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Your 2400 isn't on the chart because they simply didn't use that one, as it is so close to the 2500K. Your performance will be, on ULTRA settings, right about the 2500K on this chart without the OC. Lowering settings down from Ultra will increase your performance as well.


I'm assuming 30-40 FPS on a first person shooter is okay for you? thumb.gif I would throw up after 30 minutes of playing. biggrin.gif
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The problem i think is people judge performance based on one or two applications rather than as a whole.

I find my old LGA775 processor to be plenty sufficient in most games. I know i wouldn't fund hardware purchases entirely on just one or two games thats for sure. Until the game matures, and is more optimized, it wouldn't be a wise decision.
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Does anybody know if 6950 crossfired and overclocked to 6970's will run bf4 ultra/high settings?
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Does anybody know if 6950 crossfired and overclocked to 6970's will run bf4 ultra/high settings?

At 1080p on High yes with the right processor, on 1440p Hell no
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At 1080p on High yes with the right processor, on 1440p Hell no

oh good so im good to go for 12 o clock then biggrin.gif
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Does anybody know if 6950 crossfired and overclocked to 6970's will run bf4 ultra/high settings?

According to the techspot bench, a single 6970 get's 20fps at 1200p all Ultra w/ 4xMSAA

Here's the deal though...
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If you can live with high settings however, you'll boost your frame rates by around 60%, sometimes as much as 80%, which is enough to make the GTX 660 and HD 7850 practical options.

So at high, a 6970 is looking at ~36fps.

With CFX, with just 66% scaling you'd be at 60fps (considering 100% scaling would be 72fps)

So running at high would give you a good enough overhead to maintain that 60fps with occasional acceptable drops in really heavy scenes.

So that's actually pretty good, High look really nice and would compete against the next gen consoles (running at 720p/900p)
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The problem i think is people judge performance based on one or two applications rather than as a whole.

I find my old LGA775 processor to be plenty sufficient in most games. I know i wouldn't fund hardware purchases entirely on just one or two games thats for sure. Until the game matures, and is more optimized, it wouldn't be a wise decision.
The engine is as optimized as is, good luck on having BF getting any more optimized smile.gif
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The engine is as optimized as is, good luck on having BF getting any more optimized smile.gif

I think there's still much more. Games will now be geared towards ~5 threads. Not just any 5 threads though, 5 SLOW threads.

So..syncing between threads will become critical. Rather than 1 thread having to wait for another or another or another, engines will have to accommodate even more efficient parallel processing, since there really is no BRUTE force coming from these next gen consoles.

PC's BRUTE force their ways through games, so software "finesse" hasn't been a big issue. Now though, games will be made to take advantage of every little CPU cycle in repose to the 1.6-1.75mhz CPU'z in the console front.

This will take a few years though until we really start to see games that really maximize on parallel processing.
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The problem i think is people judge performance based on one or two applications rather than as a whole.

I find my old LGA775 processor to be plenty sufficient in most games. I know i wouldn't fund hardware purchases entirely on just one or two games thats for sure. Until the game matures, and is more optimized, it wouldn't be a wise decision.

The thing is, BF4 and EVE are the only games I'm going to be spending lots of time in for the forseeable future. I'm not really one to play lots of different titles for long periods of time. It really is usually one or two games. So if my system can't run those games well, then it's not worth its weight for me.

While it does seem silly to spend a lot just to play BF4 multiplayer, I will be playing that game almost daily for the next 2 years. And I'll get a performance boost for large EVE fleet battles, which bring my current system to its knees. (Hundreds+ of ships on screen gets me about 8-10 FPS).
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Yup, nothing else can be done for users.........

We will just forget about Mantle for AMD 7000 and R series...
    
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