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Would getting a new cpu to go with my 7950 help? (Current is the FX-6200)

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June 21, 2013 10:34:38 AM

I was noticing a bit of a bottleneck the other day in battlefield 3 and I was wondering if the FX-8350 would be worth the upgrade. My temps are always good (GPU: 50-65C) (CPU: 30-45C) and I get low gpu usage with low fps. Thanks for the help!
Another thing I thought was not-worthy is that when I'm playing bf3 every core is utilized only 60%, which I think is a bit odd.

Specs:
Mobo: Biostar A880GZ
CPU: FX-6200 (OC'd to 4.4 GHz)
CPU heatsink: Hyper 212
GPU: Gigabyte HD 7950 (Stock clocks)
PSU: Rosewill 620w Green
RAM: 8gb corsair vengeance 1600mhz
Fans: lots of them

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June 21, 2013 11:01:55 AM

You should be fine with your 6200 @ 4.4...hang on...steamroller is only about 6-9 months out at this point...just upgrade then :) 

EDIT: Turn your settings down just a tad...and you will pick up some performance...also, do you record while you play? Because that's a big drain on your CPU running both at once...
June 21, 2013 11:08:26 AM

8350rocks said:
You should be fine with your 6200 @ 4.4...hang on...steamroller is only about 6-9 months out at this point...just upgrade then :) 

EDIT: Turn your settings down just a tad...and you will pick up some performance...also, do you record while you play? Because that's a big drain on your CPU running both at once...

What's odd is that when I turn down my settings and res I get the same fps. (And I never record.) Also I've seen videos of people with the same card but different cpus and they get better fps even when recording. :(  Another thing I forgot to mention is that on an empty server I get much better fps. Will upload a performance pic of that :) 
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June 21, 2013 11:13:26 AM

Lol im running an old 955 @ 3.8 with my 7950 oc to 1075/1350...
June 21, 2013 11:21:57 AM

Note that the yellow bar (cpu usage) was a bit more towards the green bar (gpu usage). Also the fps was 3 higher, but whatevs. (print screen kinda messed with it)

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