Originally Posted by mdocod
It's not possible for it to be a CPU problem because you have so many cores. I mean, wow, look at all those cores. Impossible to bottleneck on all that.
A PD core has 2 Arithmetic Logic Units per core. That's Pentium M era execution resources.
We can buy a haswell celeron for $50 with 4 ALUs per core that achieves higher IPS per core than an FX-8320 at stock clocks. Having a whole crap ton of cores is pointless if none of them can achieve high enough IPS to leave overhead for draw calls in CPU intensive real-time workloads that are restricted to only a few threads.
Stock clocked FX-8320/6300 have lightly threaded performance characteristics from 2008. There is nothing unusual about having performance problems in WoW or other lightly threaded real-time workloads on a PileDriver CPU. It should be expected. People report these frustrations all the time. It's a poor CPU choice for those workloads.
I usually agree with you hands down but that last comment is somewhat exaggerated, sorry I gotta say it. FX isn't as bad as people make it out to be in single thread, is it great no but not nearly as bad. People always say FX can't do 60+ in skyrim, SC2 and other single thread titles. If this is true why do I get 60+ in skyrim, SC2 and other single thread titles ?