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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Actually he's not far off. When I came from my unlocked Athlon II x4 (L3 unlock) to my i5, even with a single GT240 I saw a night and day increase in almost all of my games.
please...

My pII is more than enough, I wouldn't see any night and day difference going to SB in anything minus gtaIV. Maybe you needed a nice oc on the Athlon II..
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Unfortunately for the OP GTA4 is notoriously badly optimized on PC and and Fable 3 is a PC port (i.e. also badly optimized). With those games you do need a i7's speed to overcome the poor coding. I doubt any kind of overclock on the PH II will help very much.
^^^^ agreed :V but atleast it's playable tho on phenoms too so it should be good enough with a mild overclock
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can you guys not argue about phenom 2 vs I7? it's not doing anything to help the situation at hand.
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can you guys not argue about phenom 2 vs I7? it's not doing anything to help the situation at hand.
There isn't really an argument. In certain poorly coded/optimized games the PH II will struggle. That is fact. In the majority of games, a PH II will be fine... just not the games he is playing.

In the games the OP quoted a 3.6GHz OC will help little. Maybe he can get it to be playable, but he will not see 99% on both GPUs.
Edited by JCPUser - 6/12/11 at 7:15pm
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can you guys not argue about phenom 2 vs I7? it's not doing anything to help the situation at hand.
not really a arguement but rather a generalization, atleast thats what im seeing.. tho my point of view is prolly different from everyone elses
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In really intensive areas of games I get like 50% usage on my cards...could the cpu be the culprit?
You've got some high-end stuff. why not get a matching hsf? I have the exact same core setup as you and all you're really missing is the decent cooler for an awesome oc'ing setup.
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please...

My pII is more than enough, I wouldn't see any night and day difference going to SB in anything minus gtaIV. Maybe you needed a nice oc on the Athlon II..
Do you REALLY think I wasn't overclocked? I hit 4.1GHz on that chip. I sat daily at 3.85GHz. And my i5 at bone stock just walks all over that Phenom II I had (unlocked L3 Athlon II). My NB was at 2750MHz too.

Source engine games also got a nice boost (although negligable since I was already above 60 FPS). BFBC2 was noticeable though. I was dropping to around 45-50 FPS before. After the i5 switch (same GPU, GTX470) I was doing 110-120 FPS.
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post #48 of 61
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Do you REALLY think I wasn't overclocked? I hit 4.1GHz on that chip. I sat daily at 3.85GHz. And my i5 at bone stock just walks all over that Phenom II I had (unlocked L3 Athlon II). My NB was at 2750MHz too.

Source engine games also got a nice boost (although negligable since I was already above 60 FPS). BFBC2 was noticeable though. I was dropping to around 45-50 FPS before. After the i5 switch (same GPU, GTX470) I was doing 110-120 FPS.
That is very strange...

I am playing BC2 right now and at 4GHz my PH II with one GTX 570 at my sig res always gets a smooth 60FPS (Vsync). Nvidia drivers must have matured since you had your phenom II.

EDIT: Also, IIRC, BC2 scales very well with cores so it may run a bit better on the x6.
Edited by JCPUser - 6/12/11 at 7:37pm
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That is very strange...

I am playing BC2 right now and at 4GHz my PH II with one GTX 570 at my sig res always gets a smooth 60FPS (Vsync). Nvidia drivers must have matured since you had your phenom II.
That's also very possible as well. I was also limited to 8x PCIe 2.0 as well, but I doubt that matters that much.
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I've got this thing to 3.8 and stable so far. I backed off my NB voltage as suggested. Any other little tips that may give me a little more edge?
    
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