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Guys, i'm now 240 post behind here...lol. Whats the verdict on the 12.6 drivers ? I tried them now but having issues with one of my 2 cards always staying at 501 mhz... and its random which card does that even with upls off...
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Guys, i'm now 240 post behind here...lol. Whats the verdict on the 12.6 drivers ? I tried them now but having issues with one of my 2 cards always staying at 501 mhz... and its random which card does that even with upls off...

That's normal for multiple monitor setups. 

Alternatively you could try 12.7 Beta. 

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BF3 is a cpu hog. Check your CPU usage during gameplay. If it's at or near maxed out, chances are your GPUs aren't being fed well enough. Either OC or look to upgrade. Since you don't have a sig rig, it's hard to tell.
With my 3 7970s, I was only getting 70-80% GPU usage in BF3 on my 2500k @ 4.7ghz. I then changed platforms entirely and went with the X79/3930k @ 4.6ghz and all 3 cards are @ max gpu usage.
Also, another thing to do is to reboot before playing BF3. I've noticed sometimes when my GPU usage isn't right, it's better if I reboot and clear out any processes that may take up proc cycles. It helps me sometimes... especially with the 2500k, when I actually needed all the power I could get.
With 1 GPU, a 2500k or even an older i5 or i7 would be just fine for BF3, including even the AMD Phenom Quad/Hex cores, if they're clocked high enough...
When you move beyond 2 GPUs, X79 is pretty much necessary with BF3. A 2600k would be cutting it close.
This is my CPU usage on my 3930k when it was only @ 4.4ghz with my 3 7970s @ 1125/1575
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ok i been arguing with someone else on this (single gpu Q)

I love BF3 (its my favorite game and i play Multiplayer which really is hard on the cpu in 64 player maps)
answer me this if you can.

I5/I7 (four cores @ 4.5Ghz) vs 1100T/FX8150 (six/eight cores @ 4.2GHz) playing (BF3, 1080P, ULTRA, 64 ppl in multiplay) with a SINGLE GPU (gtx680 or amd 7970)

who wins the lowest MIN FRAME RATE
    
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That's normal for multiple monitor setups. 
Alternatively you could try 12.7 Beta. 

It didn't do that with 12.3/12.4 u see, it also is having problems "settling down". Keep jumping from 300 mhz to 880 all the time... I'll give it a go for some days and we'll see smile.gif
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ok i been arguing with someone else on this (single gpu Q)
I love BF3 (its my favorite game and i play Multiplayer which really is hard on the cpu in 64 player maps)
answer me this if you can.
I5/I7 (four cores @ 4.5Ghz) vs 1100T/FX8150 (six/eight cores @ 4.2GHz) playing (BF3, 1080P, ULTRA, 64 ppl in multiplay) with a SINGLE GPU (gtx680 or amd 7970)
who wins the lowest MIN FRAME RATE

The 680 has always been better at BF3. The 7970 starts to get even when you get in to high res like 1600p+.

So since you are comparing 1080p the 680 will be a clear winner there in BF3. I can't find a review site that shows otherwise.
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The 680 has always been better at BF3. The 7970 starts to get even when you get in to high res like 1600p+.
So since you are comparing 1080p the 680 will be a clear winner there in BF3. I can't find a review site that shows otherwise.

the 580 is capping the frame rates so we cant see which CPU is actually better


we need the 680 (hopefully OVERCLOCKED) so it will not bottleneck the frame rates


many people say BF3 is only 4 core (4 threads total)

if you have a 3930K (six core @ 4.5GHz) and you have a 3770K (four core @ 4.5GHz) BOTH WITH HT DISABLED!

then will the 3930K have higher frame rates anywhere (besides the improved memory b/w)


let me know


what im getting at is.

if its really four threads or not (people are saying alt-tab) showing 12 threads is a LIE
that is just the task schedular splitting it up and not to believe that (which might be a valid point)

so only way to test is take that 3930K (six core with HT disabled) and compare it to the 3770K OR EVEN BETTER
just disable two cores on the 3930K and let us know what happened

that would be better yet
    
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BF3 uses about 4 of my 8 cores, so... 

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BF3 uses about 4 of my 8 cores, so... 

it uses all SIX on my 1090T
evenly distributed and all about 80%

there was no other process going on from windows that took more then 3%
    
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it uses all SIX on my 1090T
evenly distributed and all about 80%
there was no other process going on from windows that took more then 3%

The resource manager shows that BF3 uses about 80%?

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The resource manager shows that BF3 uses about 80%?

simple check with amd six core and eight core or intel six core (not talking about HT fake cores)

run BF3 benchmark

boot into bios

disable TWO CORES

run benchmark



POST FINDINGS

simple enough and sounds interesting right?
    
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