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Its not your CPU at all, it would boost to 3.9Ghz which is easily enough. The physx even brings my overclocked GTX 680 to its knees in some gun fights. Get another 660ti and you will be set. thumb.gif
post #22 of 25
I'm going to break with the general sentiment and random interjections seen in this thread and tell you that I'm 100% positive that at least SOME of 'the problem' IS your CPU.

Well, to be more precise, it's the game's usage of your CPU.

What I mean is ... there's nothing 'wrong' with your CPU, but the fact is, regardless of how much CPU power you have (obviously, more is better), if you have a high-end GPU, Borderlands 2 will get horribly CPU-bottlenecked in various areas of the game. These slowdowns to 30-40 fps are most likely due to badly optimized code that runs on the CPU. Possibly the portion of the physX code that runs on the CPU (regardless of whether you have an nV card), but I'm not 100% sure since physX can't be turned completely off IFAIK.

Lowering PhysX to Low will help out a bit with these slowdowns, but not alleviate them entirely.

OC'ing your CPU will definitely help as well.

In case you're wondering how I know this, it's because I already tested it out, and posted the answer to the question at hand
Edited by brettjv - 11/14/12 at 11:11pm
    
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I don't see if they made a game that a 2700k isn't enough for (to max), that..

A. They'd have less sales as computers running 3930K's aren't cheap
B. They'd get a lot more console sales (Which is baaaad)
C. Get complaints..
D. It'd probably be a pretty badly coded game also.
 
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Even with my 2700k at 5ghz CPU physX on high causes fps dips
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Even with my 2700k at 5ghz CPU physX on high causes fps dips

Turn CPU physX on medium then? thumb.gif
Orrr, get a GTS250 at LEAST and run PhysX off that.
So happy, I'm getting a 550ti used for around $60-$70 hopefully. The guy wants a fair bit as he paid $150 for it *a year ago*

EDIT: wow, must be a bad coded game then... That is an intense slowdown on even a 2700k.
I won't be buying this! That's for sure! tongue.gif
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