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post #11 of 16
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Increase resolution just increases GPU load... CPU load doesn't change much.

True but a lot of peeps don't run at resolutions lower then 1080p nowadays, or fairly serious gamers anyway. Benchmark tests with CPU's at resolutions at 1078x768 or around there that alot of website did years ago seemed utterly pointless IMO. If your having to run at those resolutions, you arn't gonna need to upgrade your hardware in the first place, its just not realistic
post #12 of 16
As someone with a 775 quad processor, im very happy that we can get 40+ FPS in 1080p on Battlefield 3. I still believe that most of today's non-gaming computer users dont need anything more than a core 2 duo and 6gb's of DDR2-800 Ram.

I just wished higher end 775 processors like the Core 2 Quad Q9650 were cheaper on ebay
post #13 of 16
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Be entertaining to see a Presc"hot" cpu thrown into the mix. I remember AMD making some kinda hot plate hand holders and handing them out to attendee's for one of their big public meetings just to really give Intel a hard time because the CPU was so terrible back in the day. biggrin.gif

Oh wait, here it is, the "Prescott Survival Kit" rofl!!

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I had terrible bottlenecking with a Q6600 and a GTX560 (non ti) in BF3. Oddly enough, my friend with a Q6600 and his HD5850 has no issues at all. I read somewhere that C2Q and Fermi don't always play nice together. Take that with a grain of salt, but that was indeed what my findings suggested.

Are you sure the settings where the same? Dropping down mesh quality and terrain decoration should free up some more CPU.
    
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Are you sure the settings where the same? Dropping down mesh quality and terrain decoration should free up some more CPU.

I tried everything under the sun, and it ran like garbage. I got it running "OK" at one point, but my HD5850 (sold to friend) ran it like a dream, and the 5850 is the ATI equivalent of the 560 non-ti. I saw many other threads out there with very similar performance issues. No solutions.
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My OC'ed Q6600 holds me back in Natural Selection 2. In late game where there are a ton of entities on the board "thinking" my game crawls. Part of it is that all of the game logic code is written in LUA which is terribly slow and part of it is that the game needs CPU optimizations.

My platform holds me back some in other modern games, but they are all very much playable. I'm not in a dire need to upgrade yet but I do have the itch.
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