I noticed that lag as well with 8xAA enabled but not with 4xAA. What I haven't checked is vram usage so that might be it.
Wouldn't two cards run x16 x16 and three x16 x8 x8? That's how my ancient board works. Is that a Intel Z77 limitation?Originally Posted by Boyd
I believe what you are experiencing is low card bandwidth. let me try explain a few things, and i do truely believe its the cause of your lack of performance.
1x GTX 680 would run at PCI-E 3.0 x16 bit bandwidth.
2x GTX 680s would run at PCI-E 2.0 x8, x8 bit bandwidth
3x GTX 680s would run at PCI-E 2.0 x8, x8, x4 bit (sometimes x8 x4 x4) bandwidth
Having plenty of graphics to give your CPU to process does stress your CPU more than usual. specially having an i5 (no hyperthreading, btw C3 does use HT) will kinda lower down your overall performance.
my rule of thumb is... if you are going to have more than two graphics card (x8 x8) i would recommend having an X79 socket motherboard that would run x16 x16 x8 instead of x8 x8 x4
I hope this helps and make sense good luck.
you are right when it comes to your specific system which is X58.Originally Posted by Slightly skewed
Wouldn't two cards run x16 x16 and three x16 x8 x8? That's how my ancient board works. Is that a Intel Z77 limitation?
Honestly it's going to be a problem unless you go for a 2011 hex core. The game is just a pure resource hog.Originally Posted by cursedprophet
i didnt realize C3 was so cpu intensive though :S that kinda sucks lol, i dunno if its worth me up'ing to a 3770k or just waiting for enough cash to grab a 1150 mobo with a 4xxxk chip :S
not sure atm what to do but i guess i was looking for maybe a simple answer lol unfortunately i cant get one in this case lol
the new g1 sniper 5 looks pretty mean as well
damn if only i was a billionaire lol
anyway thanx dude much appreciate the advice