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I'ts practically impossible to get identical testing results when testing MP, so those results may not prove anything.

If with vsync off your gpu isn't 99% utilized, then there is a bottleneck somewhere, may be the cpu cores, IMC, RAM or even the network connection biggrin.gif

Is 4.3GHz the highest overclock you can achieve?
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These results dont make any sense, since 3.7 is actually faster then 4.3.
Its probably due to the fact that conditions weren't the same, like you said
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I'm not picking sides or anything. I'm just doing what I can so it wouldn't turn into a bloody battle between you guys. tongue.gif

Anyways, here are the results of 4.3GHz vs. 3.7GHz. I ran Fraps for 2 minutes on Caspian Border, 64 players. The conditions were not exactly the same since I had to spawn by C in the second benchmark. (Battlefield players would know what I'm talking about)

4.3GHz:




3.7GHz:


SO.... what we are seeing here is that regardless of CPU clockspeed you are getting roughly the same GPU usage. HENCE NO CPU BOTTLENECK (sorry caps lol)
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Originally Posted by Kasp1js View Post

I'ts practically impossible to get identical testing results when testing MP, so those results may not prove anything.

If with vsync off your gpu isn't 99% utilized, then there is a bottleneck somewhere, may be the cpu cores, IMC, RAM or even the network connection biggrin.gif

Is 4.3GHz the highest overclock you can achieve?

Pretty much. Any more than this, I'll have heat issues.

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These results dont make any sense, since 3.7 is actually faster then 4.3.
Its probably due to the fact that conditions weren't the same, like you said

Before this goes to instability issues, that 4.3GHz was prime stable for 12 hours, and I even tested it with LinX. (although some may say that doesn't mean 100% stability)
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Try to increase your power limit. Also open the settings in AB.Go to monitoring tab and increase the polling period to around 3000-4000.Also when you play bf3 try just to play not menus etc etc.
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Originally Posted by digiadventures View Post

These results dont make any sense, since 3.7 is actually faster then 4.3.
Its probably due to the fact that conditions weren't the same, like you said

So, how are you deciding that 3.7GHz is faster? hmm? is it because you are seeing the 50 vs 40 fraps outputs? you do realize that is momentary right? it means nothing in this context... we are looking at the GPU's percentage utilization (the GPU CORE as you so eloquently put it) which, based on that MSI afterburner output graph is showing roughly equivalent in both CPU frequencies.
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Yes that CPU is bottle necking the card very badly, if you had a better chip like mine then it would work a lot better, but if you water cool your LAN card I hear it aids in gpu performance, also take out one of your ram modules that is a big bottle neck too, also under clock the CPU-NB that helps sometimes.
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post #48 of 61
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Try to increase your power limit. Also open the settings in AB.Go to monitoring tab and increase the polling period to around 3000-4000.Also when you play bf3 try just to play not menus etc etc.

I don't quite understand the first part, but if the second part with the playing without menu has to do with "pausing" the game during multiplayer, I didn't do that throughout the benchmark.

I did die a lot in the second benchmark, but I don't think that's something I can control.
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Yes that CPU is bottle necking the card very badly, if you had a better chip like mine then it would work a lot better, but if you water cool your LAN card I hear it aids in gpu performance, also take out one of your ram modules that is a big bottle neck too, also under clock the CPU-NB that helps sometimes.

lololololol +rep for you sir
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Yes that CPU is bottle necking the card very badly, if you had a better chip like mine then it would work a lot better, but if you water cool your LAN card I hear it aids in gpu performance, also take out one of your ram modules that is a big bottle neck too, also under clock the CPU-NB that helps sometimes.

Troll lol a good one though +1 sir. OP you have no bottleneck you just proved it a minute ago. Digi is wrong and misinformed plain and simple.
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