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 182 U Graphics card January 27, 2013 3:12:08 AM No it will not bottleneck.There can be litle bottleneck in cpu intensive games. Score 0 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. Score 0 Related resources Will this ULTRA BUDGET BUILD have the 2 970's bottlenecked? - Forum Is my GPU bottlenecked or is Borderlands 2 not very compatible with AMD system? - Forum Is my GPU being bottlenecked? - Forum would i be bottlenecked with this processor - Forum Will my GPU get 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. Score 0 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. Score 0 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. Score 0 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? Score 0 Best solution amuffin a c 109 U Graphics card January 27, 2013 4:28:14 AM You'll be fine, the i5-650 is a fairly capable CPU. People worry too much about bottlenecking. Share bookwormzsh January 27, 2013 5:15:26 AM Best answer selected by bookwormzsh. Score 0 bookwormzsh January 27, 2013 5:15:47 AM Thanks!! Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs my CPU being bottlenecked by my HD 7850 2GB OC? Forum SolvedWill a GTX770 2Gb being bottlenecked if I keep using my Intel processor with Sandy Bridge? Forum SolvedAm I getting Bottlenecked...? Forum SolvedWill It get bottlenecked? Forum SolvedAre My Gpus Bottlenecked ? Forum SolvedBest GPUs that won't get bottlenecked by a A-10 7700k? Forum Solvedamd a6-5400k bottlenecked (r9-280x) help!! Forum SolvedIs my GPU being bottlenecked? Forum Solvedis this a good mix and will it be bottlenecked?? Forum SolvedWill an EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked be bottlenecked by an i5? Forum Solvedwill this gpu get bottlenecked Forum Solvedwill this gpu get bottlenecked Forum Solvedwill this gpu get bottlenecked Forum SolvedSapphire Tri-X 290 bottlenecked by i5-4590? Forum Solvedwill i be bottlenecked? 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 !