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post #21 of 31
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I moswell save some penny's like im doing and change to AMD Bulldozer at Tax time..

All I need is CPU/Mobo/RAM/Good HSF and id be set

GTA4 pegs 100% CPU Usage aswell, Mafia 2 is a little easier but still not under 90%..
Edited by Jesse^_^ - 3/17/11 at 10:37pm
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the 460 gets bottlenecked by duos. had a e7300 and it was unacceptable :/
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post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by frankth3frizz View Post
the 460 gets bottlenecked by duos. had a e7300 and it was unacceptable :/
Agreed :/
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post #24 of 31
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Originally Posted by Penryn View Post
I get 70% GPU usage with a 4.0 i7 950. It's just how the game is coded.
It has nothing to do with "how the game is coded," coding has nothing to do with it. If your cpu can supply enough information for your cards to run 100% they will run 100%. BC2 is a very demanding game cpu wise, I'm sure if you set your aa to 32x you would get 100% usage.
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No clock speed can compensate for Core count...
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post #26 of 31
Definitely a bottleneck. Just went from a E8400 clocked at 3.7GHz to a 2500k. Black Ops, Bad Company 2, Crysis, Civilization V, Far Cry 2, Just Cause 2 and probably others I haven't tried perform MUCH better. With games like Crysis it's more the speed of the cores themselves rather than the amount of cores.
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post #27 of 31
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Crysis was the only game that gave me 100% GPU Usage....

Well done Crytek, a Game made in 2007 still makes Graphocs Cards cry..
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post #28 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jesse^_^ View Post
Crysis was the only game that gave me 100% GPU Usage....

Well done Crytek, a Game made in 2007 still makes Graphocs Cards cry..
What I noticed though was that with the E8400 I had framerates all over the place, where as when I upgraded it hangs around 40FPS constantly. Also in areas with lots of smoke, like the beginning of the village level there's no FPS loss.
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post #29 of 31
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Mine shifty as, it will sweep from 25-40 alot and in the same spot it will sway 1-2FPS..



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post #30 of 31
Jesse^_^

You're clearly being bottlenecked in certain games. However, as long as they are playable at the settings you wanna play them it is no disaster.

If you're not happy with it you will have to upgrade. You could try to get a Q9xxx CPU and overclock it. But seeing your low end motherboard, it may be you'll not getting much overclock in a Quad. Anyway, hard to get by good 9xxx Quads with a reasonable price these days.

So If you got the money, go for a 2500K Sandy, motherboard and RAM.
    
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