CPU holding back graphics card?

I'm working on my first build (gaming) and I am wondering weather the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor cpu will hold back the SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition OC 2GB GDDR5. Thanks in advance and HAAPY HOLIDAYS!!


It is possible that it could be a bottleneck in some situations, though that is a pretty decent CPU, I personally would not worry about it too much, unless you want every last drop of power.

As far as I can tell, in games, most of the processing is done on the GPU, so basically all the CPU is doing is moving the data around anyways. I say overclock the CPU and see what you can get! :D