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 06/20/2014 09:54 PM
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I got The Witcher 2, can play it on Ultra settings (without Uberantialiasing or whatever) on a steady average of 65-70FPS. Sometimes it hits 98% GPU Utilization, but not always. I think thats normal right?

Runs good, good FPS all around.

 

It seems like the NFS one is not optimized for this GFX or I don't have the latest patch.

 

I've becoming to think that my CPU is holding me back when I play intesive multiplayer games like BF3 even tho any core is maxing out.. what do you think?

Note: If I join an empty server on BF3, GPU Utilization does go higher and I get way better FPS, problem is when the server has more than 20-30 players.

The single player of BF3, I can play with with an average of 100FPS I think.

 06/20/2014 10:12 PM
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If a power saving feature does not mess with your performance, why would a powerfull cpu like yours hold you back ?

 

Test that cpu with every synthetic benchmark you can find, and compare results online.

If everything seems good, then it's not the cpu.

And if the gpu is performing well in most games and benchmarks, i wouldn't worry about that either.

 

Assuming your pcie x16 slot works fine, and PSU delivers power properly to all system components, then it has to be either poor game support or inadequate driver support.

Or both !

 

Remember, a powerful gpu demands a powerful system.

That means psu, mobo, cpu and good temps.

 

 

EDIT:   all NFS games from "the run" and beyond run like crap.

Frostbite engine continously advances, but bf3 and nfs:the run are the only ones with good optimizations.

Don't worry yourself with these games too much.



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 06/20/2014 10:58 PM
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Before I bought this Corsair H80i (three weeks ago) this CPU was running all of the time of its life with its stock cooler, reaching 55-60C while gaming. This went on for like 3 years. Back then I didn't care if the temps were too high (yeah, pretty bad of me to think like that). 

Maybe this CPU has suffered some damage and is underperforming now. 

What Benchmark utilities do you recommend for me to test and compare with other people's results?

Thanks.

 06/21/2014 07:40 AM
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No.

A cpu with 55-65° C during load will last the most, assuming it functions on stock voltage, and uses a good curable thermal paste.

You did change the thermal paste with that H80i, didn't you ?

 

No, the cpu should be fine.

 

Start with Cinebench, Passmark, sisoft SANDRA and aida64 benchmark tests. Run intel burn test only for stability stress.

Make sure that minimal processes/ services run on the background. That includes internet connections and anti-virus software (make sure the benchmark you run is clean first).



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 07/05/2014 08:52 PM
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I upgraded my system, and the "underperforming problem" of my R9 280X was due to the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Processor, it was bottlenecking the R9 280X so it could not perform as it should/could.

I now have a Intel i7 4790k @ 4.4GHz (stock turbo) with an ASRock Z97 Extreme6 Motherboard. 

Right now, in EVERY GAME, I get 98-99% GPU usage. Finally I can experience how this card is really able to perform.

If an admin reads this, please mark this as Solved. 

It was a true bottleneck case. (even tho I thought not at the beginning.)

Thanks all of you who tried to help me, deeply appreciated.

 

Before System Specs [bottlenecked]:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T @ 4.0GHz (overclocked)

Motherboard: Gigabyte 970A-D3P

GPU: XFX R9 280X DD 3GB

RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB @ 1600MHz 9-9-9-27 Dual Channel

PSU: Corsair TX850W

CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i

Current System Specs [awesome]:

CPU: Intel i7 4790k @ 4.4GHz (stock turbo)

Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme6

GPU: XFX R9 280X DD 3GB [same as above]

RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB @ 1600MHz 9-9-9-27 Dual Channel [same as above]

PSU: Corsair TX850W [same as above]

CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i [same as above]



Edited: 07/05/2014 at 09:07 PM by evornoss
 07/06/2014 12:24 AM
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Originally posted by: evornoss I upgraded my system, and the "underperforming problem" of my R9 280X was due to the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Processor, it was bottlenecking the R9 280X so it could not perform as it should/could.

 

 

 

I doubt that,My 1100T isnt bottleknecked by my 2-Gigabyte Boost 7950's in crossfire.And a 280X is just a rebadged 7970 Ghz card.

I would bet it was that mobo.



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 07/07/2014 06:23 AM
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Hmmm, how would my former MOBO be a bottleneck?

 07/07/2014 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by: evornoss Hmmm, how would my former MOBO be a bottleneck?

 

Not saying it was bottlenecking,maybe just something wrong with it.All your other hardware looks fine(on before specs)I just think there was some issue with that mobo.

This is what I am getting in BF4 using the Ingame FPS counter on a 64 player server:

1920X1200 Ultra

crossfire enabled 100-120 fps Ultra

crossfire disabled  50-60 fps Ultra.

As for BF3,I would have to check again.

 

 

 

 



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