Bottleneck calculator


Intel Core i3-2100 Image
CPU Score: 2207
    • Used in: Desktop PCs
    • Cores: 2
    • Threads: 4
    • Socket: LGA1155
    • Clock: 3.1 GHz
    • TDP: 65 W
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Image
GPU Score: 12862
    • Used in: Desktop PCs
    • Memory Size: 3072 MB
    • Core Clock Frequency: 607 MHz

Average bottleneck percentage: 38.8%

*This result is based on average CPU and GPU usage from different programs and games. It changes based on operating system, background processes activity and targeted applications. This result is not universal and changes based on differences in hardware and software enviroments. Please do not use this calculator primary as decision maker than as helping tool to understand performance correlations between different components.

Your processor is too weak for this graphic card on 1080p resolution

Intel Core i3-2100 (Clock speed at 100%) with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 (Clock speed at 100%) x1 will produce 38.8% of bottleneck on 1080p resolution. Everything over 10% is considered as bottleneck.


We recommend you to replace Intel Core i3-2100 with AMD A8-9600

Intel Core i3-2100 Image
CPU Score: 2207
    • Used in: Desktop PCs
    • Cores: 2
    • Threads: 4
    • Socket: LGA1155
    • Clock: 3.1 GHz
    • TDP: 65 W
AMD A8-9600 Image
CPU Score: 4156
AMD A8-9600 (100%)
    • Used in: Desktop PCs
    • Cores: 4
    • Threads: 4
    • Socket: AM4
    • Clock: 3.1 GHz
    • Turboclock: 3.4 GHz
    • TDP: 65 W

