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 | Report abuse Register or log in to remove ASHISH65 Graphics card Master January 27, 2013 3:12:08 AM No it will not bottleneck.There can be litle bottleneck in cpu intensive games. | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse Related ressources 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 Ask the community Publish 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. | Report abuse Azn Cracker Graphics card Expert January 27, 2013 3:57:10 AM Yea you will experience some bottlneck, but nothing significant unless you play cpu intensive games. | Report abuse 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? | Report abuse Best solution amuffin Graphics card Master 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. | Report abuse bookwormzsh January 27, 2013 5:15:26 AM Best answer selected by bookwormzsh. | Report abuse bookwormzsh January 27, 2013 5:15:47 AM Thanks!! | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Will this be bottlenecked?> Related ressources: ForumAM I being Bottlenecked ? ForumHow to tell what is bottlenecked ? ForumWill i5 3550 be bottlenecked with 2 7970 ? ForumCPU VS Bottlenecked GPU (What Should I Buy?) ForumWill i be bottlenecked ?! ForumWill a GTX 660 ti improve my performance or will it be bottle-necked ? ForumHD 6870 Being Bottlenecked ? ForumWill a GTX 670 be bottlenecked by my FXfirstname.lastname@example.orgGhz ForumBottlenecked ? ForumPoor system performance; bottlenecked ?? ForumPC bottlenecked by graphic card ForumOk, am I bottlenecked ? Battlefield 3 ForumIs the radeon 7950 in xfire too bottlenecked for i5 3570k? ForumWould a GTX 660 Ti be bottlenecked by this system? ForumUpgrading 6870, what card wont be bottle-necked by my cpu? 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 !