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General Tasks bottleneck calculator

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Purpose
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CPU
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GPU
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Resolution

1. Select purpose

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General Tasks

4. Select resolution

Currently selected:
7680 × 4800 resolution
(1 monitor)

Step 2: Select CPU

Congratulations on making it to the crucial step of selecting a processor in our Bottleneck Calculator! By now, you've already chosen your purpose or game which you intend to run it. Now, it's time to pick the brain of your system: the CPU (Central Processing Unit).

Why the CPU Matters

The CPU plays a vital role in determining the performance of your computer. A mismatch between your CPU and other hardware components can lead to bottlenecks, significantly impacting your gaming experience or the effectiveness of other tasks.

How to Choose

We've compiled a list of the most popular processors, to help you make an informed decision. Consider the following while making your selection:

  1. Compatibility: Make sure the CPU you choose is compatible with your motherboard.
  2. Performance Needs: If you're aiming for high-resolution gaming or CPU-intensive tasks, you'll need a more powerful processor.
  3. Budget: High-end CPUs can be expensive, so ensure your choice fits within your budget.

Bottleneck calculator types

Select purpose bottleneck calculator

Before selecting a bottleneck calculator, consider your primary computing tasks. For general activities like web browsing and office work, the calculator evaluates the balance between your CPU and GPU. If you focus on CPU-intensive tasks like video editing or 3D rendering, the tool will highlight processor performance. For GPU-centric tasks such as gaming or graphical rendering, it will assess the efficiency of your graphics card. Choose the appropriate calculator to accurately identify potential system bottlenecks for your specific use-case.

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