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I am in the same boat as you. Mine are performing around 30-50 at times. Thinking about upgrading as well. Course you could go the Crossfire route.
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Originally Posted by lolmont View Post
Well the only game I'm not happy with in frame rate is battlefield 3 so I think I can wait. I had a 6800 Ultra from early 2005 all the way to 2009 so I'm a good waiter.
overclock the gfx card?
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If i had to put money on it, id say pnoozis lack of RAM is having a far greater bottleneck than his CPU. Cant imagine an i5 at 4GHz can bottleneck 1 card
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Hate to tell you this but if thats the SIG RIG computer thats givign you bad frame rates then I believe your CPU is bottlenecking.


My sig rig is what I am playing BF3 on and im getting a 63 FPS average (min 58 max 80) during any game on BF3 on ultra maxed settings.

This could also be an nvidia driver issue. Ive seen a LOT more people on nvidia machines complaining of crashes and the like.

AMD too but it seems to be a lot more Nvidia. I'd try the latest drivers. If that doesn't work I'd upgrade to a newer CPU (And knowing intel that means new motherboard too)
I think it's just a matter of AMD cards performing better on BF3 than their Nvidia counterparts. Maybe this is related to VRAM?

Actually... hmmm... AMD performs better on "high" but on "ultra" AMD cards fall behind... are you sure you're getting 58-80 FPS?
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ance,3063.html

By the way, I have since updated my sig rig to reflect my recent purchase of a second GTX 570 and an increase of 4GB of RAM.
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Q4-2011
Release of OEM mobile GPU series

Q1-Q2 2012
Release of OEM desktop GPU series
Release of mainstream HD 78xx

Q3 2012
Release of high-end HD79xx

HD79xx is on PCI-E 3.0 designs + XDR RAM which is x2 faster than DDR5.


So people like us who have PCI-E 2.0 board only, there are no benefits of getting HD 79xx series unless you have a PCI-E 3.0 board. I didn't say it won't work, it will just be bottlenecked by your motherboard PCI-E 2.0 bandwidth.

Release periods are just my estimate.

Kaboom here comes Ivy Bridge + PCI-E 3.0 + PCI-E 3.0 capable CPU.
Edited by djriful - 10/28/11 at 11:44pm
 
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I've heard Q1 2012. Should be fun, I'm waiting for the GTX 680 personally.
 
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AMD stated in the Q3 quarterly conference call that 28 nm GPUs will ship for revenue in Q4. Now this is a bit ambiguous since they don't say whether it will release on Q4 or what those 28 nm GPUs are. The rumors said they are aiming for December second week launch, but it might be they did not hit it so they are now saying simply "ship for revenue" meaning the launch slipped to January.

This leaves the question of what 28 nm GPUs are released first. AMD demoed a mobile GPU, but historically neither AMD or Nvidia has ever released mobile GPUs first, while both have demoed lower end cards first even if they later launched the high end in the first wave.

It's more than likely that the first out of the oven are 28nm Cayman shrinks, kinda like the 6800 series in this generation. But that's just speculation at this point, only AMD themselves know the situation at this point. It might as well be 7900 series, if they even go with that naming scheme this time around. I highly doubt it could be any other scenario than these two.

Personally I'm expecting 7970 to be around 25-50% faster than 6970, while consuming less power due to smaller chip.
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