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Hey, I got a Phenom II 720BE at 3.5GHZ
and I recently just bought a GTX 560 TI

I'm averaging 30-38 fps in helis on caspian border on medium settings 1680x1050, before I had it on all low settings with a GTX 260 and I barely got 30 fps. I was hoping with the 560 I could of atleast gotten high settings.

Out of helis on ground I get good fps though, but I'm playing mostly to pilot.

I noticed when I had BF3 in the window mode thing, my CPU is around 90% I tried doing different things in game and the MAX % I got it to was 98 when blowing up a tank in a forest shooting rocks with heli lol

I'm wondering if thats norml, I'm pretty sure it shouldn't be around there
Edited by MiyaDV - 10/8/11 at 7:05pm
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Unfortunately, that's the most you're going to get with that CPU / GPU combo. Everything you said definitely sounds right where it's supposed to be.
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it's hard to say but more is better. also the beta isn't final e.g. ultra and high are basically the same... so you'll likely need to wait till the final version comes out..

also there is an official BF3 link you might want to scour... and post to
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Here's the Minimum and Recommended system requirements:

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Minimum requirements for Battlefield 3

OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2 2.7 GHz
RAM: 2GB
Graphic card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher.
Graphics card memory: 512 MB
Sound card: DirectX compatibl sound card
Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version

Recommended system requirements for Battlefield 3

OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
RAM: 4GB
Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950.
Graphics card memory: 1 GB
Sound card: DirectX compatibl sound card
Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version
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bf3 uses around 90% of my I7 all 8 threads its normal
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what is your gpu % at?
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Hey guys, I did some more testing.

on ALL LOW AA/AF off AO off and everything I still get 30fps on chopper, but when Im looking where no ppl are like jet spawn I get 80-90 fps

I then tried going ultra, HBAO, everything max, and I still get like 50-70 fps looking out into jet spawn, the moment I turn around to where all the action is I freeze, drop to 5fps, then takes a while unfreeze 30fps, freeze again unfreeze.

If Im just in spawn running around taking off in heli on all ultra, I get around 30-40fps still, but the moment I see all the ppl on the map it lags

Pretty sure the CPU is hitting 100% there.

Oh and on all medium my GPU was doing around 30% when I used all ultra my GPU is constant 99%

Pretty sure I need a new CPU

a 4core black edition 120$ or 6core 160$

Trying to save money as it is though, but 2 extra cores would be nice, heck I think I'll go with 6 core
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Hey guys, I did some more testing.

on ALL LOW AA/AF off AO off and everything I still get 30fps on chopper, but when Im looking where no ppl are like jet spawn I get 80-90 fps

I then tried going ultra, HBAO, everything max, and I still get like 50-70 fps looking out into jet spawn, the moment I turn around to where all the action is I freeze, drop to 5fps, then takes a while unfreeze 30fps, freeze again unfreeze.

If Im just in spawn running around taking off in heli on all ultra, I get around 30-40fps still, but the moment I see all the ppl on the map it lags

Pretty sure the CPU is hitting 100% there.

Oh and on all medium my GPU was doing around 30% when I used all ultra my GPU is constant 99%

Pretty sure I need a new CPU

a 4core black edition 120$ or 6core 160$

Trying to save money as it is though, but 2 extra cores would be nice, heck I think I'll go with 6 core
That sounds really low even with a 3 core CPU. I think you are experiencing optimization/driver issues as opposed to CPU bottleneck, but to confirm or deny this try overlocking and underclocking your CPU a bit to see how much of an impact it has on framerates, if at all possible.
    
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post #9 of 15
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Argh that's alot of work, I'll try I can overclock my CPU by 2ghz more but I have it at a safezone now

http://www.techspot.com/review/448-b...nce/page7.html

I also just found this not sure if he was on caspian border or not, my fps is fine on the rush metro map

ya he was on rush map
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post #10 of 15
I have a gtx 560 ti overclocked and I run things fine on "auto" settings and they are "high". 1920x1080. I don't know what the fps is exactly though.

I'm fairly sure its your CPU because I got a 2500k at stock speeds.
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