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Any halfway decent quad core running at 3+ ghz should not bottleneck a single gpu. Even my amd cpu at stock didn't bottleneck two 480s on games like BF3. Why is everyone so "bottleneck happy" these days, is that the new "cool thing" to do?


In the photo you will see two gtx 480s being fully utilized, while my processor is at stock speeds.
Edited by JTHMfreak - 2/10/13 at 2:12am
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Originally Posted by JTHMfreak View Post

Any halfway decent quad core running at 3+ ghz should not bottleneck a single gpu. Even my amd cpu at stock didn't bottleneck two 480s on games like BF3. Why is everyone so "bottleneck happy" these days, is that the new "cool thing" to do?

it's the new trend man, hop on to it, lol.
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Seems like, lol
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Isn't it possible to overclock an i5 2400 some? You should be fine anyway.

Yes, four multipliers, plus turbo.
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Core i5-2400 is great cpu, whoever tell you it is a bottleneck, he`s mistaken. Better spent that money on another 670 to go sli.

i5 2400+200mhz- some intel AT = i5 2500k , and the integrated gpu isn`t the same, 99% of people here knows that.
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i5 2400 is almost the same as a stock 2500k so you will not gain any major difference, if I may say, when you're just gaming with single monitor.
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uhm, no. you don't know what you are talking about. the gtx 670 is more than good enough for BF3, a 3.1 ghz i5 2400 is not.
my gtx 580 can max out BF3 with an average of 70fps.

Not at 1920x1080.


I've had every Nvidia single GPU flagship since the 2XX series, bar the GTX 680.

Only card thats ever maxed BF3 for me is the GTX670 and even then thats an overclocked model.


BF3 isn't massively CPU bound however one may see a slight increase by upgrading to a 3570k and OC'ing it, probably 3fps at the most.
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I didn't mean to start an argument. However, I will say that the reason I am considering another CPU is that I have noticed my frame rates dipping as low as 35 fps at the most intense explosions. I had everything maxed out and I do have VSYNC ON because of the smoothness it provides in game. I was a bit surprised it dipped so low and I was thinking it was my CPU.Generally, I can play with everything maxed out and 64 players at about 50-60 FPS, except when things go crazy like multiple tanks exploding right in front of my character.
Edited by HaGGeN - 2/10/13 at 12:32pm
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Originally Posted by Traphix View Post

You really should learn to read, or you're just so ignorant you decided not to click my link with 1000% proof.

Here it is again. http://goo.gl/bKmr5

Also no way? My gtx 580/i5 2400 computer averages about 70 fps!

You really need to stop posting single player benchmarks when talking about BF3 CPU performance.



http://gamegpu.ru/action-/-fps-/-tps/battlefield-3-armored-kill-test-gpu.html

Also:

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1654043
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Originally Posted by Forceman View Post

You really need to stop posting single player benchmarks when talking about BF3 CPU performance.



http://gamegpu.ru/action-/-fps-/-tps/battlefield-3-armored-kill-test-gpu.html

Also:

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1654043

I already tested it man, i downclocked my 3570k to 3.1ghz, it still can do 70fps at carpian border 64 players
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