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Originally Posted by Jon A. Silvers View Post

I just doubt about that russian site about that huge difference, their differences are almost scalable,2,4,6,8 cores.

That part is because they are using a low resolution. At a higher resolution the range will be smaller.
post #52 of 69
When it comes to Battlefield 3 Multiplayer you will see an increase in FPS with a better CPU and overclocking it.
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done, i downclocked my 3570k to 2.4ghz and disabled 2 cores to match you celeron g530's performance, and keep in mind that mine is still faster because it's an ivy bridge.

caspian borders 64 players: min fps is 18, max fps is 37, average is 24
noshahr canals 64 players: min fps is 22, max fps is 43, average is 26

it's a sttutering mess i will tell you that, if you think that is playable then good for you, but your 40 fps claim is definitely bogus.

youre right i made it all up rolleyes.gif
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post #54 of 69
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youre right i made it all up rolleyes.gif

No you did not, you just have a special edition g530.
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yea that must be it. im sure it has nothing to do with not needing a quad core at 5 gigglehurtz to play the game.
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post #56 of 69
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Why 3960 got much more fps frown.gif
They tested it at a low resolution. At lower resolutions with no frame limiting, CPUs will hit their limit before GPUs will (which is the opposite of what happens at higher resolutions). Smaller resolutions are useful for highlighting differences between CPUs since most GPUs can handle more computation than the CPU can feed it at that resolution, which effectively makes the CPU the limiting factor in your max FPS.
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Again, I'm not saying the OP needs to upgrade, I'm saying that people who claim that BF3 runs just fine no matter what CPU you have (like Traphix's claim about the i3-2120) and try to back it up with single player benchmarks are wrong. Many people have tested multiplayer and having 4 cores matters, even at higher resolution. Did you check the Hard forum link? That was at 1080p and he got almost double the FPS from 2 to 4 cores.

I'm with forceman on this one. When Battlefield 3 first came out I had an Intel E6800 dual core cpu. The game ran like poo. A buddy of mine gave me a Q6600 and I saw a framerate jump of 15 frames per second. A quad core makes a big difference in Battlefield 3.
 
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post #58 of 69
of course having a faster CPU with more cores will make a difference, i dont think anyone claimed it wouldnt, but to say you need an overclocked 2500k/3570k to play BF is silly.

to back up my earlier comment i just underclocked my 3820 to 2400mhz and 2 cores and played a game 64p metro conquest match with everything ultra (including AA) with a stock 7950 (yes faster then 480 but i had MB and AA disabled on that test) and it did 39.9FPS over the course of a 1000 ticket match. if i threw settings down to low/medium it would have easily done 60FPS avg over the course of the match. obviously someone running an I3 isnt trying to be able to run ultra everything which is why i said its perfectly playable using an I3.
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I wouldnt change anything if you did get a used 2600k/2500k if i recall ivys dont play that nice on p67 and z67 chipsets and you cant run crossfire with them.
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post #60 of 69
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That part is because they are using a low resolution. At a higher resolution the range will be smaller.
I sad that in earlier posts. Just scalability as almost linear in same cases.
It would be nice to test with your cpu ht on and off, on a higher res, just to show that the difference between basis sandy and ivy quads,and their k versions isn`t that much. smile.gif
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