Solutions to upgrade your Intel Core i3-2100

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AMD A8-9600 Image
AMD A8-9600
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: AM4
  • Clock: 3.1 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.4 GHz
  • TDP: 65 W
Bottleneck: < 0.01%
2.
Intel Core i5-2400 Image
Intel Core i5-2400
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: LGA1155
  • Clock: 3.1 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.4 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 3.05%
3.
AMD A8-7600 APU Image
AMD A8-7600 APU
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2+
  • Clock: 3.1 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.8 GHz
  • TDP: 65 W
Bottleneck: 0.32%
4.
Intel Core i3-4130 Image
Intel Core i3-4130
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 2
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: LGA1150
  • Clock: 3.4 GHz
  • TDP: 54 W
Bottleneck: 0.03%
5.
Intel Core i3-4170 Image
Intel Core i3-4170
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 2
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: LGA1150
  • Clock: 3.7 GHz
  • TDP: 54 W
Bottleneck: 0.81%
6.
Intel Core i3-4160 Image
Intel Core i3-4160
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 2
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FCLGA1150
  • Clock: 3.6 GHz
  • TDP: 54 W
Bottleneck: 0.21%
7.
AMD A10-9700 Image
AMD A10-9700
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: AM4
  • Clock: 3.5 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.8 GHz
  • TDP: 65 W
Bottleneck: 0.13%
8.
AMD A8-7650K Image
AMD A8-7650K
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2+
  • Clock: 3.3 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.7 GHz
  • TDP: 65 W
Bottleneck: 3.49%
9.
Intel Core i3-4150 Image
Intel Core i3-4150
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 2
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FCLGA1150
  • Clock: 3.5 GHz
  • TDP: 54 W
Bottleneck: < 0.01%
10.
AMD FX-6100 Six-Core Image
AMD FX-6100 Six-Core
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 6
  • Threads: 6
  • Socket: AM3+
  • Clock: 3.3 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.9 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 1.32%
11.
Intel Pentium G4400 Image
Intel Pentium G4400
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 2
  • Threads: 2
  • Socket: FCLGA1151
  • Clock: 3.3 GHz
  • TDP: 54 W
Bottleneck: 3.2%
12.
AMD A10-7850K APU Image
AMD A10-7850K APU
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2+
  • Clock: 3.7 GHz
  • Turboclock: 4.0 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 0.05%
13.
AMD A10-7860K Image
AMD A10-7860K
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2+
  • Clock: 3.6 GHz
  • Turboclock: 4.0 GHz
  • TDP: 65 W
Bottleneck: 0.09%
14.
AMD FX-4300 Quad-Core Image
AMD FX-4300 Quad-Core
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: AM3+
  • Clock: 3.8 GHz
  • Turboclock: 4.0 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 2.29%
15.
Intel Core i7-870 Image
Intel Core i7-870
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 8
  • Socket: LGA1156
  • Clock: 2.9 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.6 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 1.61%
16.
AMD A8-6600K APU Image
AMD A8-6600K APU
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2
  • Clock: 3.9 GHz
  • Turboclock: 4.2 GHz
  • TDP: 100 W
Bottleneck: 2.33%
17.
Intel Core i5-2320 Image
Intel Core i5-2320
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: LGA1155
  • Clock: 3.0 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.3 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 1.43%
18.
AMD A10-5800K APU Image
AMD A10-5800K APU
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2
  • Clock: 3.8 GHz
  • Turboclock: 4.2 GHz
  • TDP: 100 W
Bottleneck: 3.16%
19.
AMD Athlon X4 860K Image
AMD Athlon X4 860K
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2+
  • Clock: 3.7 GHz
  • Turboclock: 4.0 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 0.09%
20.
AMD A10-7890K Image
AMD A10-7890K
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2+
  • Clock: 4.1 GHz
  • Turboclock: 4.3 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 1.23%
21.
AMD A10-7700K APU Image
AMD A10-7700K APU
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2+
  • Clock: 3.4 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.8 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 0.25%
22.
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Image
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 6
  • Threads: 6
  • Socket: AM3
  • Clock: 2.8 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.3 GHz
  • TDP: 125 W
Bottleneck: 0.34%
23.
AMD A10-7870K Image
AMD A10-7870K
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2+
  • Clock: 3.9 GHz
  • Turboclock: 4.1 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 0.96%
24.
AMD A10-6800K APU Image
AMD A10-6800K APU
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2
  • Clock: 4.1 GHz
  • Turboclock: 4.4 GHz
  • TDP: 100 W
Bottleneck: 0.58%
25.
Intel Core i7-860 Image
Intel Core i7-860
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 8
  • Socket: LGA1156
  • Clock: 2.8 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.5 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 3.1%
26.
Intel Core i5-2300 Image
Intel Core i5-2300
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: LGA1155
  • Clock: 2.8 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.1 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: < 0.01%
27.
Intel Core i5-2310 Image
Intel Core i5-2310
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: LGA1155
  • Clock: 2.9 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.2 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 0.54%
28.
Intel Xeon X3470 Image
Intel Xeon X3470
  • Used in: Servers
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 8
  • Socket: LGA1156
  • Clock: 2.9 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.6 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 0.5%
29.
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Image
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 6
  • Threads: 6
  • Socket: AM3
  • Clock: 3.2 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.6 GHz
  • TDP: 125 W
Bottleneck: 1.88%
30.
AMD A8-8650 Image
AMD A8-8650
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2+
  • Clock: 3.2 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.8 GHz
  • TDP: 65 W
Bottleneck: 0.03%
31.
AMD Athlon X4 880K Image
AMD Athlon X4 880K
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2+
  • Clock: 4.0 GHz
  • Turboclock: 4.2 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 2.05%
32.
AMD A10-7800 APU Image
AMD A10-7800 APU
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2+
  • Clock: 3.5 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.9 GHz
  • TDP: 65 W
Bottleneck: 1.72%
33.
Intel Core i7-960 Image
Intel Core i7-960
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 8
  • Socket: LGA1366
  • Clock: 3.2 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.5 GHz
  • TDP: 130 W
Bottleneck: 0.18%
34.
Intel Core i7-950 Image
Intel Core i7-950
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 8
  • Socket: LGA1366
  • Clock: 3.1 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.3 GHz
  • TDP: 130 W
Bottleneck: 1.52%
35.
AMD Athlon X4 840 Image
AMD Athlon X4 840
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2+
  • Clock: 3.1 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.8 GHz
  • TDP: 65 W
Bottleneck: 0.35%
36.
AMD Athlon X4 845 Image
AMD Athlon X4 845
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2+
  • Clock: 3.5 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.8 GHz
  • TDP: 65 W
Bottleneck: 3.83%
37.
Intel Pentium Gold G5420 Image
Intel Pentium Gold G5420
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 2
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FCLGA1151-2
  • Clock: 3.8 GHz
  • TDP: 54 W
Bottleneck: 0.66%
38.
AMD FX-4330 Image
AMD FX-4330
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: AM3+
  • Clock: 4.0 GHz
  • Turboclock: 4.1 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 0.16%
39.
Intel Xeon W3565 Image
Intel Xeon W3565
  • Used in: Servers
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 8
  • Socket: LGA1366
  • Clock: 3.2 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.5 GHz
  • TDP: 130 W
Bottleneck: 0.05%
40.
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Image
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 6
  • Threads: 6
  • Socket: AM3
  • Clock: 3.3 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.7 GHz
  • TDP: 125 W
Bottleneck: 3.12%
41.
AMD A10 PRO-7800B APU Image
AMD A10 PRO-7800B APU
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2+
  • Clock: 3.5 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.9 GHz
  • TDP: 65 W
Bottleneck: 2.06%
42.
Intel Xeon E3-1220 Image
Intel Xeon E3-1220
  • Used in: Servers
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: LGA1155
  • Clock: 3.1 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.4 GHz
  • TDP: 80 W
Bottleneck: 1.77%
43.
Intel Core i5-2400S Image
Intel Core i5-2400S
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: LGA1155
  • Clock: 2.5 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.3 GHz
  • TDP: 65 W
Bottleneck: 0.4%
44.
Intel Core i3-4350 Image
Intel Core i3-4350
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 2
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: LGA1150
  • Clock: 3.6 GHz
  • TDP: 54 W
Bottleneck: 0.43%
45.
Intel Core i7-880 Image
Intel Core i7-880
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 8
  • Socket: LGA1156
  • Clock: 3.1 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.7 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 0.17%
46.
Intel Xeon X3480 Image
Intel Xeon X3480
  • Used in: Servers
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 8
  • Socket: LGA1156
  • Clock: 3.1 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.7 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 0.14%
47.
Intel Core i7-930 Image
Intel Core i7-930
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 8
  • Socket: LGA1366
  • Clock: 2.8 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.1 GHz
  • TDP: 130 W
Bottleneck: 2.4%
48.
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T Image
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 6
  • Threads: 6
  • Socket: AM3
  • Clock: 2.7 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.2 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 1.96%
49.
AMD Athlon X4 870K Image
AMD Athlon X4 870K
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2+
  • Clock: 3.9 GHz
  • Turboclock: 4.1 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: 0.26%
50.
AMD Athlon X4 760K Quad Core Image
AMD Athlon X4 760K Quad Core
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 4
  • Socket: FM2
  • Clock: 3.8 GHz
  • Turboclock: 4.1 GHz
  • TDP: 100 W
Bottleneck: 3.37%

