How much would it take to bottleneck an i5 2300?

dragonfire321123

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I want to get a graphics card after Kepler and Tahiti come out but I have a nagging worry in the back of my mind that if I get a higher end card like a 680 or 7980 (or whatever) that my CPU will get bottle-necked. How much GPU power does it take to bottleneck an i5 2300?
 

AbdullahG

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The cards have not yet released, so we do not know what bottleneck will be present. Based on the current high-end cards (technically it's 7970, not 7980), there should not be a major, if not any, bottleneck. Even with a GTX 580 or HD 6970, you'll be fine.