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Kepler and Ivy Bridge falling short in BF3?

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I have the EVGA GTX 680 (reference) and the new i7 3770k. I had a Phenom ii x4 965 before and noticed my framerate was anywhere from 40-65, not the 70+ I was expecting. It was more consistantly below 60, which shouldn't be happening in a $500 video card. Also I've been noticing a lot of tearing when turning. So i decided it was probably the CPU bottlenecking, and went to get the latest and greatest Ivy Bridge for full pci-e 3.0 support and hoping to get the best results possible, however, my results are the same! Am i missing something? I'm fairly certain all the latest drivers are installed, so I can't figure out what's going on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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most people don't understand that you don't need top of the line cpu to get good fps, bf3 does not hammer your cpu as much as your gpu.

a simple system like a lga 775 q9550 with a mild over clock, 8gb of ram, ssd and two. gtx 470's will get well over 100fps.. look into SLI and a faster hard drive.
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two. gtx 470's will get well over 100fps.. look into SLI and a faster hard drive.
Well that depends on what resolution and settings you're talking about.
What are the settings do you play on Ninja?
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I have the EVGA GTX 680 (reference) and the new i7 3770k. I had a Phenom ii x4 965 before and noticed my framerate was anywhere from 40-65, not the 70+ I was expecting. It was more consistantly below 60, which shouldn't be happening in a $500 video card. Also I've been noticing a lot of tearing when turning. So i decided it was probably the CPU bottlenecking, and went to get the latest and greatest Ivy Bridge for full pci-e 3.0 support and hoping to get the best results possible, however, my results are the same! Am i missing something? I'm fairly certain all the latest drivers are installed, so I can't figure out what's going on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

You don't need a 3770K to get smooth FPS in BF3. A 2500K or 3570K would be more than sufficient.

In your sig it says you have a 23" monitor, so I'm assuming you are playing at 1080P with 1 monitor. In that case, a single 680 should be getting well over 60 FPS. Even before I got my 680, I was getting 70 FPS at 1080P with everything maxed with an overclocked 580.
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Well i play on 1920x1080 settings are on ultra. I have 8GB RAM (g.skill ripjaws 1333mhz) and a 1 TB HDD with a 3Gbps transfer speed, but i'm not sure how that would affect in game performance.
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a single 680 should be getting well over 60 FPS.
That's what i thought...
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4GB RAM could very well be holding you back if you have other processes taking up resources. BF3 on Ultra takes right at 2GB system RAM for me at all times. with a 64 bit operating system you are pushing the extreme limits, if your signature is accurate.
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With my specs I get 67-100 fps. You my friend have some terrible frame rates. New HDD would be good.
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Yeah, something isn't quite right...

At 1080p, that GPU and CPU should eat BF3 up. Even the HDD shouldn't cause problems, I run BF3 off of my HDD with no issues.

Strange. I'd suggest a driver issue, but aren't there only 1 or 2 680 compatible drivers atm anyway? Sorry, don't know what to suggest.

When you got your new CPU and mobo, you did a fresh windows install, right???
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4GB RAM could very well be holding you back if you have other processes taking up resources. BF3 on Ultra takes right at 2GB system RAM for me at all times. with a 64 bit operating system you are pushing the extreme limits, if your signature is accurate.

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