Bottleneck calculator

Intel Core i7-980X Image
CPU Score: 6038
    • Used in: Desktop PCs
    • Cores: 6
    • Threads: 12
    • Socket: LGA1366
    • Clock: 3.3 GHz
    • Turboclock: 3.6 GHz
    • TDP: 130 W
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Image
GPU Score: 18618
    • Used in: Desktop PCs
    • Memory Size: 4096 MB
    • Core Clock Frequency: 1127 MHz

Average bottleneck percentage: 0.97% (CPU bottleneck)

*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.

Graphic card and processor will work great together on 1080p resolution.

Intel Core i7-980X (Clock speed at 130%) with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (Clock speed at 100%) x2 will produce only 0.97% of CPU bottleneck on 1080p resolution.

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.

Frames Per Second
Low Settings - 42.86% Bottlenecked by GPU
70.7 FPS
High Settings - 7.03% Bottlenecked by GPU
45.5 FPS
Medium Settings - 100% Bottlenecked by GPU
80.2 FPS
Ultra-High Settings - 42.72% Bottlenecked by CPU
52.9 FPS
Ultra-High Settings - 9.47% Bottlenecked by CPU
182.7 FPS
Low Settings - 52.13% Bottlenecked by GPU
63.3 FPS
Low Settings - 40.2% Bottlenecked by GPU
60.2 FPS
Low Settings - 100% Bottlenecked by CPU
96.3 FPS
Ultra-High Settings
200+ FPS
High Settings - 1.73% Bottlenecked by CPU
52 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!

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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 960 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.

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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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