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Hey OCN redface.gif

So I've come to the realization that intel is "better" than AMD, but I can't bring myself to purchase a new board and a 3770k, which would total ~$500 in upgrades mad.gif

So I've been playing a variety of games (FPS, RTS etc) and with my ASUS 144Hz display and sig rig really want to crank out the best frames possible. So in BF3 multiplayer I'm actually playing on low settings with HBAO and a FXAA injector and get about 75fps, Guild Wars 2 I get between 30-40fps and with the new arrival of the ArmA 3 Alpha I can't get above 10fps in multiplayer and in singleplayer about 30fps on optimal settings (medium). From what I've heard these are due to my processor. So I'm at a crossroads:

A) Buy a FX-8350, and maybe do an overclock with my H100 rolleyes.gif

B) Save over summer and buy a i7 3770k /w new board.

So the question boils down to, is my 1090t really bottlenecking that bad? It's at stock, how much of an improvement would I see if I OC'd it? Temps are all low as can be with the H100 redface.gif



Thanks! smile.gif
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Bringing it up to 3.8ghz or so and you'll see a nice improvement. Why do you have an H100 to run it at stock ? OC it and then make that judgement for yourself. Notice I didn't say 4.0+ like most people are going to because not all 1090t's will do 4.0+. I don't know when it became accepted that all PHII's will go to 4.0ghz around here, but that' s simply not the case.
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Is your 1090T at stock? Definitely need an overclock if you don't already. FX8350 would be a good upgraded if you can bring it to at least 4.5Ghz. What's your GPU usage in ARMA 3/ BF3?
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Agreed. OC it my 1055t is OCed to 3.2 GHz that's about what your stock is correct?
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Bringing it up to 3.8ghz or so and you'll see a nice improvement. Why do you have an H100 to run it at stock ? OC it and then make that judgement for yourself. Notice I didn't say 4.0+ like most people are going to because not all 1090t's will do 4.0+. I don't know when it became accepted that all PHII's will go to 4.0ghz around here, but that' s simply not the case.

Alright, but will it be a serious difference between an OC'd 1090t and a FX8350?
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Agreed. OC it my 1055t is OCed to 3.2 GHz that's about what your stock is correct?

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Is your 1090T at stock? Definitely need an overclock if you don't already. FX8350 would be a good upgraded if you can bring it to at least 4.5Ghz. What's your GPU usage in ARMA 3/ BF3?

GPU usage in ArmA3 doesnt go above 20-30% and in bf3 I think its in the 90's, I'll need to double check that one.
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try to overclock you x6 to 4.0GHz. use the money to get a second video card
instead of the 3770K (dead socket anyways). BF3 does very well with overclocked
FX-8320/8350. Not sure about Arma 3. New intel platform is coming
so LGA1156 is going to be just like LGA1155. Dead end.

LGA2011 is much nicer than LGA1156 but intel does charge for it.

You can still sell you 1090T for a lot and buy a new FX-8320/FX-8350. Could be a cheap upgrade with lots of bang for the buck.

FX-8320 $169.99 @ TD
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4904560&CatId=7339

FX-8320 $179.99 @ TD
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4904561&CatId=7339
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Heuchler View Post

try to overclock you x6 to 4.0GHz. use the money to get a second video card
instead of the 3770K (dead socket anyways). BF3 does very well with overclocked
FX-8320/8350. Not sure about Arma 3. New intel platform is coming
so LGA1156 is going to be just like LGA1155. Dead end.

LGA2011 is much nicer than LGA1156 but intel does charge for it.

You can still sell you 1090T for a lot and buy a new FX-8320/FX-8350. Could be a cheap upgrade with lots of bang for the buck.

FX-8320 $169.99 @ TD
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4904560&CatId=7339

FX-8320 $179.99 @ TD
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4904561&CatId=7339
I would overclock it first and if you don't like the performance sell the 1090 and get a FX-8320
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post #9 of 15
Yes it is the bottleneck. Attempt to overclock your CPU to 3.8 ghz
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I agree with the guys above, make sure you have that thing OCed, it should do pretty well. OCed, you'll see some improvement going to an FX-6300 or a 8350... but honestly, I'd wait a while to see what Haswell has to offer. I'd probably stay away from IB this late in the game, considering the limited improvement you'll see for the price.
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