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even though your GPU ueage would be pegged at 99%??


Try running GTA 4 with your dual core and you'll see how severe your cpu can hold you back. Games will need both the cpu and gpu to perform to get you a great experience. When one of them is lacking, you'll notice something is wrong. Most people see the gpu as a limitation as its becoming a bigger factor but the cpu is still very much involved. I'm sure you can find a quad core that can net you better results or better yet, lga1155 cpu are priced nicely and the p67 boards are still very good and priced extremely well.

If you have a friend that has a quad core cpu, take your card to him/her and compare performance. Still, most would recommend a quad core for max performance especially at 1920x1080.

Try lowering your resolution to see if it makes a difference.
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here is a shot at my temps under a maxed out Heaven 3.0 run @ 1920X1080

only +20% power limit and custom fan curve


Edited by tx-jose - 9/4/12 at 11:21pm
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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

http://bf3blog.com/battlefield-3-system-requirements/

Meeting "minimum requirements" doesn't guarantee you the best performance. I still see it as a factor mate, might want to start saving for a cpu or new platform upgrade.
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here is a shot at my temps under a maxed out Heaven 3.0 run @ 1920X1080

only +20% power limit


That's just a teeny TINY bit lower than I scored with my 7970 at stock with my i3 2120 at 3.1GHz. So yeah, its a CPU limitation. Same GPU with my i5, same clock speeds, its a solid 5+ FPS higher and overclocking shows even larger improvements.
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could it be the drivers??

here is a run I did the day i got it at 1065Mhz on 12.8 drivers

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could it be the drivers??

here is a run I did the day i got it at 1065Mhz on 12.8 drivers


It's not drivers. You're still a tad lower than it should be, and that's simply because Heaven shows lower results with a dual core (even if it has HT). It's not much, but just a few frames. Your results are about on par with what you should expect.

Have you thought about investing in an i5 or i7? I'm sure you can find one used pretty cheap for 1156.
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It's not drivers. You're still a tad lower than it should be, and that's simply because Heaven shows lower results with a dual core (even if it has HT). It's not much, but just a few frames. Your results are about on par with what you should expect.
Have you thought about investing in an i5 or i7? I'm sure you can find one used pretty cheap for 1156.

Waiting for reviews of the MSI Z77 Mpower....

3770K will be ordered Friday
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Waiting for reviews of the MSI Z77 Mpower....
3770K will be ordered Friday

you don't need a 3770k . a 2500k or 3570k is fine. heck even a 3450 is enough. are you near a microcenter. cause there are some unbelievable deals to grab.

http://microcenter.com/product/354589/Core_i5_2500K_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor

sorry microcenter seems to very far from your location.
Edited by raghu78 - 9/4/12 at 11:33pm
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you don't need a 3770k . a 2500k or 3570k is fine. heck even a 3450 is enough. are you near a microcenter. cause there are some unbelievable deals to grab.
http://microcenter.com/product/354589/Core_i5_2500K_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor
check out the nearest microcenter. even if its an hour drive it might be worth even after fuel costs . thumb.gif
Closest micro is 6+ hrs away

i dont need the 3770K i want it. because I plan on a 2nd 7950
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you don't need a 3770k . a 2500k or 3570k is fine. heck even a 3450 is enough. are you near a microcenter. cause there are some unbelievable deals to grab.
http://microcenter.com/product/354589/Core_i5_2500K_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor
check out the nearest microcenter. even if its an hour drive it might be worth even after fuel costs . thumb.gif
Closest micro is 6+ hrs away

i dont need the 3770K i want it. because I plan on a 2nd 7950

For gaming alone, the 3570k is plenty for crossfire (or a 2500k). The 3770k (or 2600k / 2700k) are only useful if you will actually USE those extra threads, which gaming only will not do right now.
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