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If you play B2K map i dont think any CPU out now can keep 60fps+ all the time. Maybe a 3970X @ 5GHz but thats about it.

B2k maps are the ones I have trouble with. The rest stay above 60fps except for a 1 sec drop to the mid 50s.

Do I have any bottlenecks? I feel like my cpu should be good for the next few years.
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That's because you're using a 2nd 680 on a PCIE 2.0 X4 slot, so besides being bandwith limited, you're running HyperSLI which can cause software issues.

If you want to see decent FPS you need to buy a proper board that supports SLI thumb.gif

Not really. Even at X4 hes not losing much



OP did you change this from Adaptive to prefer maximum performance?

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Not really. Even at X4 hes not losing much



OP did you change this from Adaptive to prefer maximum performance?

Yes, and I have vsync on adaptive
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I guess the big question is if this was your rig, would you get a new motherboard? If I get a slight boost, it's not worth it Imo. I don't want to spend more money, and replacing a motherboard isn't fun. However, if having a hacked SLI set up is holding my 680s back by a lot I'll suck it up and get another board.

Every game is smoother and runs at a higher FPS. I have never had 680 sli, so I cannot tell if it's slower than its supposed to be. That's why I made this post.
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I guess the big question is if this was your rig, would you get a new motherboard? If I get a slight boost, it's not worth it Imo. I don't want to spend more money, and replacing a motherboard isn't fun. However, if having a hacked SLI set up is holding my 680s back by a lot I'll suck it up and get another board.

Every game is smoother and runs at a higher FPS. I have never had 680 sli, so I cannot tell if it's slower than its supposed to be. That's why I made this post.

Run 3dmark 13 fire strike and post up the result
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post #37 of 78
First of all OP before you go and buy another board. This is a known issue with BF3. Does not support SLI well at all, or crossfire. Try a different GPU demanding game first, like metro or crysis.

Yes x4 slot will also hold you back but just know the main issue is just BF3.

Oh, and whoever said his CPU is holding him back, go read a book. rolleyes.gif
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Mehh, B2K-maps are what they are...As said, you cant really hold 60fps in those, especially in Gulf of Oman, Sharqi Peninsula and Strike at Karkand (in those maps I see GPU-usage drop in the high 70s/low 80s at the times...) If other maps and other games are running fine then I´m not sure if there is a problem.

BTW OP in this http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2249262 thread had similar system (SLI 670s, 2600k OC...) and upgraded to 3930k just to find out that he still gets dips below 60 in B2K-maps, so yeah.
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Run 3dmark 13 fire strike and post up the result
At work at the moment, but I'll do that when I get home.
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First of all OP before you go and buy another board. This is a known issue with BF3. Does not support SLI well at all, or crossfire. Try a different GPU demanding game first, like metro or crysis.

Yes x4 slot will also hold you back but just know the main issue is just BF3.

Oh, and whoever said his CPU is holding him back, go read a book. rolleyes.gif
Metro last night runs very smooth. I haven't ran it with fraps to see my FPS, but it feels very smooth. I have only had this 2nd card for a day. You really think the x4 makes a big difference? One of the other posts bench showed only a 2fps difference
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First of all OP before you go and buy another board. This is a known issue with BF3. Does not support SLI well at all, or crossfire. Try a different GPU demanding game first, like metro or crysis.

Yes x4 slot will also hold you back but just know the main issue is just BF3.

Oh, and whoever said his CPU is holding him back, go read a book. rolleyes.gif

Actually CFX works really well in BF3 as long as you got a fast enough CPU. In the latest DLC GPU usage is 80% with no AA and 99% with 4xAA and hitting 100fps+.
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