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post #31 of 35
Overclocking your CPU is a good start. I dont think in gaming, you'd see that much of a difference in a 6300 vs 8320/8350.

Start overclocking that 6300, and try to lean more toward the FSB method vs just using the multiplier. You'd get more general system performance, but it will also require more bios tweaking.


I don't think you need more than a 7950 for 1080p/60hz... have you considered overclocking your video card? Most decent 7950s can crank up to 1000 / 1500. some of the better ones can go more.

i have an 8320 @ 4.8ghz, and xfx black 7950 crossfire setup.... but I'm using a Qnix 1440p @ 110hz., so i needed a second one for full potential
post #32 of 35
In general all I've had is problems with crossfire, although I am trying to push the limits a little bit with crossfire and a 3 screen eyefinity setup at 120hz. One 7950 will be plenty for games on 60hz monitors.
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Originally Posted by jriley9922 View Post

Overclocking your CPU is a good start. I dont think in gaming, you'd see that much of a difference in a 6300 vs 8320/8350.

Start overclocking that 6300, and try to lean more toward the FSB method vs just using the multiplier. You'd get more general system performance, but it will also require more bios tweaking.


I don't think you need more than a 7950 for 1080p/60hz... have you considered overclocking your video card? Most decent 7950s can crank up to 1000 / 1500. some of the better ones can go more.

i have an 8320 @ 4.8ghz, and xfx black 7950 crossfire setup.... but I'm using a Qnix 1440p @ 110hz., so i needed a second one for full potential

My 7950 came stock at 1000/1250 from gigabyte. Problem is, they locked out the voltage. I can get it to around 1140 before artifacts start popping. The video card itself is actually pretty amazing. I've only had issues with your usual suspects, like crysis 3. I do get the occasional frame drop in games. I was considering crossfire mainly for the future. Seeing requirements for games like battlefield 4 make me think maybe I should pack a little extra punch for these next gen games.
post #34 of 35
bt, C3 is weird. it is smooth even if your fps goes down in the high 30s. if you can keep your minimum above 37 - you'll be good. for single 7950 and my i7 at 4.5GHz, i can set it at Very High and 4MSAA but, like i said, it will go down to the thirties. even crossfire at Very High and 8MSAA, it will go down to the thirties but - dang - it is smooth.

overclock your cpu as much as you can (4.7?) and keep your gpu at stock. you will find High and 4MSAA at 1080 just as good looking as Very High settings. I am talking about MP or even SP. can you tell which one is set at Very High?


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bt, C3 is weird. it is smooth even if your fps goes down in the high 30s. if you can keep your minimum above 37 - you'll be good. for single 7950 and my i7 at 4.5GHz, i can set it at Very High and 4MSAA but, like i said, it will go down to the thirties. even crossfire at Very High and 8MSAA, it will go down to the thirties but - dang - it is smooth.

overclock your cpu as much as you can (4.7?) and keep your gpu at stock. you will find High and 4MSAA at 1080 just as good looking as Very High settings. I am talking about MP or even SP. can you tell which one is set at Very High?


C3 is very weird. I think the lowest its ever dropped for me was 28fps. Running everything at very high, I seem to stay around the 40s. I eventually did drop it down to high settings because I honestly couldn't see much of a difference between them. Wednesday when my new motherboard comes in, I'm gonna see what kinda overclock I can hit on my cpu. my 970 mobo has a weak 4+1 phase. I know with my new Sabertooth and cooler master cpu sink. I shouldn't have an issue hitting 4.5ghz at least.
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