What steps are those? Do they improve performance on other games like wow as well? Both games are very old and badly optimized
PD: after checking some benchmarks out and reading all comments, I feel kind of sad for getting this AMD processor instead an i7.
But I also feel worse if I just go now and buy an i7, throwing away this AMD CPU/MOBO just months after getting them.
So I decided to... Kind of enjoy this processor for Like 3 years and change to the best i7 processor on that date, if AMD doesn't catch up of course, and at that time I'll do the proper research.
I believe my R9 290X OCed to 1150/1500 will still be a monster in 3 years from now, and changing the cpu to the newest platform will extend its life for another 5 years or so.
Also, I'm feeling a little bit more optimistic after seeing BF4 performance on mantle, its literally even better than the i7 4770K performance on my same card, plus all future Cryengine 3 games will have native support for mantle, so the future may not be that dark for my FX after all.
Time will tell.
Edited by Dargonplay - 4/4/14 at 11:47am