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Well, you are on a Clarkdale dual core. BF3 does REALLY like multi core processors (it even uses all 8 cores of a Bulldozer or all 8 threads on an i7). It could very easily be your old duallie.

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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.

so if it uses all 8 thread on the 3770 why not go for it?

I do some video editing and quite a bit of encoding as well. But Ill contemplate the 3570K
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Well, you are on a Clarkdale dual core. BF3 does REALLY like multi core processors (it even uses all 8 cores of a Bulldozer or all 8 threads on an i7). It could very easily be your old duallie.

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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

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.

so if it uses all 8 thread on the 3770 why not go for it?

I do some video editing and quite a bit of encoding as well. But Ill contemplate the 3570K

Then nevermind. Shoot for the i7. wink.gif
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For all those users who have a HD 7950 / HD 7970 CF and are playing Guild wars 2 , AMD released the 12.8 CAP 2 which improves Guild Wars 2 performance. thumb.gif

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/crossfirex-app-profiles.aspx
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so if it uses all 8 thread on the 3770 why not go for it?
I do some video editing and quite a bit of encoding as well. But Ill contemplate the 3570K

So you finally opened your eyes wink.gif\. 2700k/2600k is also pretty good and you can find them for $100 less than a new 3770k, I decided to keep my 2700k and sell the 3770k i have incoming. Was an impulse buy, but I'm pretty happy with the 2700k.

Now about that pesky gpu upgrade with three screens for my rig biggrin.gif
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New Cap Yesterday.

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonaiw_vista64.aspx
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New profiles added to this release:
- Guide Wars 2 – Improves games performance.

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For all those users who have a HD 7950 / HD 7970 CF and are playing Guild wars 2 , AMD released the 12.8 CAP 2 which improves Guild Wars 2 performance. thumb.gif
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/crossfirex-app-profiles.aspx

I've never used CAP's before, I always thought they were for CrossFire only?

Is it worthwhile installing this given the only game I really play is GW2 and I'm using a single 7950?
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I've never used CAP's before, I always thought they were for CrossFire only?
Is it worthwhile installing this given the only game I really play is GW2 and I'm using a single 7950?

yeah CAP improves single GPU performance too in a few games. install it.
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Sapphire 7950 Vapor-X OC at 1050/1500Mhz VDDC 1150

MAX VRAM temp was at 62c


I have a quick question for you OC wizards. The VDDC "max safe" is that determined by VRAM temperature or something else? What would be the max safe VDDC? I dont think I wanna go any higher than 1150 given what I googled briefly.


Thanks everyone :3
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So can anyone achieve 1050mhz of OC on stock voltage?


My 7950 can do it.
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Sapphire 7950 Vapor-X OC at 1050/1500Mhz VDDC 1150
MAX VRAM temp was at 62c
I have a quick question for you OC wizards. The VDDC "max safe" is that determined by VRAM temperature or something else? What would be the max safe VDDC? I dont think I wanna go any higher than 1150 given what I googled briefly.
Thanks everyone :3

your core clock can definitely be pushed to 1150 Mhz . monitor both core and VRM temps. Try with 1175 VDDC you should be able to easily hit 1150 - 1200 Mhz. the max VDDC is around 1.3 - 1.35v. But you don't need to worry. What matters is the temperatures of the chip and VRM. good luck thumb.gif
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