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Sorry for delays here. In all honesty overclocking the CPU makes a diff. My buddy recently bought a new rig with a GTX 680 (single) and a 3930k and he seems to have better overall min framerates than me on a 1600x1200 CRT. IMO the better the processor the better your rig. I am really strongly considering upgrading to a 3770k.
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I have my 3570K @ 4.6Ghz with 7970s @ Stock and in MP big maps i feel like CPU is holding them back. This is @ 2560x1440 where GPU is more important. I am also wondering if HT help.
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I have a 3770K and dual 670 FTW's and i am usually over 100fps and i have not honestly seen it drop below 60 frames during my short multiplayer stints in BF3.

I play at 1920x1080 with everything maxed but i know most OCN members here play at a much higher resolution so i am only sharing with you my experiences so far.

I've had my 3770K at various overclocks from 4.5GHZ to as little as 4.1GHz then back to stock speeds and the difference seems minimal at least to my eyes.
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Tis why i'd rather just spend the extra $100 bucks and grab the i7 in the first place
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My friend's purchase of a 3930k with a single GTX 680 has convinced me that CPU limitations are abundant. I wish I'd gone X79 platform because the news coming out about Haswell is not overly promising. Sadly X79 is much more expensive.. but I think I'll be trying to upgrade to a 3770k set it to 4.5 and call it a day. It would seem that Planetside 2 especially is limited. I have another thread going... his FPS rarely dip below 80~ he says.. mine dip down to 40~. There is an interesting indicator on their FPS meter that says [CPU] or [GPU] depending on which is bottlenecking it at the time and mine sits at [CPU] forever..very rarely going to GPU.

I suppose I should expect this having $800 in GPU and $220 worth of CPU. *shrug*
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My friend's purchase of a 3930k with a single GTX 680 has convinced me that CPU limitations are abundant. I wish I'd gone X79 platform because the news coming out about Haswell is not overly promising. Sadly X79 is much more expensive.. but I think I'll be trying to upgrade to a 3770k set it to 4.5 and call it a day. It would seem that Planetside 2 especially is limited. I have another thread going... his FPS rarely dip below 80~ he says.. mine dip down to 40~. There is an interesting indicator on their FPS meter that says [CPU] or [GPU] depending on which is bottlenecking it at the time and mine sits at [CPU] forever..very rarely going to GPU.
I suppose I should expect this having $800 in GPU and $220 worth of CPU. *shrug*

Yeah but spending 2 x the mount for 3930K +MB is harsh.
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I get 80 -130 FPS with my two 670's @ 2560 x 1600. They are also overclocked....... Have you tried overclocking the cards?
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i have noticed in quite a few threads that the more threads you have seem to result in better performance on bf3. for example a lot of people use a decent video card but pair it with an i3 and the game barely runs. not to boast but with my 3930k and 670 i get around 80 at all times


I get around 60-80 at all times with my 1090t thumb.gif
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I get 80 -130 FPS with my two 670's @ 2560 x 1600. They are also overclocked....... Have you tried overclocking the cards?

My cards are OC'd. I run 100+ a lot.

Right now: My i5-3570k is at 4.4ghz and my 670's are both at +50 core and +202 memory.

My GPU's are not what is bottlenecking the system.

With every single setting on Planetside 2 on high with ambient occlusion, etc.. it has a FPS meter that reads out "GPU" or "CPU" as the bottleneck, and it says CPU almost the entire time (occasionally with all settings on high it says GPU in massive fights with lightning) but if i turn that down.. it's CPU 100% of the time.

Overclocking the GPU's at this point is irrelevant as they barely get over 60% load.



And to the 1090t, that is great. I get 100+ almost always..and dip to 80 sometimes. I dunno what you are trying to prove but my i5-3570k certainly does better than that. I think more cores do help, but you might want to try overclocking the hell out of it to see if you get significantly better minimum FPS.
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BF3 maxed out without MSAA (FXAA instead) for me I get at 6000x1080 I get around 60fps. My cards are OC'd (see sig).

this was on the 301.42WHQL though..havent tried with latest beta driver.
     
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