Modern PCs are incredibly powerful. They have multi-core CPUs, massively parallel graphics processors, gobs of memory, and ever-larger solid-state drives. Some of them are still bottlenecked, though, whether by a lack of horsepower, sufficient memory, speedy storage, or even battery life to keep a mobile machine running off the mains.
Those limiting factors depend on not only the system configuration, but also what you're trying to do—and where you're trying to do it. And that got us thinking: what's the biggest PC bottleneck in your day-to-day life?
We've listed a handful of options in the poll below, and you can add your own in the comments. Now, go vote!
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