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You don't tell the gpu usage% while benchmarking. Also when you say 50% in BF3 is it gpu usage? What map? Big multi player? Also I am very sorry but a 7850 is similar to a 7870 so my point still stand. Your Q9550 shouldnt be Bnking at the 1st place.

What resolution are you playing? And at what details? Does it BN on other game too?

I have uploaded a full report on post #15. I said my Q9550 bottlenecked my 7850 to 50%, so obviosuly I'm talking about the GPU. Of course multiplayer, I was playing Seine when I saw the 50% bottlenecking, but of course it's present in all the other maps (in Metro it's a lot better, at least with the FX-4300, because I haven't tried that particular map with the Q9550).

Btw, I'm playing at 1080p with everything on Low except mesh quality (I have this setting on Ultra).
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[Sorry, meant to edit the previous post, not quote it.]
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Im sorry can't help you there.


Can you return the FX? If so try returning it and get either an I5 SB or Ivy or something bigger AMD wise like other have suggested.
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I don't believe gpu load is good measurement of your cpu being a bottleneck.

heck I still play need for speed most wanted and I only get 45-50% gpu load and I know it's not cpu bound or gpu bound.
I'm getting 75-90Fps.

The game was made back when dual cores just came out and it's only rated for a 1.4ghz cpu.and 32mb of video ram.
    
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I know, but my idea was to get something cheap now and upgrade to Intel's new LGA 1150 in June.

Going from a Q9550 to an FX-4300 in my opinion is barely an upgrade, more like a sidegrade.. should have just waited until June and saved your money.
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I don't believe gpu load is good measurement of your cpu being a bottleneck.

heck I still play need for speed most wanted and I only get 45-50% gpu load and I know it's not cpu bound or gpu bound.
I'm getting 75-90Fps.

The game was made back when dual cores just came out and it's only rated for a 1.4ghz cpu.and 32mb of video ram.


He's talking about BF3 multiplayer, it can be a very heavy game CPU wise.
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post #27 of 147
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Im sorry can't help you there.


Can you return the FX? If so try returning it and get either an I5 SB or Ivy or something bigger AMD wise like other have suggested.

I bought it from Amazon so I should be able to return it. I don't know about the motherboard though, cause I broke a bit of the socket plastic because I thought it was there to protect the socket and not to support the CPU once mounted (being so used to Intel I didn't even think twice before trying to pull that thing off). I mean, it's perfectly functional and in no way there are any problems with the motherboard, but I don't think Amazon would like that.

I don't know, I guess the situation leaves me with the option to return the 4300 and get an 8350, but then the value doesn't seem clear at all... I really don't know why people would buy the 8350 as opposed to a 3570k or even a 2500k when the price is about the same.
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being marketed as a quad core processor, it should atleast have quad core performance.

which one replaced which?
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post #29 of 147
Your 9550 wants bottlenecking a single 7850 even at stock speed. Especially not overclocked to 3.8. Sounds like you have driver issues. Have you done a full driversweep and updated to the most current drivers? The q9550 is even by today's standards no slouch, especially in a game like bf3 that can utilize all 4 cores.
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being marketed as a quad core processor, it should atleast have quad core performance.

which one replaced which?
ç

I don't know, according to that comparison the FX-4300 is better than the Q9550 in every test, but my experience with it is quite the opposite.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/700?vs=50

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Your 9550 wants bottlenecking a single 7850 even at stock speed. Especially not overclocked to 3.8. Sounds like you have driver issues. Have you done a full driversweep and updated to the most current drivers? The q9550 is even by today's standards no slouch, especially in a game like bf3 that can utilize all 4 cores.

I actually did a fresh Win 7 installation on my new SSD the other week, and I installed Catalyst 13.1 pretty much as soon as I booted Windows for the first time.

Btw, it also crossed my mind that I might have power supply issues, but I believe 520W should be enough, and I don't think there's anything wrong with it either.
Edited by Trull - 2/22/13 at 8:08pm
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