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Well here are the results with the Phenom II X4 955 at 3.2 ghz

Run #1- DX10 1680x1050 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 48.115

Is that what I should be seeing? That's a nice increase, I suppose, almost 11fps with the new CPU.
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Yup, that sounds about right. Going from 37 to 48 is a HUGE increase actually just from changing the CPU. The old one was a major bottleneck. Now ... I'd bet that if you OC that bad-boy up to 4.0GHz, you'd grab one or two more frames

Or ... if you're at 48 now, you could probably pull off VH and still have it be playable. It looks much more purrty in VH.
    
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Yeah, it's a nice increase. Very Highs scores:

Run #1- DX10 1680x1050 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: VeryHigh ~~ Overall Average FPS: 31.545
I forced 16x AF in the Nvidia Control Panel just to see how it matched with another benchmark I saw.
Quite playable by my standards..now to actually play the game!
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You actually should not force AF when in Very High mode. Very High uses parallax occlusion mapping, which is kinda mutually exclusive with AF. Although I've heard of some mod that can be done that allows both, unless you look up how to do this and apply it, you shouldn't run AF + VH in Crysis. I forget if it just doesn't work, or it actually gives you problems, but ... I know it doesn't work, so it's just a waste of perf.

Enjoy the game. Is it your first time playing Crysis?
    
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OK here's a idea for bottlenecking, try Metro 2033 Instead of Crysis 1
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Metro requires waaaay less CPU power per frame rendered than Crysis does. Not sure what your point is, 78?
    
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I've played through about half of it a few years back and just stopped playing. It will be a treat to play it again on high settings. Gta 4 runs beautifully as well, as does Just Cause 2.
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This thread has my name all over it . *Look at sig rig*
Anyway i dont hve the results anymore but i was able to test out 2 distant setups: 1 is my sig rig, the second is actully an i52500 (non-K).
i tested crysis using my gtx 460 on veryhigh settings with no aa @ 1024x768 (yes much more cpu intensive res).
e5400 @ 3.5 i got 32fps avg while the i52500...well 69 fps... I wanted to try out more but the SB owner wanted her pc FAST >_>...
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Glad to see you can still get a great increase even with a bottlenecked CPU, aka I feel better about buying a 460 last night.
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Originally Posted by Nhb93 View Post
Glad to see you can still get a great increase even with a bottlenecked CPU, aka I feel better about buying a 460 last night.

Sure, and this is because, except in REALLY extreme cases of mismatch, running highly cpu-dependent applications, a CPU BN will tend to affect perf on a '% reduction' basis, as opposed to imposing a flat-out cap.

IOW, if he'd upgraded to a 580 with that old CPU, he'd probably have gotten more than the 37fps he got with the 460. Maybe not much more, but at least a bit.

Now, of course, the more underpowered the CPU is vs. the card, the higher the % reduction in fps will be.

However, because the 580 is so much more powerful than the 460, it would most probably still end up getting a higher FPS, because the % reduction from the BN likely won't be as much as the % difference in perf between the two cards.

Probably would have to go down to like a Pentium 4 chip in order to have the 460 and 580 both be held down to the exact same score.

If you follow what I'm saying
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