Originally Posted by CS14
I don't remember the exact figures but last I checked with HWInfo after a few sessions my GPU usage was not as high as my CPU usage, which was hitting up to 100% usage. No surprise to me that the CPU is taking a toll, considering it's a 965, however I am running on stock clocks at the moment as well. When I first started out I had everything on the high preset, was hardly a difference dropping down to medium settings (as far as I can remember). I'll try out both again for a few sessions and see.
Now just another question. Think it would be worth it upping to a 7850 with 2GB VRAM? Not sure if I want to wait a bit longer for a 7870 or 7950, could have bought one now but needed to buy a few things and am now considering a 7850 to hold me over.
yea its partly the CPU being old but I've been seeing people with current CPUs 4.0+ having the same exact usage, I think to an extent its the lack of optimizing, touch up's that are we will/should get for release.
I would say hold out and get a 7950 for around 200$, the Price:Performance just beats all of the GPU's in its price range, they also have 3gb versions, which will help if you playing 1080p and the extra horse power give you better frames then a 7850, Bf4 uses more then 2gb @ 1080p, I know I cap my 7870XT's 2gb when put my res scale past 140% granted I maxed everything out but hey
, there will be an obvious bottleneck with the 965, I have one now, the only game I've used 90%+ with my 7870XT (pretty much a 7950 with a limp but can OC back to the same speeds) was crysis 3, max settings 8x msaa on 1360x768.
here is a bf3 bench, I'm pretty sure singleplayer for cards around the 7950, there are other games you can tab to as well if your curious.
Edit: didn't want to double post but I just found the mission system and seem like a cool idea, if they expand on it, it would be epic. Edited by Sadmoto - 10/4/13 at 5:04pm