25 % bottleneck is bad?

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My CPU is Intel Core i3 7100 and GPU is 1060 3GB. bottleneck calculator said 25 % bottleneck. Do I have to change my CPU? Is it bad?
 
Agree with geofelt. Bottleneck calculators dont really mean anything because having a bottleneck depends on the application you are using. With your rig for example, the 7100 will hold you back in some CPU heavy games because it is only a dual core chip. But in other games that rely more on single threaded processes, it wont hold you back at all.

I think your system is reasonably balanced, but if you are not happy with your performance (which will struggle in some games), then you can upgrade and you will get a boost in some games. A used 6700/7700 would be a decent buy as they are very good gaming chips and wont hold you back in the least.
 

geofelt

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Bottleneck calculator is considered as junk science.

How is your pc performing?
That is the real test.
I think you have an appropriate combo.

There is always a limiting factor in games, usually either cpu or graphics.
 

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"thebottlenecker.com" ?

Totally bogus number, with no relation to reality. Ignore that site completely.
 
Agree with geofelt. Bottleneck calculators dont really mean anything because having a bottleneck depends on the application you are using. With your rig for example, the 7100 will hold you back in some CPU heavy games because it is only a dual core chip. But in other games that rely more on single threaded processes, it wont hold you back at all.

I think your system is reasonably balanced, but if you are not happy with your performance (which will struggle in some games), then you can upgrade and you will get a boost in some games. A used 6700/7700 would be a decent buy as they are very good gaming chips and wont hold you back in the least.
 

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