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you will be fine bloomfields are about 15-20% slower then newer intels but in games its probly more like 5-10% aslong as your pulling over 60 you shouldnt have a problem.
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post

you will be fine bloomfields are about 15-20% slower then newer intels but in games its probly more like 5-10% aslong as your pulling over 60 you shouldnt have a problem.

If I'm not mistaken, the point of his thread is that he is not pulling over 60 fps in games.

To the OP, my beloved i7 980 is starting to show its age as well. I tested my graphics cards on a friends i5 2500K and another's i7 3770K, and unfortunately for me I found gameplay to be smoother on those platforms.

I use either a single 7970 or tri-SLI 670's depending on how many monitors I am running that week.
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yeah ill try uncore, but at this point I feel that a 4770k is the way to go.
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If I'm not mistaken, the point of his thread is that he is not pulling over 60 fps in games.

To the OP, my beloved i7 980 is starting to show its age as well. I tested my graphics cards on a friends i5 2500K and another's i7 3770K, and unfortunately for me I found gameplay to be smoother on those platforms.

I use either a single 7970 or tri-SLI 670's depending on how many monitors I am running that week.

yea i misread that but he only listed 1 game really arma games arent very optimized so might just be that game its more optimized for modern cpus then older ones. I can say i went from a 930@4.4ghz to a 2600k@5ghz and im happy with the change games wise i didnt see a huge change but back then i had a 5970 and 5870 in crossfire but smoothness did seem to go up in the os while encoding and doing other things that require alot of cpu power.
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My understanding is most games use only one core (still) meaning the CPU that can push through computations, on a single core, will perform better graphically.

So while the beautiful 960 the OP has and the 980 I have are still powerhouses, they will show age in single-threaded tasks compared to newer the generations Sandy, Ivy, and Haswell.
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DayZ/Arma II/Arma 3's framerate is dependent on the server, my 3930k chugs hard on all of those games as well. I wouldn't upgrade if I were you, that 960 is still a total beast.
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4.2GHz is more than enough for any single gpu.

Depends on the game.

Some games are unusually demanding on one or more threads and it's easy to run into a CPU limitation even with a single card.

I'm predominantly CPU limited in Planteside 2 and MWLL with a 4.3GHz 3930k, even with just a single 7950.
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