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I would call maxed out 120fps+ 90 min everything on the highest possible settings.
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My "Orthrus" rig gets 60FPS with few dips here and there at 1080p with everything maxed out except for the AA which I can set to SMAA/2xMSAA. 4xMSAA is still playable, but not as much as you'd like it to be.

Two 670s are very close to two 7950s, I'm really surprised by how low your framerates are. I would start with a CPU & motherboard upgrade and if the results aren't satisfying the GPUs are next on the list.

Crysis 3 is quite CPU hungry and appreciates HT very much. Going from an i5-2500K to my i7-3770K I got huge performance boosts in some scenes. So:

CPU: Core i7-3770K/4770K (or 3930K/4930K if you want to spend that much)
Motherboard: A pretty good one to overclock the CPU. Many choices here.

The rest of the components don't really need upgrading. With this update you'll surely notice quite a few gains. At this point if you still think your GPUs are holding you back, a dual R9 290 / GTX780 setup is all you need for Crysis 3 at 1080p.
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no way. I maxed out Crysis 3 @1920x1080 Very High spec, 8XAA with a 2600k @4.6, 8GB @1866, and 7850 2GB CF @1100/5200. has to be your cpu then
    
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My Sr2 setup with Quad sli 480s would but I run out of Vram on max settings.
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Might just be the CPU.

This is my score

This is a R9 290

These are 7950's in CrossFireX

Notice how I utterly destroy the 7950's Graphics score with mine? 18,200 vs 15,600? Even the R9 290 gets murdered. 18,000 vs 16,600. Problem is my Physics score which is entirely CPU bound. I only get 6,800 compared to 10,800 for a 2700K. An i5-3550 should give much better results, no?
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It's strange though, I mostly get 100% GPU usage in my games so I'm not sure the 3550 is the issue there. Seems like I lack GPU muscle.

correct. some games like BF3 SP (doubt anyone plays that anymore) that i5 will work. go to a MP 64 match and it will choke. not just 'cause of lack of speed but lack of cores.

edit: btw, that 290 run was at stock bios and stock volts.
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