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overclocking wont fix your problem, get atleast a fx 6350/8320

Actually, yes it will, depending on the game. In BF3 or BF4 that uses as many threads as it can (Xeon owners, I'm curious. Enlighten me, please.), then yes, more cores will help. But in something like SC2 or Skyrim that is extremely poorly optimized will see zero benefit as the other 2/4/6 cores just don't exist as far as they're concerned.

OP: Try overclocking. It's a requirement for membership on these here fora (not really, but you should still do it wink.gif ) and is fairly easy. Stability testing can be time-consuming though. You'll see performance increases across the board if it indeed your bottleneck, and if not, then what have you lost? Apparently the quad-cores can easily hit 5GHz (or close to it) if the motherboard is any good. Yours is a 970, meaning it probably won't get that high, but I see 4.5GHz stable as a possibility.

Now, if it is the GPU, then you might want a second one to SLI. They're on sale right now and it's the cheapest route for more power. I think that 970 boards support it, but I could be wrong. What settings and what resolution are you using?
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So basically, overclock your GPU as far as you can, or until your CPU usage goes to 100%, if your cpu is at 100% and your GPU at 100% (withing 5%) then overclock your cpu. You should have no trouble with a bottleneck on an FX-4300. I paired an Intel Core 2 Quad 8400 with an HD 6950 and the 6950 was at 100%, cpu at 50% in Crysis 3.

That sound like a good idea actually. I am going to have to do some research on overclocking first though since I have never done it before (this sounds like a good site to start thumb.gif ). Thanks for the suggestion biggrin.gif
post #23 of 29
i never drop below 60fps in bioshock, you should get a new videocard or another to sli.
post #24 of 29
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Do you also have a GTX 760? I don't want a new video card, since I just bought this 760 like 2 weeks ago biggrin.gif

I didn't test my CPU in Bioshock, so it is possible that it was hindering my FPS performance. Also, I only drop to 20 fps once in a while in Bioshock. Most of the time it is fine. Do you really never drop below 60, like never ever?

So far I have only tested the CPU in Batman Arkham Origins, and it seems to be doing fine for now.
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Do you also have a GTX 760? I don't want a new video card, since I just bought this 760 like 2 weeks ago biggrin.gif

I didn't test my CPU in Bioshock, so it is possible that it was hindering my FPS performance. Also, I only drop to 20 fps once in a while in Bioshock. Most of the time it is fine. Do you really never drop below 60, like never ever?

So far I have only tested the CPU in Batman Arkham Origins, and it seems to be doing fine for now.

The things is that with most reviews on GPUs forego the minimum frame rate testing. I like to go to Anandtech for pretty thorough reviews on the cards. I think Tweaktown does this as well. If the skipping becomes more than you can bare you could drop down the resolution or overclock the card, CPU and RAM. Keep in mind that pretty much all review systems will use an intel Core processor so framerate will be a bit higher.

Anand's bench page for various components:

http://anandtech.com/Bench/CPU/2
post #26 of 29
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Do you also have a GTX 760? I don't want a new video card, since I just bought this 760 like 2 weeks ago biggrin.gif

I didn't test my CPU in Bioshock, so it is possible that it was hindering my FPS performance. Also, I only drop to 20 fps once in a while in Bioshock. Most of the time it is fine. Do you really never drop below 60, like never ever?

So far I have only tested the CPU in Batman Arkham Origins, and it seems to be doing fine for now.

I have a 680 classified, and no I stay well above 60fps in most games, the only game that I don't stay above 60fps is WarZ, and that's because of crappy optimization. I plan on getting another for Christmas.


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post #27 of 29
FX-4 is really a dual-core with 2x 3/4 cores, it isn't even on par with Thuban cpu's. Overclocking should help.

If its a M5A97 EVO it should overclock pretty well. Also the board does NOT support SLI. Only 990fx and maybe 990x chipsets support SLI.

I beat Batman AO and I'd say there isn't a need to go all out with AA, HBAO, Physx as it can kill performance.

There is a benchmark test in Batman:AO if you want to test out the actual performance.

When I upgraded from my 960T @ 3.9GHz to my 4670k @ 3.8GHz (Turbo) it brought new life to my GTX 570 in Saints Row 3 and Batman AC which was what I was playing at the time. SR3 was real jerky (low fps) at certain areas on the map and it went away for me.
post #28 of 29
To any one claiming FX is a quad (8,000/9,000) and dual(4,000) and triple core (6,000) you do realize that the IPC then would INCLUDE BOTH THREADS? and be way ahead of phenom II.

the same way a Hyper thread is INCLUDED IN the core architecture for it's IPC.
    
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I seriously doubt a FX 4300 will bottleneck a GTX 760.
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