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3.9-4.2 with boost GHZ
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3.9-4.2 with boost GHZ

That shouldn't be a bottleneck, really. Try OC'ing it to 4.5GHZ to see if your situation improves. If it does, then you have a CPU problem. If it doesn't, it's in the GPU.

My hunch is that your 660ti is holding you back, but it would be a good idea to do a simple overclock to check the CPU first. Would hate to drop $250-300 on a new card that isn't going to help. redface.gif
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post #13 of 18
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3.9-4.2 with boost GHZ


Well, to give you an idea, i'm starting to experience bottleneck with my 1090t @ 3,8ghz at the 70-90 ish FPS range.
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i dont think its a CPU bottleneck, at least not by the usage i get during gaming. i have 60-80% usgae on cpu and 80-99% on gpu. tho i have been told my 240 as ded. physx can hold back my 660ti
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i have benchmarks on my rig here on ocn
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3 GB... is worth it if you're doing 2560x1440 resolution, plus running a lot of Skyrim mods. That's where 2GB will not suffice.

even 3 GB is still worth it at 1080p due to the odd game here and there using up more VRAM than you might expect. You never know when the extra GB might come in handy.
     
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3 GB... is worth it if you're doing 2560x1440 resolution, plus running a lot of Skyrim mods. That's where 2GB will not suffice.
even 3 GB is still worth it at 1080p due to the odd game here and there using up more VRAM than you might expect. You never know when the extra GB might come in handy.


I'm quite positive that the 3gb of ram is more of a marketing trick than an actual necessity. The niche of people who might actually benefit from it is just too small.
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I'm quite positive that the 3gb of ram is more of a marketing trick than an actual necessity. The niche of people who might actually benefit from it is just too small.

Oh believe me, people do need it. the GTX 690, for all its power, is useless at multi-monitor resolutions of 1080p or higher because it doesn't really have 4GB total, it's actually split in 2 GB per GPU for mirroring purposes. that's one example.

it is true it is a niche, but i am part of that niche, seeing that most people are still on 1080p, whereas those on 1440/1600p is much less due to cheapest 1440p monitors still being at $400 or higher, starting with the Auria 27 inch monitor from Microcenter.


I'm just saying...
     
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