Check Out How Good Will This Configuration Run Games

Results can vary in comparison to reality. Frames per second can vary because of differences in hardware and software enviroments.

Frames per second are calculated for factory clock of CPU and only one GPU.

Game
Frames Per Second
Low Settings - 100% Bottlenecked by CPU
59.1 FPS
Low Settings - 100% Bottlenecked by CPU
26.2 FPS
Low Settings - 27.61% Bottlenecked by CPU
26.8 FPS
Low Settings - 30.67% Bottlenecked by CPU
23.8 FPS
Low Settings - 42.74% Bottlenecked by CPU
23.4 FPS
Low Settings - 66.13% Bottlenecked by CPU
56.1 FPS
Low Settings - 100% Bottlenecked by CPU
19.2 FPS
Low Settings - 100% Bottlenecked by CPU
27.9 FPS
Ultra-High Settings - 3.38% Bottlenecked by CPU
50.3 FPS
Low Settings - 46.18% Bottlenecked by CPU
26.2 FPS

If you are wondering how much Frames per Second you can expect playing specific game visit our Can You Run It Calculator and find out!


Random-access memory icon

RAM recommendation

Random-access memory is a form of computer data storage which stores frequently used program instructions to increase the general speed of a system.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 will need at least 8GB of RAM to work well. If you are planning to work with some memory intense programs, or run multiple programs at ones, you should consider adding even more memory. Adding more RAM memory won't significally speed up you computer, find the balance between quality and quantity. Memory should be splitted in multiple sticks based on architecture of your motherboard. On the market there are multiple types of memory architectures from single-channel memory upto eight-channel memory.

Solid-state disk icon

Storage recommendation

Solid-state drives (SSDs) are expensive and hard disk drives (HDDs) are slow. Now that you can buy a hybrid of the two, there are a lot of choices with varying costs.
Case #1: Cost Is Irrelevant, I Have Small Storage Needs, and Speed Is Paramount - Buy SSD
Case #2: Cost Is Irrelevant, I Have Large Storage Needs, and Speed Is Important - Buy SSD and HDD
Case #3: I′m on a Budget, I Have Large Storage Needs, and Speed Is Irrelevant - Buy HDD
Case #4: I′m on a Budget, I Have Large Storage Needs, and Speed Is Important - Buy Hybrid



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