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Intel Core i3-3240 image/logo
CPU Score: 91
  • Cores: 2
  • Logical Cores: 4
  • Clock: 3.4 GHz
  • TDP: 55 W
  • Socket: LGA1155
  • CPU Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Included CPU Cooler: Yes
  • Integrated Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 2500
  • L1 Cache: 4 x 32 kB L1I|4 x 32 kB L1D
  • L2 Cache: 4 x 256 kB
  • L3 Cache: 1 x 3 MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 image/logo
GPU Score: 280
  • Bus Interface: PCIe x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1354 MHz
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • TDP: 75 W
  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1050
  • Memory Type: GDDR5
  • Core Clock: 1354 MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1455 MHz
  • Effective Mem. Clock: 7000 MHz
  • DVI Ports: 1
  • HDMI Ports: 1
  • Mini-HDMI Ports: 0
  • DP Ports: 1
  • Mini-DP Ports: 0
  • # of Fans: 1
  • MBO Slots Width: 1
  • Length: 145 mm

Average bottleneck percentage: 10.37%

*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.

Intel Core i3-3240 (Clock speed at 100%) with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Clock speed at 100%) x1 will produce 10.37% of bottleneck. Everything over 10% is considered as bottleneck.



We recommend you to replace Intel Core i3-3240 with AMD FX-6300 Six-Core

Intel Core i3-3240 image/logo
CPU Score: 91
  • Cores: 2
  • Logical Cores: 4
  • Clock: 3.4 GHz
  • TDP: 55 W
  • Socket: LGA1155
  • CPU Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Included CPU Cooler: Yes
  • Integrated Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 2500
  • L1 Cache: 4 x 32 kB L1I|4 x 32 kB L1D
  • L2 Cache: 4 x 256 kB
  • L3 Cache: 1 x 3 MB
AMD FX-6300 Six-Core image/logo
CPU Score: 135
  • Cores: 6
  • Logical Cores: 6
  • Clock: 3.5 GHz
  • Turboclock: 4.1 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
  • Socket: AM3+
  • CPU Family: Vishera
  • Included CPU Cooler: Yes
  • Integrated Graphics: None
  • L1 Cache: 3 x 64 kB L1I|6 x 16 kB L1D
  • L2 Cache: 3 x 2 MB
  • L3 Cache: 1 x 8 MB

Solutions to upgrade your Intel Core i3-3240

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AMD FX-6300 Six-Core Image
AMD FX-6300 Six-Core (100%)
  • Cores: 6
  • Logical Cores: 6
  • Clock: 3.5 GHz
  • Turboclock: 4.1 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
  • Socket: AM3+
Bottleneck: Low
2.
Intel Core i5-2500K Image
Intel Core i5-2500K (100%)
  • Cores: 4
  • Logical Cores: 4
  • Clock: 3.3 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.7 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
  • Socket: LGA1155
Bottleneck: Low
3.
Intel Core i7-2670QM Image
Intel Core i7-2670QM (100%)
  • Cores: 4
  • Logical Cores: 8
  • Clock: 2.2 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.1 GHz
  • TDP: 45 W
  • Socket: PGA988B
Bottleneck: Low
4.
Intel Core i7-920 Image
Intel Core i7-920 (100%)
  • Cores: 4
  • Logical Cores: 8
  • Clock: 2.7 GHz
  • Turboclock: 2.9 GHz
  • TDP: 130 W
  • Socket: LGA1366
Bottleneck: Low
5.
Intel Core i5-2400 Image
Intel Core i5-2400 (100%)
  • Cores: 4
  • Logical Cores: 4
  • Clock: 3.1 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.4 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
  • Socket: LGA1155
Bottleneck: Low
6.
Intel Core i7-2630QM Image
Intel Core i7-2630QM (100%)
  • Cores: 4
  • Logical Cores: 8
  • Clock: 2.0 GHz
  • Turboclock: 2.9 GHz
  • TDP: 45 W
  • Socket: PGA988B
Bottleneck: Low
7.
Intel Core i7-860 Image
Intel Core i7-860 (100%)
  • Cores: 4
  • Logical Cores: 8
  • Clock: 2.8 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.5 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
  • Socket: LGA1156
Bottleneck: Low
8.
Intel Core i7-7500U Image
Intel Core i7-7500U (100%)
  • Cores: 2
  • Logical Cores: 4
  • Clock: 2.7 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.5 GHz
  • TDP: 15 W
  • Socket: FCBGA1356
Bottleneck: Low
9.
Intel Core i5-2500 Image
Intel Core i5-2500 (100%)
  • Cores: 4
  • Logical Cores: 4
  • Clock: 3.3 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.7 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
  • Socket: LGA1155
Bottleneck: Low
10.
AMD FX-6100 Six-Core Image
AMD FX-6100 Six-Core (100%)
  • Cores: 6
  • Logical Cores: 6
  • Clock: 3.3 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.9 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
  • Socket: AM3+
Bottleneck: Low
11.
Intel Core i5-4440 Image
Intel Core i5-4440 (100%)
  • Cores: 4
  • Logical Cores: 4
  • Clock: 3.1 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.3 GHz
  • TDP: 84 W
  • Socket: FCLGA1150
Bottleneck: Low
12.
Intel Core i3-6100 Image
Intel Core i3-6100 (100%)
  • Cores: 2
  • Logical Cores: 4
  • Clock: 3.7 GHz
  • TDP: 51 W
  • Socket: LGA 1151
Bottleneck: Low
13.
Intel Core i7-950 Image
Intel Core i7-950 (100%)
  • Cores: 4
  • Logical Cores: 8
  • Clock: 3.1 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.3 GHz
  • TDP: 130 W
  • Socket: LGA1366
Bottleneck: Low
14.
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Image
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T (100%)
  • Cores: 6
  • Logical Cores: 6
  • Clock: 3.2 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.6 GHz
  • TDP: 125 W
  • Socket: AM3
Bottleneck: Low
15.
Intel Core i3-4130 Image
Intel Core i3-4130 (100%)
  • Cores: 2
  • Logical Cores: 4
  • Clock: 3.4 GHz
  • TDP: 54 W
  • Socket: LGA1150
Bottleneck: Low
16.
AMD FX-8120 Eight-Core Image
AMD FX-8120 Eight-Core (100%)
  • Cores: 8
  • Logical Cores: 8
  • Clock: 3.1 GHz
  • Turboclock: 4.0 GHz
  • TDP: 125 W
  • Socket: AM3+
Bottleneck: Low
17.
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Image
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (100%)
  • Cores: 6
  • Logical Cores: 6
  • Clock: 2.8 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.3 GHz
  • TDP: 125 W
  • Socket: AM3
Bottleneck: Low
18.
Intel Core i7-870 Image
Intel Core i7-870 (100%)
  • Cores: 4
  • Logical Cores: 8
  • Clock: 2.9 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.6 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
  • Socket: LGA1156
Bottleneck: Low
19.
Intel Core i5-3330 Image
Intel Core i5-3330 (100%)
  • Cores: 4
  • Logical Cores: 4
  • Clock: 3.0 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.2 GHz
  • TDP: 77 W
  • Socket: LGA1155
Bottleneck: Low
20.
Intel Core i5-2320 Image
Intel Core i5-2320 (100%)
  • Cores: 4
  • Logical Cores: 4
  • Clock: 3.0 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.3 GHz
  • TDP: 95 W
  • Socket: LGA1155
Bottleneck: Low
21.
Intel Core i7-930 Image
Intel Core i7-930 (100%)
  • Cores: 4
  • Logical Cores: 8
  • Clock: 2.8 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.1 GHz
  • TDP: 130 W
  • Socket: LGA1366
Bottleneck: Low
22.
Intel Core i5-7200U Image
Intel Core i5-7200U (105%)
  • Cores: 2
  • Logical Cores: 4
  • Clock: 2.5 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.1 GHz
  • TDP: 15 W
  • Socket: FCBGA1356
Bottleneck: Low
23.
Intel Core i7-6500U Image
Intel Core i7-6500U (105%)
  • Cores: 2
  • Logical Cores: 4
  • Clock: 2.5 GHz
  • Turboclock: 3.1 GHz
  • TDP: 15 W
  • Socket: FCBGA1356
Bottleneck: Low
24.
Intel Core i3-4160 Image
Intel Core i3-4160 (100%)
  • Cores: 2
  • Logical Cores: 4
  • Clock: 3.6 GHz
  • TDP: 54 W
  • Socket: FCLGA1150
Bottleneck: Low
25.
Intel Pentium G4560 Image
Intel Pentium G4560 (100%)
  • Cores: 2
  • Logical Cores: 4
  • Clock: 3.5 GHz
  • TDP: 54 W
  • Socket: FCLGA1151
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.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 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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