Bottleneck Calculator

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Radeon HD 6950

Component utilizations

While running general tasks, processor AMD A6-6420K will be utilized 77.4% and graphic card AMD Radeon HD 6950 will be utilized 100.0% .

Graphic card bottleneck is better, than processor bottleneck, because utilization of your graphic card will be on maximum and you will experience maximal performances that your graphic card offers. Also your processor can handle some other programs in background because it won't be maximally utilized.

Calculator result

AMD Radeon HD 6950 is too weak for AMD A6-6420K on 1920 × 1080 pixels screen resolution for General Tasks.

This configuration has 22.6% of graphic card bottleneck .

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


You can resolve this by upgrading your graphic card or by downgrading your processor. Downgrading your processor doesn't make much sense and in that case is better to leave current processor in you computer, because you can run more background task that won't interupt your gaming experience.

Reducing the bottleneck by changing the screen resolution

If you are experiencing processor bottleneck, increasing your resolution will have a high impact on your graphic card and it's utilization will increase. Also when you are experiencing graphic card bottleneck, lowering your resolution will allow your graphic card to process more data and achieve higher frames per second. More frames per second will put higher impact on your processor because it needs to prepare more data for your graphic card. You can reduce this bottleneck by changing your screen resolution to one of these resolutions.

Screen resolution Ratio Result
640 × 480 (nHD) 4:3 7.7%
800 × 600 (SVGA) 4:3 8.9%
1024 × 768 (XGA) 4:3 11.1%
1280 × 800 (WXGA) 8:5 12.9%
1280 × 720 (HD (720p)) 16:9 12.1%
1280 × 1024 (SXGA) 5:4 15.3%
Screen resolution Ratio Result
1360 × 768 (HD) 85:48 13.1%
1366 × 768 (HD) 683:384 13.1%
1440 × 900 (WXGA+) 8:5 15.2%
1600 × 900 (HD+ (900p)) 16:9 16.5%
1680 × 1050 (WSXGA+) 8:5 19.5%


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General Tasks

General Tasks

Processor Intense Tasks

Processor Intense Tasks

Graphic Card Intense Tasks

Graphic Card Intense Tasks

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