K upgrade to i7 3820? - Forum Nvidia 9600GT vs Nforce 210 1 gb vid card - Forum Pentium G860 build? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jaguarskx a c 319 à CPUs a b å Intel a b Î Nvidia December 24, 2012 2:46:44 AM I have a nVidia 9600GT paired up with my C2D E6600 CPU in my HTPC. It was a pretty good card when it was new. I think I paid $170 for it 'cause it has an over-sized passive heatsink. Anywaste, you do not need to worry about 4 year old mainstream (Mid range) performance graphics card being bottlenecked by a 1 year old CPU. iceclock a b à CPUs December 24, 2012 3:54:28 AM +1 to jags statement knightdog56 a b à CPUs December 25, 2012 7:47:51 AM I must have misunderstood the question about a Nvidia 9600GT slowing down an Intel core i3 2100 or an Intel core i5 2500k ! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumI3-2100 vs FX-4100 vs A8-3870K budget office build? ForumWhat is the real use of i72600k.i5 2500k and i3 2100 ForumUpgrade from e2160 775 to i5 2500k or i3 2100 ForumUpgrading 9600GT , $275ish budget, best bang for buck ForumUpgrading 9600GT , around $200 budget ForumJust got a 9600GT .. need help Forum9600 GT is severly being bottlenecked. ForumLooking to upgrade GPU on older PC ForumPSU Help ForumInternet will not connect automatically Forum[Solved] What UPS will do the job? ForumIs this Clatronic DVD 636 HC work with my computer? Forum2500k stock speed, stock fans. CPU is overheating ForumWill this Heatsink fit HELP! ForumWill i need a good speaker for a sound card? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !