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Think ps2 is one of the few phyx games, maybe throw an old card in for dedi phyx and see if you gain some frames first? That's a big chunk of cash
Planetside 2 does NOT use PhysX- yet. It was enabled in beta(and did awesome things for the game) but caused monumental issues so it's been disabled until they get it working properly.
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Oddly enough, that FX of yours seems to keep pace pretty well compared to numbers I've seen from 3930Ks. Does anyone know how thread-optimized PS2 is? I'm only a few days from ordering my new rig, and need a well-rounded system for the massive amount of game types I play. But of what I do play, PS2 seems to be my biggest concern, because of the freakin' lack of optimization.

The FX-8350 is a VERY good gaming chip, especially for games that can use 6-8 cores. The game can take advantage of at least 6 cores, because the recommended requirements under AMD suggest "AMD 6-core or better CPU". It might even be able to use all 8. Plus they come stock @ 4 GHz (4.2 GHz turbo) and you can overclock the heck out of them. 4.4 - 4.6 GHz isn't all that uncommon even with a good air cooler, and 5+ GHz on water is very common as well. I played PS2 yesterday when I was at stock 4 GHz, haven't fired it up yet since I OCed to 4.3 last night.

I know this gets posted A LOT, but just in case you missed it:

Rundown: the i5's and i7's did slightly better in games like Crysis, but when they tested other games like Metro 2033, Trine 2, and others, the 8350 killed them. It started beating the i5's and i7's even in Crysis though when they turned up the resolution - the 8350 excels at higher resolutions such as 1440p. Also, if you're recording or streaming, it seems the extra power available from the extra cores in the 8350 lead to much better performance over the Intels they tested.

I know every time this video is posted anywhere, the fanboys always flood in and say it's BS. But like he says in the video, don't be a fanboy; nobody likes fanboys. Unless you've tested BOTH chips yourself like they did in the video (or in this case 4 different chips), then you have no first hand experience to base your claims off of.
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+1. Even with a mere single GTX 660 (non Ti), it reports that my CPU is the bottleneck. This is a known issue, and thus more and better cards aren't going to help anything at this point.

By all means, get another GTX 680 if it makes you feel better and you have the cash to throw around. It's not, however, going to give you much (if any) performance boost in this game in its current state. Maybe after they optimize it to use more GPU and offload the CPU some more it will help to have SLi 680's. Just my $0.02.

Oddly enough, that FX of yours seems to keep pace pretty well compared to numbers I've seen from 3930Ks. Does anyone know how thread-optimized PS2 is? I'm only a few days from ordering my new rig, and need a well-rounded system for the massive amount of game types I play. But of what I do play, PS2 seems to be my biggest concern, because of the freakin' lack of optimization.

Capable of 6 threads, but it won't push them all to the limit. I average 40-50% usage on my 8320 at 5, with GPU usage on both my 6970s at 40-45%.
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Think ps2 is one of the few phyx games, maybe throw an old card in for dedi phyx and see if you gain some frames first? That's a big chunk of cash

Considering this game doesn't max out ANY of our hardware (I say this specific to this forum), PhysX may have a minimal performance impact. My 2700K runs around 40% usage regularly, and my GTX 680 around 80% at 1440p. I've got room, and if not I'll throw in a dedicated GTX 560 to the job.
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We really don't like the TR...
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We really don't like that the TR won't share their cherry taquitos...

Try asking nicely next time.....

Bullies....
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Man, I suck at this game... Everything everyone is discussing in this thread is going over my head...
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Man, I suck at this game... Everything everyone is discussing in this thread is going over my head...

Takes time to figure everything out. Planetside two has ALOT to offer.
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Man, I suck at this game... Everything everyone is discussing in this thread is going over my head...

Do yourself a favor and join a outfit and get first hand experience, ask question, get training (if they have it) and you'll get the best reception of this game. Also try out every class! You will find which one you like most.
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Do yourself a favor and join a outfit and get first hand experience, ask question, get training (if they have it) and you'll get the best reception of this game. Also try out every class! You will find which one you like most.

Yeah, I planned on it(but then the terrible game of Far Cry 3 is somehow keeping my interest, it's like a re-skinned Assassins Creed 3), though I don't even know how the squads/platoons work. Is there only 1 platoon per server? or multiple?

Do you all play on the same server?
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