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post #21 of 31
I think you should check to see if your 470 is randomly dropping into 2d mode when you play sc. That is probably where the lag is coming from. I've seen it happen in wow with my 460. Forcing clocks fixed it, might save you a few hundred bucks smile.gif
post #22 of 31
I'm in the same position as you OP. I just decided to wait for Bulldozer. Sandy Bridge is a fairly good upgrade for your Phenom but we don't know how Bulldozer is going to perform. I don't know how long it's going to take, I heard summer 2011 though. Anyways, I'm already using this CPU for 2+ years, 3 more months should be fine biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Velathawen;12028798 
I think you should check to see if your 470 is randomly dropping into 2d mode when you play sc. That is probably where the lag is coming from. I've seen it happen in wow with my 460. Forcing clocks fixed it, might save you a few hundred bucks smile.gif

Yeah, at first I thought that was the case as well so I checked MSI Afterburner while playing the game. Everything is fine with the speed of the GTX 470. I noticed its usage is only 60% though since I only play at 1366x768.

After looking at some benchmarks for SC2, the performance I'm getting is consistent with the results.

Averaging about 40FPS in 3v3s and dropping down into the low 20s (which happens to be during the big battles which almost always the turning point of the match).

I'm just gonna wait and maybe upgrade late this year or early next if the newer CPUs perform well.
post #24 of 31
20fps on phenom II 965 and gtx 470 is definitely not normal. my phenom II 955 + 8800 ultra at max settings @1680x1050 doesnt even go down to 30fps afaik
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Originally Posted by jprovido;12028826 
20fps on phenom II 965 and gtx 470 is definitely not normal. my phenom II 955 + 8800 ultra at max settings @1680x1050 doesnt even go down to 30fps afaik

You actually take quite a performance hit if it's very late game 3v3 against insane AI or something. Against normal players FPS is typically much higher.

Either way, I'd wait it out as well tongue.gif
Edited by Velathawen - 1/16/11 at 1:58am
post #26 of 31
I vote upgrade, I came from a 945 @ 4.0 and my i5 completely destroys it, there is literally ZERO comparison. Also remember that supposedly Ivy Bridge cpus (22nm) will be coming to 1155. 2011 is the enthusiast socket, 1155 is mainstream. So there will be room to upgrade down the road. Do it and dont look back.
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Originally Posted by AverageGai;12028813 
Yeah, at first I thought that was the case as well so I checked MSI Afterburner while playing the game. Everything is fine with the speed of the GTX 470. I noticed its usage is only 60% though since I only play at 1366x768.

After looking at some benchmarks for SC2, the performance I'm getting is consistent with the results.

Averaging about 40FPS in 3v3s and dropping down into the low 20s (which happens to be during the big battles which almost always the turning point of the match).

I'm just gonna wait and maybe upgrade late this year or early next if the newer CPUs perform well.

Buy a 1920 x 1080 screen so most of the load switches over to the graphics card.
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Actually yeah, is there any reason you're running a 470 at 1366x768? O_o
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My 965 seems ok for gaming, but you should really try playing at a higher resolution.
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Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer;12028961 
Buy a 1920 x 1080 screen so most of the load switches over to the graphics card.
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Originally Posted by Velathawen;12029318 
Actually yeah, is there any reason you're running a 470 at 1366x768? O_o
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Originally Posted by Phoenixlight;12029358 
My 965 seems ok for gaming, but you should really try playing at a higher resolution.

I built my system with playing at 1680x1050 in mind, but once I started gaming on it, I couldn't get used to it (tried using it for a few months) so I switched back to my own 18in HP monitor which I love xD
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