Originally Posted by fleetfeather
If you try to push 3 monitors for BF4 with a either a 780 or a 780Ti coupled with a 4770k, you're going to have a bad time. If you're not specifically talking about BF4, then things might be better.
BF4 is CPU dependent. As such, thread count and core frequency will govern your minimum framerate, especially as you up the resolution.
If I was in your position, I would stick to a single 1440p monitor. Also remember that G-Sync panels are nearly here.
Originally Posted by Arm3nian
The other guy is getting 40fps on 2xmsaa. Im getting 90fps max, 60 in intensive scenes and some dips when there are so many explosions you can't see anything anyway. Difference is, I'm running 150% res so downsampled 4k, which is muh more demanding than 2xmsaa. With 2xmsaa I get over 100fps average. That's the dif between 4930k and 4770k.
I have a 3770K machine and a 3930K machine that are both clocked at 4.8 GHz. I honestly think my 3770K will keep up with my 3930K just fine. I'm running 5760x1080 on VG248 QE's on the 3930K machine and just a standard 1080P Samsung monitor on the 3770K machine. I've switched them around before and my 3770K has always impressed me at the high res. It probably helps in BF4 that it has 2400 MHz memory vs. the 2133 in the 3930K. Both are also running Windows 8.1 which is an upgrade over Windows 7 in BF4. It is definitely noticeable.
I've not done any benchmarks, but I know there isn't much difference between them. There are bad spots on the maps (minimums) that will be bad no matter what you're running. It's just a bad spot on the map. I wouldn't shy away from a 4770K unless I was using more than 2 GPU's. Then I think the additional CPU overhead will always be a problem, so you just do what you have to do to minimize it. If you are running two GPU's I'd choose the 6-core given the choice, but rest assured the quad core will give a great gaming experience and I wouldn't be scared of it one bit if I already owned it. One GPU? I'd bet there is almost zero difference between the platforms.
As far as triple 1080P in BF4 on a single card, it's ironic because they broke SLI for me yesterday with their patch, so I've been running on one Ti. At 1267 MHz core and stock memory, I think the card produces a great experience with a few settings turned down. Settings that I use in single card config are all Ultra settings with the following changes:
High textures (Run Ultra with SLI)
No MSAA (Run 2x with SLI)
No FXAA (Never run)
No Motion Blur (Never run)
No Ambient Occlusion (Never run)
I see 70-90 frames a lot, some dips to the 50's but not many. It's not ideal as I prefer 100+ if possible, but even with SLI I don't see 100 FPS mins, no way.Edited by thebski - 12/17/13 at 1:41pm