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Originally Posted by jeffdamann View Post
I ALWAYS run 24xeq Edge Detect Super Sample AA, 16X anisotropy, triple buffering,no vsync max mipmap, max everything.All settings set to Improve instead of Override... Why do you think I have 6gb VRAM?

I understand I shouldnt have bought these gpu's on a weak platform, but I was really expecting better from BD.

An example, I can use the above settings on the witcher 2 and bull around 75fps in 1080p W/O ubersampling, ubersampling KILLS my fps down to 25....
2gb* effective.

Go with a 2500k, clock it to 4.7, and call it a day.

BD will be worst than your current PH2. It's proven that BD is TERRIBLE when CPU bound in games. You will be extremely CPU bound with a CPU with such terrible IPC, running 3 6970s.
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You have 2GB of vram crossfire does not pool memory

Lol I automatically assumed, I believe you, but could you offer proof so I can read up on the subject?
    
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post #13 of 47
You would see an (mild) improvement with an overclocked 8150 but you will still be bottlenecked.
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post #14 of 47
just cos u have 3 cards does not mean u have a usable 6gb of vram .. we wish !

Your limited to 2gb of vram , which is plenty dont worry . You got 3x6970 cores for raw power , 2gb vram is plenty unless your playing in eyefinity with maxed out details u might struggle as you might reach your 2gb limit in some heavy games .

dont get the FX cpu , grab a 2600k and have some fun with those cards already .. i cant believe you have 3x6970's and what cpu ur using to run them @ 40% each LOL thats pretty funny .. Im dieng for tri fire 6970's but i guess its only the noobs with too much $$ that get all these things , and end up buying a phenom II to bottleneck all 3 cards ... makes baby jesus cry , it really does .
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AMD lied to its customers. If you want to run two or even three decently fast GPU's you need to upgrade to Intel, its just that simple. I wouldn't even use a single HD6970 or a single GTX580 with the faildozer.

BD with what you're planning will be a huge waste of money, unless you're TRYING to buy a bottleneck.
post #16 of 47
I think you should do the right thing and save a few bucks and build a I5 2500k for better performance and a lower price point I think you would be stupid to not... otherwise your just being a AMD fanboi
post #17 of 47
Nope, just ditch it and go with intel if you intend on running 3 of those babies.
post #18 of 47
You need the fastest CPU you can afford with 3x 6970s. If I were in your position I'd get a high end Sandy Bridge E when it comes out in 1-2 months.
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To be honest, right now, your cpu is prob. better for gaming than the fx 8150, and it will be that way until AMD get there (* Sarcastically*) SUPER bulldozer techs on a revision of them, right now, there is no place for the FX series in the gaming communities. stick with what you've got if you'r a hardcore AMD fan, and wait until AMD fix there shamble. OR just get an ivy bridge adaptable (GEN 3) Z68 Mobo and i5 2500k. Good Luck, and i hope you consider the intels like i did.... Amd<Intel D: Oh well
    
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Tell you what, if you want to put some money towards a CPU upgrade i'll buy one of those 6970's off you!
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