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I'm getting an asus 5970 from a friend on Friday. I currently have a q6600@2.7, 4 gigs ddr2, gtx 460 1gig, and a 650i mobo. My main focus for getting the card will be for bf3 and bc2. With my 460, it doesn't run bf3 so hot, maybe like 20-40 fps on low lol.. I'm hoping to run bf3 on all medium, 4xaa, 16xaf, and ultra textures. Do you guys think this is realistic for this card and my system? I know she's getting old but I don't wanna upgrade just yet.

Pay no attention to my system in sig, gotta edit it. I have only one 460
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lol @ incorrect system hehe,

ummmm 5970 eh

well 2x 460's would have bested the 5970

but not the single one

you should see a decent increase in performance, granted, I know nothing of AMD Drivers these days....

But Im wondering if you may be at the Bottleneck as it is..

processor could be holding you back in the first place
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Overclock your Q6600 to 3.5-4ghz wink.gif

At that speed it will bottleneck

If i played BF3 (maxed out) with my old 5770 you will play BF3 with the 5970 wink.gif
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what is the EXACT motherboard you are using?

which 650i is it?

werent there some still with PCIE 1.1?

if its not PCIE 2.0 then big bottleneck for sure

since your name is Geforce man you should just sell the ati card and and maybe start planning a platform upgrade =?

Its highly possible that the 650i board will give you trouble while overclocking, also your memory is unknown and could easily limit you as well.

Loosen the timing on the ram, like big time loose lol - get the lowest multi on the CPU and Lowest Memory speed u can set it to, and see how high you can get your FSB up to.

I cna have a feeling the motherboard wont like too much FSB so you may be out of luck on the overclocking to 3.4 portion of all this
Edited by StormX2 - 5/9/12 at 8:56am
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what is the EXACT motherboard you are using?
which 650i is it?
werent there some still with PCIE 1.1?
if its not PCIE 2.0 then big bottleneck for sure


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Overclock your Q6600 to 3.5-4ghz wink.gif
At that speed it will bottleneck
If i played BF3 (maxed out) with my old 5770 you will play BF3 with the 5970 wink.gif


Lol the highest I can go is 2.7. My board sucks at overclocking...

I just want playable frames, if I can get 60 constant I'd be happy
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im gonna have ot say no..

the 460 should be able to get you 60 frames..

but if i am not mistaken your PCIe bandwidth is severely limiting your GPU.

Looks to be time to move on.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Geforce man View Post

Lol the highest I can go is 2.7. My board sucks at overclocking...
I just want playable frames, if I can get 60 constant I'd be happy

you increased vCore?
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Originally Posted by StormX2 View Post

im gonna have ot say no..
the 460 should be able to get you 60 frames..
but if i am not mistaken your PCIe bandwidth is severely limiting your GPU.
Looks to be time to move on.

60 frames not but playable frames (35-50) yes wink.gif
post #9 of 10
got me, i threw in my 2 cents, im not authority on this but i think this is bit more than just higher OC and beefier card

GL

Throw the card in, and see what happens lol

Hopefully you have enough Powersupply to handle it
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Quote:
Originally Posted by StormX2 View Post

what is the EXACT motherboard you are using?
which 650i is it?
werent there some still with PCIE 1.1?
if its not PCIE 2.0 then big bottleneck for sure

only 5% lost in performance w/ 680 GTX
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI-Express_Scaling/1.html
for sure could be screen or CPU
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