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. m 0 l iceclock a c 135 à CPUs a b å Intel a b Î Nvidia 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? m 0 l Related resources 9500GT Bottle necking a core i5 - Forum 9600GT bottle necked by E5200 or not? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jaguarskx a c 478 à CPUs a c 117 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. m 0 l iceclock a c 135 à CPUs a b å Intel a b Î Nvidia December 24, 2012 3:54:28 AM +1 to jags statement m 0 l 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 ! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !