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I ran across this on reddit. http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/11yc9a/nvidia_gw2_is_heavily_cpuboundthe_biggest/ It's someone at nvidia saying that Guild Wars 2 is heavily CPU and not GPU bound. So I was wondering if someone with a FX-8350 or a highly overclocked FX-8150 could give me their frame rate in the Black Citadel at the Diessa Gate Waypoint with everything maxed except MSAA disabled, FXAA can be enabled. I picked this location because it's worst frame rate area that I've run across in GW2. I ask because I'm trying to get an idea how much of a frame rate improvement it would be from my 3.8 GHz AMD 955 CPU. Also could you state your CPU and GPU and resolution, just for reference.

I get around 30 fps with my GTX 460 v2 @ 1680x1050.



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Open task manager, download Msi afterburner. Play GW2, when the frame rates start dropping, minimize GW2 and look at the graphs for CPU or GPU usage. This will tell you if your CPU or GPU is our current bottleneck. If it's CPU, you can bump your graphics settings up a bit with no negative impact on frame rates. wink.gif

I have a 8120@4.3 ghz and a 6870, and a 8350 on the way but not GW, otherwise I'd help you out.
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Open task manager, download Msi afterburner. Play GW2, when the frame rates start dropping, minimize GW2 and look at the graphs for CPU or GPU usage. This will tell you if your CPU or GPU is our current bottleneck. If it's CPU, you can bump your graphics settings up a bit with no negative impact on frame rates. wink.gif
I have a 8120@4.3 ghz and a 6870, and a 8350 on the way but not GW, otherwise I'd help you out.

Ya I've done that. Only one of the cores shows significant usage, the other 3 show about 50%. But also if reduce in game settings in that spot the frame rate is largely changed as well. It's weird.
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Bumping this request since people seem to be getting their FX-83x0's. smile.gif
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This is, again, just another example of why AMD is at a continued disadvantage in gaming benchmarks. These idiotic developers continue to NOT optimize games for more than 2-3 threads. It's 2012 for god's sake, how about we use AT LEAST 4 cores.

I'll run the game tomorrow when I get setup, although I don't think I got as far as you are (only level 30).
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Multi-threaded programming can be complicated and challenging. It is not some light thing you ask for. I will agree that that is the direction we should strive to move in. I would just ask you perhaps demonstrate a bit more respect for developers instead of looking at the problem solely from a consumer's point of view.
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You playing at 1680x1050.This make it even more cpu bound game.
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Castaa did you read this? http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/guild-wars-2-performance-benchmark,3268-7.html

Ya I did but I think their testing methodology is questionable.
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Castaa I have the FX-4100 and I'll tell you that when I OC it to 4.4 Ghz I see an average gain of 13 FPS across the board in Guild Wars 2. I just can't get stable at 4.4 because my MB sucks. I'm probably going to settle on a 4.2 OC on this and get around an 8 FPS gain.

Cheers.
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