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Anyone know for sure how many cores this game can make use of. I looked at task manager but i can't seem to get a definite answer from it. Here is a pic of my task manager when Far Cry is up.



I ask because if i am not making use of all six of my cores, I will disable 2 of them and use my 4 core/ 5ghz overclock. It almost seems that this game does get a good boost from higher cpu clocks. I have yet to get a good gpu overclock that doesn't crash. I just want a constant 60 and are pretty darn close.
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wait you dont get 60fps with the 3930k and 680 sli?!?!?!
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wait you dont get 60fps with the 3930k and 680 sli?!?!?!
very rarely do i drop below 60 with 4x aa but with 8x it sometimes a little lower. I really want a constant 60 with absolutely every thing max(8x aa) I have seen people with really low fps in this game. Seems sli isn't scaling very well.I got it to work with nvidia inspector. All i really want to know is what is going to give me the biggest fps boost, cpu or gpu.
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Do you have hyper threading turned on? blinksmiley.gif I thought HT hurt performance in games?
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Do you have hyper threading turned on? blinksmiley.gif I thought HT hurt performance in games?
wow thanks i knew that but forgot that might help me out a little. i am going for it. Still wish i knew if this game is cpu heavy or gpu heavy.
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wow thanks i knew that but forgot that might help me out a little. i am going for it. Still wish i knew if this game is cpu heavy or gpu heavy.

both maybe, GPU for sure.
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its pretty cpu intense for sure.hyperthreading will give you an extra 3 fps on the 3930k. this coming from a friend of mine..just curious how much vram does it use with everthing on max?
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very rarely do i drop below 60 with 4x aa but with 8x it sometimes a little lower. I really want a constant 60 with absolutely every thing max(8x aa) I have seen people with really low fps in this game. Seems sli isn't scaling very well.I got it to work with nvidia inspector. All i really want to know is what is going to give me the biggest fps boost, cpu or gpu.

Same here... 4x MSAA i rarely see a drop if at all. But 8x is another story. I'm under 60fps with a few dips in to the high 30s low 40s. Multiplayer is where I take a serious hit.
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its pretty cpu intense for sure.hyperthreading will give you an extra 3 fps on the 3930k. this coming from a friend of mine..just curious how much vram does it use with everthing on max?

The most i have seen was 1173 but usually a little less. Guess this was one of those games were getting the gtx 680 4gb edition was pointless but it has come in handy with skyrim, crysis 2 modded, and max payne 3. I know there was a few others just can't remember at the moment. Also is it better to turn off hyperthreading or keep it on.I am not sure what i did but even with 8x aa i have been holding almost 60fps. I mean i have seen it dip down to 58 but not very often. I know one thing i may end up removing 2 of my 4gb ram sticks so i can get a better and higher cpu overclock. You think this game will need more than 8gb.
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i take that back i just hit 1665mb so hell at some point in game i might actually hit 2gb+. I know for sure if the end up making texture mods for this game
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