Closed Will this be bottlenecked? Tags: Graphics Cards Dell Inspiron Intel i5 Graphics Last response: January 27, 2013 8:04 AM in Graphics & Displays Share bookwormzsh January 27, 2013 3:09:54 AM I am helping a friend upgrading a pre-built Dell Inspiron with an i5-650. He wants to upgrade the GPU which in turn will make a PSU upgrade necessary. Will it bottleneck an EVGA GTX 660 FTW Sig2? More about : bottlenecked ASHISH65 a c 178 U Graphics card January 27, 2013 3:12:08 AM No it will not bottleneck.There can be litle bottleneck in cpu intensive games. MatildaPersson January 27, 2013 3:14:30 AM That will be significantly bottlnecked in most modern games. Although games rely much more on GPU than CPU, that CPU will hold you back. Related resources HD 7950 bottlenecked by i5-3450 - Forum Does this seem bottlenecked ? - Forum Is my GPU being bottlenecked ? - Forum How Badly Am I Being Bottlenecked ? - Forum Am I being bottlenecked - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer justinxtreme January 27, 2013 3:46:26 AM That CPU may bottleneck the video card in CPU intensive games but nothing so much to worry about when it comes to the GPU intensive side. Games like GTA IV and Battlefield 3 like running on three or more cores but the Lynnfield-based i5 650 is no slouch so it should perform just fine. bookwormzsh January 27, 2013 3:51:53 AM The computer with its current graphics card seems to handle The War Z fine but at Low settings, so I am not sure on whether it is the GPU or CPU. The i5 is a dual core. Azn Cracker a b U Graphics card January 27, 2013 3:57:10 AM Yea you will experience some bottlneck, but nothing significant unless you play cpu intensive games. bookwormzsh January 27, 2013 4:27:20 AM He is wanting to play ArmA 2 and The War Z at Ultra. How bad will it be? Best solution amuffin a c 109 U Graphics card January 27, 2013 4:28:14 AM Share You'll be fine, the i5-650 is a fairly capable CPU. People worry too much about bottlenecking. bookwormzsh January 27, 2013 5:15:26 AM Best answer selected by bookwormzsh. bookwormzsh January 27, 2013 5:15:47 AM Thanks!! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources AM I being Bottlenecked ? Forum How to tell what is bottlenecked ? Forum Will i5 3550 be bottlenecked with 2 7970 ? Forum CPU VS Bottlenecked GPU (What Should I Buy?) Forum Will i be bottlenecked ?! Forum Will a GTX 660 ti improve my performance or will it be bottle-necked ? Forum HD 6870 Being Bottlenecked ? Forum Will a GTX 670 be bottlenecked by my FXfirstname.lastname@example.orgGhz Forum Bottlenecked ? Forum Poor system performance; bottlenecked ?? Forum PC bottlenecked by graphic card Forum Ok, am I bottlenecked ? Battlefield 3 Forum Is the radeon 7950 in xfire too bottlenecked for i5 3570k? Forum Would a GTX 660 Ti be bottlenecked by this system? Forum Upgrading 6870, what card wont be bottle-necked by my cpu? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !