Bottleneck calculator


Intel Core i3-7100T image/logo
CPU Score: 98
  • Cores: 2
  • Logical Cores: 4
  • Clock: 3.4 GHz
  • TDP: 35 W
  • Socket: LGA1151
  • Included CPU Cooler: Yes
  • Maximum RAM: 64 GB
  • Integrated Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 630
  • L1 Cache: 2 x 32 kB L1I|2 x 32 kB L1D
  • L2 Cache: 2 x 256 kB
  • L3 Cache: 1 x 3 MB
AMD Radeon HD 6950 image/logo
GPU Score: 172
AMD Radeon HD 6950 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 800 MHz
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • TDP: 200 W
  • Chipset: Radeon HD 6950
  • Memory Type: GDDR5
  • Core Clock: 850 MHz
  • Effective Mem. Clock: 1300 MHz
  • SLI / CrossFire: 4-way CrossFire Capable|3-way CrossFire Capable|2-way CrossFire Capable
  • DVI Ports: 2
  • HDMI Ports: 1
  • Mini-HDMI Ports: 0
  • Mini-DP Ports: 2
  • MBO Slots Width: 2
  • Length: 270 mm

Average bottleneck percentage: 26.38%

*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 i3-7100T (Clock speed at 100%) with AMD Radeon HD 6950 (Clock speed at 100%) x1 will produce 26.38% of bottleneck. Everything over 10% is considered as bottleneck.



We recommend you to replace AMD Radeon HD 6950 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti

AMD Radeon HD 6950 image/logo
GPU Score: 172
AMD Radeon HD 6950 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 800 MHz
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • TDP: 200 W
  • Chipset: Radeon HD 6950
  • Memory Type: GDDR5
  • Core Clock: 850 MHz
  • Effective Mem. Clock: 1300 MHz
  • SLI / CrossFire: 4-way CrossFire Capable|3-way CrossFire Capable|2-way CrossFire Capable
  • DVI Ports: 2
  • HDMI Ports: 1
  • Mini-HDMI Ports: 0
  • Mini-DP Ports: 2
  • MBO Slots Width: 2
  • Length: 270 mm
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti image/logo
GPU Score: 205
  • Bus Interface: PCIe x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1020 MHz
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • TDP: 60 W
  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 750 Ti
  • Memory Type: GDDR5
  • Core Clock: 1020 MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1085 MHz
  • Effective Mem. Clock: 5400 MHz
  • DVI Ports: 2
  • HDMI Ports: 2
  • Mini-HDMI Ports: 0
  • Mini-DP Ports: 0
  • MBO Slots Width: 2
  • Length: 173 mm

Solutions to upgrade your AMD Radeon HD 6950

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Image
GPU
BN
Links
1.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1020 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 60 W
Bottleneck: Low
2.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 980 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 170 W
Bottleneck: Low
3.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 980 MHz
  • Memory: 3072 MB
  • TDP: 140 W
Bottleneck: Low
4.
AMD Radeon HD 7970 / R9 280X Image
AMD Radeon HD 7970 / R9 280X x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1000 MHz
  • Memory: 3072 MB
  • TDP: 250 W
Bottleneck: Low
5.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCI-E 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1354 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB
  • TDP: 75 W
Bottleneck: Low
6.
AMD Radeon HD 7850 Image
AMD Radeon HD 7850 x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 860 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB
  • TDP: 130 W
Bottleneck: Low
7.
AMD Radeon R9 270X Image
AMD Radeon R9 270X x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1000 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 180 W
Bottleneck: Low
8.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 915 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 170 W
Bottleneck: Low
9.
AMD Radeon HD 7950 / R9 280 Image
AMD Radeon HD 7950 / R9 280 x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 850 MHz
  • Memory: 3072 MB
  • TDP: 200 W
Bottleneck: Low
10.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 915 MHz
  • Memory: 3072 MB
  • TDP: 150 W
Bottleneck: Low
11.
AMD Radeon HD 7870 Image
AMD Radeon HD 7870 x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1000 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB
  • TDP: 175 W
Bottleneck: Low
12.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 732 MHz
  • Memory: 2560 MB
  • TDP: 219 W
Bottleneck: Low
13.
AMD Radeon R9 270 / R7 370 Image
AMD Radeon R9 270 / R7 370 x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 900/975 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB
  • TDP: 150 W
Bottleneck: Low
14.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 772 MHz
  • Memory: 3072 MB
  • TDP: 244 W
Bottleneck: Low
15.
AMD Radeon R7 370 Image
AMD Radeon R7 370 x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • TDP: 150 W
Bottleneck: Low
16.
AMD Radeon RX 460 Image
AMD Radeon RX 460 x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1090 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 75 W
Bottleneck: Low
17.
AMD Radeon RX 560 Image
AMD Radeon RX 560 x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1175 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 80 W
Bottleneck: Low
18.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 700 MHz
  • Memory: 1536 MB
  • TDP: 250 W
Bottleneck: Low
19.
AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT Image
AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 925 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB
  • TDP: 185 W
Bottleneck: Low
20.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST x1 (105%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 980 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB
  • TDP: 134 W
Bottleneck: Low
21.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 x1 (105%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 607 MHz
  • Memory: 1280 MB
  • TDP: 215 W
Bottleneck: Low
22.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 607 MHz
  • Memory: 3072 MB
  • TDP: 365 W
Bottleneck: Low
23.
NVIDIA Quadro K4200 Image
NVIDIA Quadro K4200 x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Workstations
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 780 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 105 W
Bottleneck: Low
24.
NVIDIA Quadro P1000 Image
NVIDIA Quadro P1000 x1 (100%)
  • Used in: Workstations
  • Bus Interface: PCI Express 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1354 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 47 W
Bottleneck: Low
25.
AMD Radeon RX 550 Image
AMD Radeon RX 550 x1 (105%)
  • Used in: Desktop PCs
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1100 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 50 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 i3-7100T 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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