Will i5 3550 be bottlenecked with 2 7970 ? Tags: CPUs Monitors Intel i5 Last response: January 7, 2013 10:21 AM in CPUs Share Swagata January 7, 2013 6:49:11 AM Will i5 3550 be bottlenecked with 2 7970 on a Asrock Z77 Extreme 6 board ? I'll have 8gb Corsair vengeance and plan to play games on a 3 monitor setup. Is the CPU weak for the 3 monitor setup ? More about : 3550 bottlenecked 7970 Abdelrhman Fayyad January 7, 2013 7:00:21 AM of course not the 7970 is one of the fastest graphics cards in the market and the i5 is one of the best processors for the games m 0 l Swagata January 7, 2013 7:03:12 AM I'm talking about two 7970 crossfired. Is it still fine ? m 0 l Related resources Would my i5 3550 bottleneck my 2x 670s in sli? - Forum I5 3550 bottlenecks a 780 ti? - Forum Will an i5 3550 Bottleneck Next-Gen GPU's? - Forum Will an i5 3550 Bottleneck a GTX 770? - Forum I5 3550 will bottleneck a Gtx 680? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer darth pravus a b à CPUs January 7, 2013 7:08:59 AM I think you mean will the i5 bottleneck the 7970's? Generally no and if it does then just overclock m 0 l unksol a b à CPUs a b C Monitor January 7, 2013 7:17:31 AM I would highly suggest getting the 3570K for the extra $10 with that setup so you have overclocking room to play with if needed down the road. But with a 3 monitor setup you shouldn't see a CPU bottleneck. if you did though your only choice would be to overclock, hence the K CPU. There's not really a better CPU for gaming. m 0 l wanderer11 a b à CPUs a b C Monitor January 7, 2013 9:02:27 AM Just an FYI Microcenter has the 3570k for $169.99 now and I believ their $50 off a Z77 mobo is still going on. If there is one close by you can't beat that deal. To answer your question though no, the 3550 is powerful enough for 7970cf. m 0 l Scott_D_Bowen a b à CPUs January 7, 2013 10:21:35 AM On a 3 monitor set-up the GPUs will still be the bottleneck 92% of the time. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI5 2500k pcie2.0 1x16x lane - CF 7970's and bottlenecking Forum Does i5-3550 bottleneck HD7970? Forum SolvedWill my Intel i5-3550 bottleneck with a Gtx 670 2 GB? Forum Battlefield 3 Multi Player - i5 & 2 x 7970 CrossFire - CPU Bottleneck, Low GPU Usage on MP? Would an i7 help Much? Benchmarks? Forum 2*Xeon E5440 2.83 Ghz vs i5 3550 3.3 Ghz Forum SolvedWill a GTX 650 / 650 Ti 2GB get bottlenecked by this i5 based system or will I get the 1 GB version Forum SolvedDo I need a new CPU cooler to OC i5 3550? Forum Solvedi5 3550 for GTX 780 Forum Solvedwhich processor should i go with AMD FX 8350 or Intel Core i5 3550 Forum SolvedWill i5 4570 & fx 8320 bottleneck 7970 Forum SolvedI5 3550 + gtx r9 270x Forum SolvedBest GPU for i5 3550? Forum SolvedWould this PSU handle 2x 7970's and i5 4670k OC'ed to 4.5ghz Forum SolvedIntel Core i5 3550 Boxed 3.3GHz 3rd Generation or AMD FX-6300 Forum Solvedp8z77-v-lx and i5 3550. Noob here. Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !