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Intel Core i3-2120 image/logo
CPU Score: 83
  • Cores: 2
  • Logical Cores: 4
  • Clock: 3.3 GHz
  • TDP: 65 W
  • Socket: LGA1155
  • CPU Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Included CPU Cooler: Yes
  • Integrated Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 2000
  • L1 Cache: 2 x 32 kB L1I|2 x 32 kB L1D
  • L2 Cache: 2 x 256 kB
  • L3 Cache: 1 x 3 MB
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT image/logo
GPU Score: 42
  • Bus Interface: PCIe x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 600 MHz
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • TDP: 30 W
  • Chipset: GeForce 9800 GT
  • Memory Type: DDR3
  • Core Clock: 550 MHz
  • Effective Mem. Clock: 1800 MHz
  • SLI / CrossFire: 2-way SLI Capable
  • DVI Ports: 1
  • HDMI Ports: 1
  • Mini-HDMI Ports: 0
  • Mini-DP Ports: 0
  • # of Fans: 1
  • MBO Slots Width: 2
  • Length: 228 mm

Average bottleneck percentage: 100%

*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 graphic card is too weak for this processor.

Intel Core i3-2120 (Clock speed at 100%) with NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT (Clock speed at 100%) x1 will produce 100% of bottleneck. Everything over 10% is considered as bottleneck.



We recommend you to replace NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT with NVIDIA GeForce MX150

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT image/logo
GPU Score: 42
  • Bus Interface: PCIe x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 600 MHz
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • TDP: 30 W
  • Chipset: GeForce 9800 GT
  • Memory Type: DDR3
  • Core Clock: 550 MHz
  • Effective Mem. Clock: 1800 MHz
  • SLI / CrossFire: 2-way SLI Capable
  • DVI Ports: 1
  • HDMI Ports: 1
  • Mini-HDMI Ports: 0
  • Mini-DP Ports: 0
  • # of Fans: 1
  • MBO Slots Width: 2
  • Length: 228 mm
NVIDIA GeForce MX150 image/logo
GPU Score: 131
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1468 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB
  • TDP: 25 W

Solutions to upgrade your NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT

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Image
GPU
BN
Links
1.
NVIDIA GeForce MX150 Image
NVIDIA GeForce MX150 x2 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1468 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB
  • TDP: 25 W
Bottleneck: Low
2.
NVIDIA Quadro P620 Image
NVIDIA Quadro P620 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCI Express 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1266 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB
  • TDP: 40 W
Bottleneck: Low
3.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with Max-Q Design Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with Max-Q Design x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 999 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
Bottleneck: Low
4.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 993 MHz
  • Memory: 8192 MB
  • TDP: 130 W
Bottleneck: Low
5.
AMD Radeon HD 7850 Image
AMD Radeon HD 7850 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 860 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB
  • TDP: 130 W
Bottleneck: Low
6.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1020 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 60 W
Bottleneck: Low
7.
AMD Radeon HD 7970M Image
AMD Radeon HD 7970M x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 850 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 75 W
Bottleneck: Low
8.
AMD Radeon HD 8970M Image
AMD Radeon HD 8970M x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 850 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 100 W
Bottleneck: Low
9.
NVIDIA Quadro M620 Image
NVIDIA Quadro M620 x1 (100%)
  • Core Clock Frequency: 977 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB
  • TDP: 30 W
Bottleneck: Low
10.
AMD FirePro 3D V9800 Image
AMD FirePro 3D V9800 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 2.1 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 850 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 225 W
Bottleneck: Low
11.
NVIDIA Quadro 5000 Image
NVIDIA Quadro 5000 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 513 MHz
  • Memory: 2560 MB
  • TDP: 152 W
Bottleneck: Low
12.
NVIDIA Quadro K4000 Image
NVIDIA Quadro K4000 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 810.5 MHz
  • Memory: 3072 MB
  • TDP: 80 W
Bottleneck: Low
13.
AMD Radeon R7 260 Image
AMD Radeon R7 260 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1000 MHz
  • Memory: 1024 MB
  • TDP: 95 W
Bottleneck: Low
14.
AMD FirePro W4300 Image
AMD FirePro W4300 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 930 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 50 W
Bottleneck: Low
15.
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M Image
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 55 W
Bottleneck: Low
16.
AMD Radeon HD 6990 Image
AMD Radeon HD 6990 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 2.1 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 830 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB
  • TDP: 375 W
Bottleneck: Low
17.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 607 MHz
  • Memory: 1024 MB
  • TDP: 200 W
Bottleneck: Low
18.
AMD FirePro M6100 Image
AMD FirePro M6100 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1075 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB
Bottleneck: Low
19.
AMD Radeon Pro WX 4130 Image
Bottleneck: Low
20.
AMD FirePro W5100 Image
AMD FirePro W5100 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 930 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 75 W
Bottleneck: Low
21.
AMD Radeon R9 260 Image
Bottleneck: Low
22.
AMD Radeon R9 360 Image
AMD Radeon R9 360 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1000 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB
  • TDP: 85 W
Bottleneck: Low
23.
AMD Radeon HD 8950 Image
AMD Radeon HD 8950 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 850 MHz
  • Memory: 3072 MB
  • TDP: 225 W
Bottleneck: Low
24.
NVIDIA Quadro K1200 Image
NVIDIA Quadro K1200 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 45 W
Bottleneck: Low
25.
NVIDIA Quadro M1200 Image
NVIDIA Quadro M1200 x1 (100%)
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1093 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 45 W
Bottleneck: Low

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.
Intel Core i3-2120 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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