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I have 2 x 680s and an i5 2500k at 4.8 ghz 1.31 vcore 24/7. All I really play is Bf3 and I typically get 60+ fps, but sometimes I get dips into the low 50's/ All Ultra, 4x, SBAO, 1920 x 1080. I was rather dissappointed with the performance (yes, it gets 60 fps but I feel like it should be doing more). You may want to look into a 2700k or a 3770k, your choice.
post #12 of 19
I'm on a 2500k at 4.8Ghz w/ dual 580's, and my frames will dip to 70fps when all kinds of madness is going on in a 64 player game. Since the cpu part of the game isn't resolution dependent, I think you'll be good,
post #13 of 19
You should be fine! and you should have no issues with 1080 getting 60fps maxed!
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post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by S3ason View Post

I have 2 x 680s and an i5 2500k at 4.8 ghz 1.31 vcore 24/7. All I really play is Bf3 and I typically get 60+ fps, but sometimes I get dips into the low 50's/ All Ultra, 4x, SBAO, 1920 x 1080. I was rather dissappointed with the performance (yes, it gets 60 fps but I feel like it should be doing more). You may want to look into a 2700k or a 3770k, your choice.

Interesting.

Down the road. Maybe. I will get a 2600K or 2700K. Although my motherboard supports ivy after a BIOS flash, I don't see making that change. If I were to get Ivy, I would get a new motherboard as well which I have no intention of doing.

Besides the hyper threading, which I heard causes stuttering in games anyway, would there be any benefit to upgrading to and i7?
post #15 of 19
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I went ahead and bought the card.

When I install the card it should I uninstall the drivers first then plug in the card and bridge and then install the drivers?
post #16 of 19
Hyperthreading does have benefits, but you may not necessarily notice them in most games. Though OC'ing your 2500k will be a must. Without it, your 3dMark scores will be crap and your games will just run meh wink.gif
post #17 of 19
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I just noticed that 1 of my CPU cores goes to 98-100% in FarCry3 while the others gover around 60 (probably a little less). GPU is at 99%. I read that one core maxing out is a sign of CPU bottleneck. Can anyone verify?
post #18 of 19
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I just noticed that 1 of my CPU cores goes to 98-100% in FarCry3 while the others gover around 60 (probably a little less). GPU is at 99%. I read that one core maxing out is a sign of CPU bottleneck. Can anyone verify?

If your GPU is at 99%, that means there is nothing holding it back from it's full potential. If your CPU was maxed out and your GPU was being underutilized, that's when you have a CPU bottleneck.
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If your GPU is at 99%, that means there is nothing holding it back from it's full potential. If your CPU was maxed out and your GPU was being underutilized, that's when you have a CPU bottleneck.

Duh. That makes sense.

Thanks, man.
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