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 Swagata January 7, 2013 7:03:12 AM I'm talking about two 7970 crossfired. Is it still fine ? Related resources Does i5- 3550 bottleneck HD 7970 ? - Forum I5 3550 k for MMO gaming? - Forum I5 3550 , which mobo should i get - Forum Amd FX-6300 vs Intel i5 3550 - Forum Intel i5 3450 vs 3550 vs 3570k - 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 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. 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. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWould this 7970 be bottlenecked by my system? ForumFX-6300 + HD7850 || i5 3470 + HD7770- ForumI5 2500k pcie 2 .0 1x16x lane - CF 7970 's and bottlenecking ForumGTX670 vs HD Radeon 7970 ForumWhat GFX card should I get for my Core i5- 3550 computer ForumPhenom ii x4 965/gtx 480 vs Intel i5 2500k/gtx 560 ForumIs the radeon 7950 in xfire too bottlenecked for i5 3570k? ForumI5 3570K enough for dual 7970 's? Forum3570 k or 3550 or 3450 or 2500k or 2500 ForumI5 3550 or i5 2500 ForumAmd bulldozer vs i5 2500k ForumI5 2500K upgrade to i7 3820? ForumI5 2400 ForumIntel Pentium E2180 help Forum[Solved] Will NCIX honor my price match? (3570k) More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !