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Intel Core i3-7100T image/logo
CPU Score: 107
  • 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: 189
AMD Radeon HD 6950 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 800 MHz
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • TDP: 200 W
  • Chipset: Radeon HD 6950
  • Memory Type: GDDR5
  • Core Clock: 800 MHz
  • Effective Mem. Clock: 1250 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: 256 mm

Average bottleneck percentage: 16.63%

*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 16.63% of bottleneck. Everything over 10% is considered as bottleneck.



We recommend you to replace AMD Radeon HD 6950 with AMD Radeon HD 7870

AMD Radeon HD 6950 image/logo
GPU Score: 189
AMD Radeon HD 6950 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 800 MHz
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • TDP: 200 W
  • Chipset: Radeon HD 6950
  • Memory Type: GDDR5
  • Core Clock: 800 MHz
  • Effective Mem. Clock: 1250 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: 256 mm
AMD Radeon HD 7870 image/logo
GPU Score: 258
AMD Radeon HD 7870 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1000 MHz
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • TDP: 175 W
  • Chipset: Radeon HD 7870
  • Memory Type: GDDR5
  • Core Clock: 1000 MHz
  • Effective Mem. Clock: 1200 MHz
  • SLI / CrossFire: 2-way CrossFire Capable
  • DVI Ports: 2
  • HDMI Ports: 1
  • Mini-HDMI Ports: 0
  • Mini-DP Ports: 2
  • MBO Slots Width: 2
  • Length: 241 mm

Solutions to upgrade your AMD Radeon HD 6950

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Image
GPU
BN
Links
1.
AMD Radeon HD 7870 Image
AMD Radeon HD 7870 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1000 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB
  • TDP: 175 W
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
4.
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
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
5.
AMD Radeon R9 270 / R7 370 Image
AMD Radeon R9 270 / R7 370 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 900
  • Memory: 2048 MB
  • Memory Frequency: 975 MHz
  • TDP: 4.4
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
6.
AMD FirePro W8000 Image
AMD FirePro W8000 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 900 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 189 W
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
7.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 607 MHz
  • Memory: 1280 MB
  • TDP: 215 W
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
8.
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
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
9.
AMD FirePro S7000 Image
AMD FirePro S7000 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 950 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 150 W
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
10.
AMD Radeon RX 460 Image
AMD Radeon RX 460 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1090 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 75 W
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
11.
NVIDIA Quadro K4200 Image
NVIDIA Quadro K4200 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 780 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 105 W
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
12.
AMD Radeon R9 370 Image
AMD Radeon R9 370 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 950 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 150 W
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
13.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 772 MHz
  • Memory: 3072 MB
  • TDP: 244 W
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
14.
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
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
15.
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
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
16.
NVIDIA Quadro K5000 Image
NVIDIA Quadro K5000 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 706 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 122 W
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
19.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 719 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 122 W
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
20.
AMD Radeon R9 M390X Image
AMD Radeon R9 M390X x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 723 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 100 W
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
21.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 732 MHz
  • Memory: 2560 MB
  • TDP: 219 W
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
22.
NVIDIA Quadro M3000M Image
NVIDIA Quadro M3000M x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 75 W
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
23.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 915 MHz
  • Memory: 3072 MB
  • TDP: 150 W
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
24.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCI-E 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 1354 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB
  • TDP: 75 W
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
Bottleneck: Low
25.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Image
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 x1 (100%)
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core Clock Frequency: 980 MHz
  • Memory: 4096 MB
  • TDP: 170 W
Compare w/
Radeon HD 6950
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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