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lol yes, downgrading is the answer.
    
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
lol yes, downgrading is the answer.
el oh el. He has a 1600x900 display and crossfire 6970's. Unless he enables 64xAA I don't think he'll see the benefit.

As I said IF he doesn't get something beyond 1080p, or IF he doesn't go multimonitor crossfire 6970s is a waste of money that he will never see even half the potential of.

Also, we get it. SB is faster then Phenom II. Everyone knows that. It's already been proven PII can drive higher-end cards in SLI/CFX just fine, though obviously not as well as SB(common sense).
Edited by Horsemama1956 - 2/24/11 at 7:16am
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Maybe there's a software cause for the "low" FPS?
I don't think Phenom II quad @4.0 and NB @2.6 can bottleneck 2x6970
Is that result with the new RAM? I guess it is, but just to check..
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I wouldn't say my Q6600 is better, but defiantly can match any decent AMD quad at stock speeds. It's kept me from upgrading for a couple years.
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Umm, wait, guys, Did OP ever mention FPS or I missed something again?

OP says he's running BF with the new RAM and NB@2.6 and 4Gh CPU. with 90% CPU load and 60% GPU load.

He DIDN'T say thats runnin in low FPS, did he? So why still taking on bottlenecks?
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OP is using maxed FSAA at 1080P with a 4.0 B55? He's at a GPU limited setting. Faster RAM would be minimal help at best. I'd like to see what a single or dual 570s would do on his rig, but he may in fact be CPU limited?

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Q6600s r better nd still going strong even today if well O.Ced..DUH
Better than a 4.0 Phenom II? Wrong. 3.6 Q6600 would be matched or bettered by PII at about 3.8.
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
OP is using maxed FSAA at 1080P with a 4.0 B55? He's at a GPU limited setting. Faster RAM would be minimal help at best. I'd like to see what a single or dual 570s would do on his rig, but he may in fact be CPU limited?
570 is only avg 5% faster, no big deal.
And I ask yet again, after the last modding to OP's setup, Did he complain of low FPS?
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Better than a 4.0 Phenom II? Wrong. 3.6 Q6600 would be matched or bettered by PII at about 3.6.
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Umm, wait, guys, Did OP ever mention FPS or I missed something again?

OP says he's running BF with the new RAM and NB@2.6 and 4Gh CPU. with 90% CPU load and 60% GPU load.

He DIDN'T say thats runnin in low FPS, did he? So why still taking on bottlenecks?
If you read it, it says his old system with 4870 crossfired gets 40 FPS, newer system with crossfired 6970 gets 50 FPS. With dual cards you're not suppose to be getting such crappy framerates considering you're playing at the right resolution. But this game is CPU intensive, as I've said before I have BC2 maxed at 1920x1200 with only one 5870 averaging 75 FPS on stock settings.

What the OP should do is try playing at a higher resolution instead of 1600x900. If you look at his screen shots the CPU is getting all the usage while the GPU barely gets 50-60%. Because of the low resolution the OP is playing at the CPU is getting stressed more than the GPU. So the CPU gets fully utilized while the GPU's hover at only 50-60% usage.



But I honestly believe the OP upgrading to faster memory isn't going to help boost FPS. Higher speed memory will only help in overclocking and benchmarks. More or higher speed memory don't do squat for FPS. The OP would be better spending that money on a higher resolution monitor.
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That last screenshot was without the new motherboard or RAM. I'm here at work waiting for those parts to come in, I've also got a 1080p monitor here that I'm gonna test as well. Depending on how that goes, I'll probably be picking up a 1080P monitor from Amazon later today. My poor bank account. I know some of you have said that I should go beyond 1080p, but even 24 inches is cutting it on how much screen space I want. I'm also not planning on going dual monitor setup, I think that looks awful. I'm also not going to return any of this stuff. There is no reason for me to pay a restocking fee when I can just wait a while for bulldozer to come out of save up for an i7 board and cpu!

Oh, and as per my last screenshot, FPS was staying 60+ when tons of **** was happening, averaging 100-120fps just running around though.

I did a test in TF2 after I OC'd the north bridge. 32 person server, last point to capture where everyone was around and everything was exploding, I think I saw it dip to 90fps. Most of the time it was staying at around 200FPS, and some parts it was even hitting the 300fps limit!

So, in a couple hours I'll post some GPU usuage and FPS charts after I get the parts put in, both in 1600x900 and 1920x1080 and post them up here, I'll also see if switching to a 16x dual lane for PCI-E helps.
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