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False. If you buy a 250$ intel chip only to play BF3 you are victim of the marketing.
The op plays at 1280x1024 which is extremely cpu dependent.
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The op plays at 1280x1024 which is extremely cpu dependent.

So you are telling that the CPU will do worse at 1280x1024 than at 1680x1050?
Got anything to support this statement? I am sceptical.
post #23 of 50
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So you are telling that the CPU will do worse at 1280x1024 than at 1680x1050?
Got anything to support this statement? I am sceptical.
Yeah just let me find some athlon 64 x2 dual core 6400 with a 670..
If you do not think that cpu is a bottleneck, well that just stupid.
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post #24 of 50
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Yeah just let me find some athlon 64 x2 dual core 6400 with a 670..
If you do not think that cpu is a bottleneck, well that just stupid.


Check the benchmark a second time.
post #25 of 50
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So you are telling that the CPU will do worse at 1280x1024 than at 1680x1050?
Got anything to support this statement? I am sceptical.

I've got something
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All of the calculations that the CPU needs to do remain static regardless of the resolution. This is because the internal calculation process that the CPU has to do inside a game is dependent on what goes on in the game, and not how big the screen is.

As your resolution gets larger, the GPU has to render more pixels which affects performance. Simply put the larger the resolution, the more powerful your GPU needs to be to keep equal framerates with the same settings.

That means, that as your resolution gets the larger, the less the CPU matters to bottleneck. No matter the resolution, CPU load stays the same, while GPU load increases.
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Lower resolutions are easy for graphics cards, so the limiting factor is how fast your CPU can calculate data (But you still get freakishly high FPS)
post #26 of 50
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Check the benchmark a second time.
I did and once again there is NO athlon 64 x2 dual core 6400. Plus the resolution is a big difference.
I think you are confused. Are you one of those AMD guys that swears up and down that I am bashing your cpu's by saying the OP would be better off with something that is better? Because that's not the case. There is no reason having a high end gpu with a old cpu and a low resolution monitor. He should return it and upgrade everything, and the best thing to do is get a 7770 with a 2500k.
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I've got something
There you go.
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I did and once again there is NO athlon 64 x2 dual core 6400. Plus the resolution is a big difference.
I think you are confused. Are you one of those AMD guys that swears up and down that I am bashing your cpu's by saying the OP would be better off with something that is better? Because that's not the case. There is no reason having a high end gpu with a old cpu and a low resolution monitor. He should return it and upgrade everything, and the best thing to do is get a 7770 with a 2500k.
There you go.
Indeed, that's what I first stated. But OP just ignored it. I'm not sure if this thread is serious or not. He says that he wants to avoid upgrading the board (I assume money trouble), but suddenly he can afford a 3930k.

Then the AMD guys starts jumping on the Intel recommendations even though you can't really argue against Intel being better for gaming.
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post #28 of 50
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I've got something


What your quote says is that there is no correlation between the CPU load and the resolution. Your logic is flawed if you think that there is actually one.




......
What i'm trying to say is that BF3 is more GPU dependant than CPU dependent.
post #29 of 50
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What your quote says is that there is no correlation between the CPU load and the resolution. Your logic is flawed if you think that there is actually one.
......
What i'm trying to say is that BF3 is more GPU dependant than CPU dependent.

Actually, they are correct. The lower the resolution, the more CPU dependent it becomes. redface.gif

I tried Bf3 with a Phenom II 555 at 1280x720 and it was barely playable.

I can't provide proof because I don't have the 555 installed on this system, but it's not something you can't test by yourself.
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A 7970 with an athlon x4 645 did 62 fps

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-7970-cpu-scaling-performance-review/9
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