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post #51 of 111
It looks like any cpu above 2.0ghz will scale ok. Just judging by the 1 fps difference from 965 to 2600K. Wonder if it'll be any different with an octocore bulldozer, or even much different with overclocking the cpu involved?
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Rig 1 = i7 2600K @ 4.9GHz and two GTX 570 SLI at 890MHz Core Clock.
Rig 2 = 1090T @ 4.2GHz and three HD 6970 Tri-fire at 940MHz Core Clock.
Rig 3 = 965 @ 4.0GHz and single GTX 580 1.5GB at 840MHz Core Clock.

Rig 1 = Min 62 FPS, Max 106 FPS, Avg 79.303 FPS
Rig 2 = Min 69 FPS, Max 179 FPS, Avg 99.576 FPS
Rig 3 = Min 18 FPS, Max 100 FPS, Avg 46.918 FPS

I recorded for about 5 minutes of gameplay until I get into the Subway tunnels.
Seriously man? You call that a fair comparison, all rigs with different clocks and different GPU'S? What are you trying to demonstrate here, I can't understand.
Edited by AngeloG. - 10/2/11 at 7:25pm
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Here are my fraps benchmarks for Operation Metro at Ultra (defaults to High, I think, since I hear Ultra is not yet supported) graphics settings at 1920 x 1200 fullscreen:
Rig 1 = i7 2600K @ 4.9GHz and two GTX 570 SLI at 890MHz Core Clock.
Rig 2 = 1090T @ 4.2GHz and three HD 6970 Tri-fire at 940MHz Core Clock.
Rig 3 = 965 @ 4.0GHz and single GTX 580 1.5GB at 840MHz Core Clock.

Rig 1 = Min 62 FPS, Max 106 FPS, Avg 79.303 FPS
Rig 2 = Min 69 FPS, Max 179 FPS, Avg 99.576 FPS
Rig 3 = Min 18 FPS, Max 100 FPS, Avg 46.918 FPS

I recorded for about 5 minutes of gameplay until I get into the Subway tunnels.
***? why didnt you test with the same gpu or same cpu? doesnt make any sense comparing three different setups
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***? why didnt you test with the same gpu or same cpu? doesnt make any sense comparing three different setups
Because that takes time and quite a bit of work. I just wanted to get any data going around. If other people have similar set-ups, they can test and we can compare notes.
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Because that takes time and quite a bit of work. I just wanted to get any data going around. If other people have similar set-ups, they can test and we can compare notes.
Okay, makes sense. Thanks for the benchies.
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Do you want to hear something strange?

I decided I was going to try BF3 on my wife's system. Here are the specs:

Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.6Ghz
6GB DDR2 800mhz RAM (2x1GB, 2x2GB)
Gigabyte P45 motherboard (don't remember model)
Radeon HD 4870 512mb (Cat 11.9)
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(she's a gamer, as you can probably tell. Not a terribly bad for a 3-year old rig that cost less than $1000 to build.)

Now I tested both BC2 and BF3 at medium settings, 1920x1080, no AA, etc.)

I used the "seat of my pants" testing methodology to see which one felt better. I was shocked to say the least.

BF3 uses between 95-100% of her CPU (2 cores)
BC2 uses between 98-100% of her CPU.


So you would expect BC2 to run better, right? WRONG!!!

I actually found that BF3 at those settings, not only looked better, but it also played a lot more smoothly than BC2. In BC2, about every .75 seconds, I would get this "hitch" in the framerate that would interrupt gameplay for a millisecond. It didn't affect the gameplay that much, but it was annoying.

Amazingly, BF3 doesn't suffer from framerate hitching. The gameplay experience is very smooth, and in fact, I think the framerate average may be 5-7FPS higher.

What am I saying? It's simple. I could see myself playing BF3 on this system, where as I could not play BC2 for a significant amount of time on this system. It would simply drive me nuts.



Here's my conclusion: BF3 was in fact written for the PC from the ground up and is NOT a console port. The game feels very polished, even on my wife's aging gamer system. In that regard, I can see why Dice would be ashamed of BC2; on older systems, BF3 appears to run BETTER!!!! Therefore, it is not far fetched for Dice to say that a dual core system can run BF3 well.

Crazy, huh?
Edited by Mad Pistol - 10/2/11 at 7:48pm
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@mad pistol ive noticed a huge difference too even though my system gets around 48fps outside on metro its very smooth to play bc2 i get around 60-85fps (this was on my i5 650 @ 4.3ghz) and noticed it was buggy yet to try it on my 2600k
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So much for worrying about playing it on maximum lol

It's not as demanding as hyped
   
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So much for worrying about playing it on maximum lol

It's not as demanding as hyped
You can't play on max details in beta lol..
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@mad pistol ive noticed a huge difference too even though my system gets around 48fps outside on metro its very smooth to play bc2 i get around 60-85fps (this was on my i5 650 @ 4.3ghz) and noticed it was buggy yet to try it on my 2600k
Exactly. I think the scheduler for the threads in BC2 had a hard time assigning them to only 2 cores, whereas in BF3, it's a more refined version of the same scheduler, so it works quite a bit better.

Also, I'm not saying that an e8400 plays BF3 perfectly. BF3 still runs a lot better on a quad core compared to a dual core. However, it is impressive that Dice got BF3 to run very well on dual core systems. This bodes well for gamers with aging dual cores.

I need to see how BF3 runs on my PhII 965BE with only 2 cores enabled. Those guys with Athlon II/Phenom II dual cores may not have as much of a problem with this game as I would have thought.
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