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Athlon II X4 630 and GeForce GTX 660 - General Tasks - 1920 × 1080 (FHD (1080p))

Bottleneck calculation for AMD Athlon II X4 630 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 with screen resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels for General Tasks.

Configuration

AMD Athlon II X4 630 is processor manufactured by AMD and launched in Q2 2009 . It's using AM3 socket. It has 4 cores and 4 threads with clock of 2.8 GHz . This processor is used in Desktop devices and can consume up to 95 watts of power .

AMD Athlon II X4 630 logo

Athlon II X4 630


Cores 4
Threads 4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 W
User Score 3840

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 is graphic card manufactured by NVIDIA and launched in Q3 2012 . It's using PCIe 3.0 x16 bus type. It has core clock of 980 MHz and 3072 MB (3GB) of memory . It supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.5 . This graphic card is used in Desktop devices and can consume up to 140 watts of power .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 logo

GeForce GTX 660

DirectX 11
OpenGL 4.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 140 W
User Score 18100

Calculator result

AMD Athlon II X4 630 is too weak for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 on 1920 × 1080 pixels screen resolution for General Tasks.

This configuration has 41.3% of processor bottleneck .

When playing games your graphic card won't perform on maximum possible performances (won't be utilized to the maximum), because you processor won't process and deliver data fast enough. This theoretically means that utilization of you processor will be on maximum and the potencial of graphic card will not be completely used.

Bottleneck calculation for AMD Athlon II X4 630 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 with screen resolution of 1920 × 1080 (FHD (1080p)) pixels for General Tasks)

Component utilizations

While running general tasks, processor AMD Athlon II X4 630 will be utilized 100.0% and graphic card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 will be utilized 58.7% .

Utilization of AMD Athlon II X4 630 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 in General Tasks with 1920 × 1080 (FHD (1080p)) resolution)

Processor bottleneck is worse, than graphic card bottleneck, because utilization of your processor will be on maximum and it will throttle other programs that are ran in background. Also you won't experience maximal performances that your graphic card offers.

Solutions

You can resolve this by upgrading your processor or by downgrading your graphic card. Downgrading your graphic card doesn't make much sense and in that case is better to leave current graphic card in you computer.

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