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It would help, but not eliminate it. The truth is that you might "bottleneck" in a lot of games, you're still going to max it. It might be the difference in getting 70 FPS vs getting 90 FPS. Don't worry about it. All your games should play pretty well.



BC2 is multithreaded, so while there may be a slight bottleneck present, FPS should still be very good.
I noticed a large difference between my Q9550 @ 3,9GHz and i7 2600K @ 4,75GHz in that game. This was with a single OC'ed GTX 470. In Mafia 2 I didn't notice any difference however.
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I had a 480 lightning running @ 960 on a Q9550 running 4.25GHz and when i upgraded to my 980x minimum fps increased quite abit which obviously increased average fps. Not sir if it was a bottleneck but there is more performance to be had from a faster platform.

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In BF BC2 you'll be bottlenecked by the CPU for sure. There are some other titles where you'll be bottlenecked though. I had a Q9550 @ 3,9GHz and it bottlenecked my OC'ed GTX 470 a bit, especially in Vantage.
With vsync on, I get a constant 60fps in BC2 maxed out excluding HBAO at 1920x1200. Both my CPU and GPU sit right around 70-80%. If he has vsync enabled, he won't be bottlenecked anywhere.
    
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With vsync on, I get a constant 60fps in BC2 maxed out excluding HBAO at 1920x1200. Both my CPU and GPU sit right around 70-80%. If he has vsync enabled, he won't be bottlenecked anywhere.
I should note that I have 32xCSAA enabled in that game. I didn't get near 60 FPS with that setup, with my 2600K I did. I always game with Vsync on.
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As always, it depends on what test you run (i.e. what game/bench) and what settings you run it at. Realistically your CPU isn't slow enough to ever lower your max playable settings, but in really easy-to-run stuff like 3dMark06 you won't hang with SB's in the FPS department. Gaming I doubt you'd hardly ever notice any visible difference even vs. if you upgraded to an OC'd SB.

Generally speaking there's no single GPU card that is going to suffer from running on a nicely OC'd quad from the C2Q 8-900 series, at least not when it comes to max playable settings.

You won't break any world benching records, but you'll still get a really nice playing experience out of that setup.

Fair warning: it might not be all that much faster than your xfire 5770's, as two of those is still a pretty beast setup, probably quite comparable to a 480. 480'll give you better MIN's though I'd imagine, probably leading to small increases in playable settings in a lot of games.
    
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I should note that I have 32xCSAA enabled in that game. I didn't get near 60 FPS with that setup, with my 2600K I did. I always game with Vsync on.
I reverted to stock clocks for a bit, but this is in the middle of heavy fighting. Everything is maxed out, including 32xCSAA. It only reaches 100% a couple times at stock and I usually have it at 1000/2000/2300.

    
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I reverted to stock clocks for a bit, but this is in the middle of heavy fighting. Everything is maxed out, including 32xCSAA. It only reaches 100% a couple times at stock and I usually have it at 1000/2000/2300.

And you get 60 FPS with that?
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And you get 60 FPS with that?
Vsync is enabled and neither my CPU or GPU remain at 100%, so logically, yes. I haven't confirmed with FRAPS, but what else could it be at?

I suppose it's worth a try to install FRAPS, as the Afterburner OSD apparently has problems with Punkbuster.

Edit: Got FRAPS installed. Here you go- I overclocked it again, so note the lower GPU usage at the same load.






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Vsync is enabled and neither my CPU or GPU remain at 100%, so logically, yes. I haven't confirmed with FRAPS, but what else could it be at?

I suppose it's worth a try to install FRAPS, as the Afterburner OSD apparently has problems with Punkbuster.

Edit: Got FRAPS installed. Here you go- I overclocked it again, so note the lower GPU usage at the same load.





That's strange. I never got 60 FPS with my single GTX 470 and those settings. I did not get 100% GPU usage at all though. More like 60-70%. When I got my 2600K I got 99% usage all the time with FPS near 60.

Edit:

These were my results from back then


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Interesting. I am using the latest beta drivers, so there might have been a performance increase relative to what you were using at the time.
    
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