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Another? Just Cause 2 was also badly limited.


Duo E8400 @ 4ghz - http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/3...0082916153.jpg
i5-760 @ 4ghz - http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/8...1020101565.jpg

I should highlight that these benchmarks were done on lowest settings and a large amount of the graphical options require more CPU power as well as GPU power. In other words, framerate would be lower than displayed on the Duo's benchmark results if certain graphical options were enabled/raised higher.
On a 4GHz Core 2 Duo E8x00...



...I'm turning in 14FPS more than yours did (and consider I'm on 10x400, a Core 2 Duo E8400 needs 9x450 at least, so my 4GHz is potentially "slower").

Also, that test is the most demanding, and I think it might actually be meant more as a CPU benchmark (quickly changing weather, etc.). The other two benchmarks turn in much higher numbers.

I always wondered if this game was one that "wanted" a quad core CPU, but I did alot of the reading and checking benchmarks and found mixed results. Most things suggested it was much more GPU leaning thougfh, even on faster GPUs. Then there's these odd results, indicating how many cores it uses depends on the CPU?

http://www.legionhardware.com/articl..._debate,5.html

I don't understand it. Either way, surprising that you said a Core 2 Duo E8x00 @4GHz was "very limited" in this game for you. With a GeForce 8800GT OC before, and now a GeForce GTX 560, I still feel it's more GPU bound at the settings I play at.

Edit: Also, could you share which settings also raise CPU demand when turned on or higher?
Edited by Princess Garnet - 6/15/11 at 11:14pm
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If you don't have the money to get a new GPU, try playing your games at 1280X720 on med settings. Or if you just got it.....it may be defective! Return it.
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