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What is bottleneck?

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Bottleneck is a kind of hardware limitation in your computer. A bottleneck occurs when the capacity of an application or a computer system is severely limited by a single component. Components that often bottleneck are graphic card, processor and HDD. Bottlenecks affect microprocessor performance by slowing down the flow of information back and forth from the CPU and the memory. If all of the components of a system are not able to feed the same amount of data at the same speed, a delay is created. You system is specified by your weakest component, not the fastest one.

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Bottleneck calculator


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Average bottleneck percentage: 55.9%

*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 GPU is too weak for this processor.

Core i7-8700K (Clock speed at 100%) with GeForce GTX 1060 (Clock speed at 100%) x1 will produce 55.9% of bottleneck. Everything over 10% is considered as bottleneck. We recommend you to replace GeForce GTX 1060 with NVIDIA TITAN Xp

Solutions to upgrade your GPU

# GPU Clock Qty. Bottleneck
1. NVIDIA NVIDIA TITAN Xp 100% x1 Low
2. NVIDIA GeForce TITAN V 100% x1 Low
3. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 100% x1 Low
4. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 100% x1 Low
5. NVIDIA GeForce TITAN Xp COLLECTORS EDITION 100% x1 Low
6. NVIDIA NVIDIA TITAN X 100% x1 Low
7. NVIDIA Quadro P6000 100% x1 Low
8. NVIDIA Quadro GP100 100% x1 Low
9. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 100% x1 Low
10. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 100% x1 Low

Solutions to downgrade your CPU

# CPU Clock Bottleneck
1. Intel Xeon E3-1246 v3 100% Low
2. Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 100% Low
3. Intel Core i7-4771 100% Low
4. Intel Core i7-4790 100% Low
5. Intel Core i7-4770R 100% Low
6. Intel Xeon E5-1620 v4 100% Low
7. Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 100% Low
8. Intel Core i7-6700 100% Low
9. Intel Core i7-4770 100% Low
10. Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 100% Low
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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.
Core i7-8700K will need at least 32GB of RAM to work well. Memory should be splitted in 2 sticks if your motherboard supports dual-channel memory layouts, otherwise in 1 stick.



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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