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post #51 of 95
Your computer isn't "...a piece of ***..." Not by a long shot.

You have only come to demand more and more from your system (as most of us do)

You got a fever, and the only cure.....is more cowbell *cough* I mean, more hardware thumb.gif
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cpu
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8350 coming.
    
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cpu
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LoL


8350 coming.

Lol...yeah, BF3 is one of a handful of new(er) titles that love CPU.
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post #54 of 95
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cpu
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LoL


8350 coming.

Yea, my 8120 bottlenecked my 7970GE pretty bad (only realized it would be THAT bad after the install of my 8350) so I can image CF 7950's as really struggling.
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post #55 of 95
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so is it really that night/day kindof difference? i hope it will run 5ghz stable. this 8120 is oc'd 1.2ghz and its stable. not sure if it will work like that for the 8350.
    
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so is it really that night/day kindof difference?

For the games I played, it definitely helped a lot. BF3 online 64 player matches even on ultra rarely, dip below 40fps and when they do it never goes under 35 or so. The 8120 would dip into the 20's far too often in those same areas making it VERY unplayable. Skyrim is another game that took me from unplayable in some areas to more then playable

With a mild overclock on the 8350 (even 4.5) you should be quite happy with it over even a 4ghz 8120 thumb.gif
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post #57 of 95
If you wanna go ultra @ 120fps, i acheive that with my 7950s
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so is it really that night/day kindof difference? i hope it will run 5ghz stable. this 8120 is oc'd 1.2ghz and its stable. not sure if it will work like that for the 8350.

I remember going from a Q9650 to an i5 2500k.............night and day.

Sometimes it makes all the difference.
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post #59 of 95
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heres a bench i did after fresh format 1x7950 and the 8120 @4.2 in nosehair canals 64plyr tdm 1680x1050
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Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg
  6433,     60000,  61, 121, 107.217

and the second
Code:
Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg
  6346,     60000,  68, 121, 105.767


so after the 8350 comes and i spend some time finding my clock sweet spot
and the second 7950 comes im hoping my lowest dip (if any) to be 100fps (fingers crossed). i might even achieve this after the 8350, but I DO have the most tweaked settings you could possibly have in bf3 + above normal priority (see first post)
    
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post #60 of 95
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cpu
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LoL


8350 coming.

Lol, yeah I just switched from a Phenom x6 to an i5 3570k, worlds of difference, granted I'm using a gtx 480 overclocked to 900 MHz, but those 8350's are beasts I'n games, and Im sure paired with cfx 7950s youll be good. The 8350's overclock like beasts too, so with decent cooling you could probably hit 4.8 if you get a good chip.
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