OMG bought a I7 2600k Results Battlefield 3!!!

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  1. mentalpeace

    mentalpeace Active Member

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    I noted a tremendous difference in crysis (very high 1080 4xaa). i mean, never below 65 its amazing, i could never play crysis with maximun settings at acceptable frames, now i can.

    In fact i bought this 6850 crossfire after a video review of crysis with this setup.

    i get really dissapointed when i used the phenom, with mins in 24.
    Now im very happy. ... by the way, what is the better realistic graphics mod for crysis?
     
  2. blinx

    blinx Maha Guru

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    Yeah same here I went from i3@4ghz to a 2500k@4.5ghz an my card just started to fly in games
     
  3. dox_aus

    dox_aus Master Guru

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    Heh Pill Monster i dont know what will convince you, but you said you get 50fps regardless of 3.4 or 3.7ghz.. I can tell you that adding another 6950 cf or waiting for a 7970 you will still be getting 50fps there with that cpu, its a combination of cores/clockspeed/cache/design etc.. end result still a cpu bottleneck on those minimum frame rates.
     
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  4. Pill Monster

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    Huh..? I'm talking about single card not CFX..of course the CPU will bottleneck a CFX setup lol, no argument from me there..

    Actually I just posted a reply to someone explaining that exact same thing in this thread....http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=4179044#post4179044
     

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    cool man happy for ya.
    but would it mean that 2x6970 woukdn´t run optimal due to my i7 920 cpu?
     
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    zhengzhoudave Master Guru

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    @ op - you can get a much higher overclock from that CPU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    :Edit: maybe I'm wrong about that after reading more of the posts - but surely it will go over 4 ghz???? :Edit:
     
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  7. Dublin_Gunner

    Dublin_Gunner Ancient Guru

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    Somebody who knows what they're talking about, at last.

    The amount of times I've been flamed for stating (and proving) BF3 is in no way CPU limited.

    Once you've a decently quick quad, the game runs just fine.
     
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    My guess is that as long as you OC your 920 it should be able to handle 2x6970s. 920 is still powerful :)
     
  9. AbjectBlitz

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    It is CPU limited on SLI & Crossfire rigs in multiplayer. Any overclocked quad can max out a single card. :wanker:
     
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    depending on the card it will be bottelneck also.

    For example, my brother has a 5850 and a phenom II 955 BE @ 3.6 and gpu usage is 85 max in B3, a friend of mine has a 5850 and a i5 2500k@4.6~ and gpu usage is 99 in B3, i dont know if those numbers are for cpu bottleneck, but is worth mentioning.
     

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    Settings?

    My specs are the same as yours, well I have a 1090T @ 4GHz, and I can never seem to maintain 60fps.
     
  12. SSJBillClinton

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    All maxed out, including AA. That's very odd, we do seem to have essentially same specs...maybe you're subject to the crossfire not kicking in bug/glitch/thing/whatever? If that's still an issue, I don't know.

    What GPU usage do you get across both cards?
     
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    Thank you for confirming that its not the game, its the multi-GPU setup.
     
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    It's not strictly multi gpu, as even a strong single card like the GTX580 is bottlenecked by slow cpu in multiplayer. Most other single cards reach a GPU wall before the CPU wall so you don't notice it.
     
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    Upgrade from a phenom X4 980 to a X6 1090T OCed to 4Ghz, What a difference on 64 players in caspian border!! Before I was running 35FPS min now im getting a 55FPS minimum! GPUs are now in their maximum load range!

    HERES THE CONCLUSION


    64 players big map taxes on CPU more than you can think!!!

    CPU usage with X4 = 95-100% all the time

    CPU usage with X6 = 80-90% !!!
     

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    wow thats great, im happy for you!
     
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    enjoy it :)
     
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    I thought there would have been more to spare...
     
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    A 980 with one card has a 75% load.
    Your CFX setup was taxing the CPU, nothing to do with the map.
     
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    this huge FPS bump was due to phenom's bottleneck. It does not apply for people with single card solution?

    yeah 2600k is one bad-ass CPU! Seems like people have no problem ocing to 4.5Ghz
     

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