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If you can managed a 4GHz overclock you should see some of that bottleneck go away. However, the Phenom II architecture is lacking for today's GPUs.
     
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I really don't think it is a CPU bottleneck, at least not in this case yet. While I think that that CPU at that speed would bottleneck CF 6950's, I think he would be getting way more frames that he is before the bottleneck would kick in. Re-install drivers check CCC stuff jaja.
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point is, friend is an idiot and kung...wow lol.

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post #35 of 53
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I really don't think it is a CPU bottleneck, at least not in this case yet. While I think that that CPU at that speed would bottleneck CF 6950's, I think he would be getting way more frames that he is before the bottleneck would kick in. Re-install drivers check CCC stuff jaja.
I mean no offense to any AMD users out there, I use AMD primarily too, but I can almost guarantee that this is a CPU bottleneck. They had a similar test where a 1090T @ 4.2GHz was bottlenecking two 5870s.

The latest i7s and i5s are the way to go bud... Sad to know, worse to say...
     
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I mean no offense to any AMD users out there, I use AMD primarily too, but I can almost guarantee that this is a CPU bottleneck. They had a similar test where a 1090T @ 4.2GHz was bottlenecking two 5870s.

The latest i7s and i5s are the way to go bud... Sad to know, worse to say...
This.

The Phenoms are rather horrible CPUs.
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Something doesn't seem right, I am almost certain I can get better framerates than that with one Sapphire 6950...although mine is 2GB. I will test my system tonight at stock clocks (shaders will be unlocked, though) and see what sort of performance I get, it's been a while since I have used stock clocks, so I better check to be sure. But over the 4Ghz mark I play those games at max settings (1440x900 or 1920x1080, depending on which screen) and I don't have fps issues. The metro 2033 fps is what really grabbed my attention, those seem really low, I don't have issues with that game on my 6950.

Also, I have noticed on my sig rig that overclocking my cpu to 4+Ghz does help a bit in some games (it gives me a huge boost in WoW), but it really depends on the game--most of my 4Ghz overclock is done with the multiplier, too, so the fps increase is definitely coming from the CPU speed increase.

My guess would be it has to be something more, or other, than just the CPU, even if it is bottlenecking his system, I would be shocked if it was doing it _that_ bad... My dollar would be on a software issue, or a combination of things (driver conflict and stock CPU clocks).

But anyways, you've now struck my curiosity, so I want to see what sort of performance I get at stock clocks, but if I were you I wouldn't even bother helping the kid, he/she doesn't seem to be such a nice person, and certainly isn't one deserving help...
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post #38 of 53
Shouldn't be CPU bottleneck.. My friend's x4 955 wasn't bottlenecking his 560ti 1gb [basically the same card.. within 4% either direction]. It was capping the GPU at like 85 at the stock 3.2ghz. We oc'd to 4.0 and he gets max usage now.
    
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@OP: Then screw your "friend". I wouldn't keep trying to help him.
He's my friend in the capacity that we have similar interests, and he's enjoyable to be around 2% of the time. In any case, I've given up. Now my goal is to somehow get his GPUs into my system for the express purpose of rubbing it in his face. I could buy two 6950s...
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post #40 of 53
Really surprising if it is in fact the CPU holding the cards back. Judging by the numbers in the OP, my single 5870 w/ SB does better than his two cards with the x6. :O
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