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The thing is if you dont upgrade the CPU just because is fastest going Intel it means in the long run it will last longer. People that go AMD have to upgrade more often.
LOL KAY. you got to buy a new mobo everytime you want a new cpu if you want to go intel.

If amd went the "replace mobo every time" route, there chips would be alot quicker. but they care about the consumer a little more than a company that buys their way to market domination.

either way id love to have a 2600k
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All the 'phenom is suffice' banter is quite true, regarding single GPU playback & often normative SLI/Crossfire. Triple & above, which are essential for most AAA titles @ 3x1P/L 1080p maxed out with anti-aliasing (& most of the time for 2560x1600, unless crossfire/sli dual-gpu mode is not bottlenecked), really demonstrate the AMD disadvantage. Whenever I think of CPU bottleneck, my mindset defaults to heavy-duty & high resolution multi-gpu configurations. Maybe that's a mistake.
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All the 'phenom is suffice' banter is quite true, regarding single GPU playback & often normative SLI/Crossfire. Triple & above, which are essential for most AAA titles @ 3x1P/L 1080p maxed out with anti-aliasing (& most of the time for 2560x1600, unless crossfire/sli dual-gpu mode is not bottlenecked), really demonstrate the AMD disadvantage. Whenever I think of CPU bottleneck, my mindset defaults to heavy-duty & high resolution multi-gpu configurations. Maybe that's a mistake.
yup. I think even gtx 580 TRI-SLI wouldn't bottleneck on a Phenom II x4 @ 4ghz AT 5760x1080.

even with my gtx 480 SLI (both oc'ed) my phenom II still can hang with it. with that said we're here in OCN. we're all about performance. my setup sucks at benchmarks. im dying for a i7 2600k or i5 2500k right now. I'm waiting for BD to showup before deciding what to do.
Edited by jprovido - 10/3/11 at 12:52am
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Cant see this being correct, especially with the 965 actually winning in places.
    
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Cant see this being correct, especially with the 965 actually winning in places.
Anomalies more than likely. However, I can see this game being GPU limited, I just didn't expect it. Traditionally, Battlefield games are limited by your CPU speed and RAM amount. The thing I have to remember is that last time a new full-size Battlefield game came out, I had a pre-built dell, and now I have a purpose-built gaming PC, so the same restrictions do not apply.

There's no doubt that BF3 needs a strong CPU, but it seems that it takes a backseat to a powerful GPU.

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well I have the same GPU, 4gb ram and a phenom x4 @2.3 and a 24" 1080p monitor and I can't even play it well, the game runs really slow outside, especially in the last part of metro... oh and I have all setting to the lowest it can be
3 things:

1: Phenom x4 @ 2.3Ghz: It's a slow quad core. Yes I know the recommended is a quad core, but that could potentially hold you back, although it should technically run BF3 better than a C2D @ 3.6Ghz. All things being equal, the IPC vs. a C2D at close to 4Ghz makes it anyone's guess which would be faster.

2: 4GB RAM: It's been made apparent that this game can use more than 4GB of RAM. Consider getting another 2-4GB if you're not planning on making an upgrade anytime soon. (Wife has 6GB of RAM)

3: Drivers may be out of date. The Cat 11.3 that I used initially made the game run very slow. I updated them to the Cat 11.9 drivers, and performance picked up considerably (playable at an average of 30ish FPS at medium settings)


It is possible that certain components are holding you back, even though I don't know for sure.
Edited by Mad Pistol - 10/3/11 at 3:01am
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check my video i was checking grahics, sound effect in caspian border map was not realy ino the fight



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Cant see this being correct, especially with the 965 actually winning in places.
Why?

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Yep sounds about right. Those are about the numbers I get with my system. Looks like the game is more GPU limited then anything.
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Shows what I learned a while ago. For gamers there is no sense in buying expensive Intel CPUs. I regret buying my i7 when I could have spent 2/3 the price or less on an AMD setup. Never again.

So far I have built several gaming rigs for my friends and all have top of the line AMD quads in them and perform just as well in games as their intel counterparts for a good less price wise (AMD CPUs and MOBOs are cheaper).

Even though I won't be needing it for another year or two my next CPU will definitely be AMD.

Funny, I don't regret buying my i5-2500k. /shrug
    
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Shooters is general are not CPU limited. Try comparing these CPUs in SC2 and seen 2600K end up 50% faster. If i wanted to stick to AMD performance levels i would have stayed with my Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz which i upgraded from more then 2 years ago.
Edited by ZealotKi11er - 10/3/11 at 5:53am
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