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Why is my new GTX 760 getting same average fps as my old GTS 450?

Full Specs:
AMD Phenom 2 x4 965
GTX 760
1600x900 resolution
4 GB

I updated my drivers to 320.49, reinstalled DX and somehow I still get 35 fps in battlefield 3 on ultra and 55 fps on low.
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  1. A rather old CPU could be the problem, causing bottlenecking.
  2. +1 Azrale47

    Your CPU is totally holding up the show.
  3. Really? Its a 3.4 ghz cpu, I thought it would be fine.
  4. Well your resolution is also not that high. If you were to compare the 2 at 1080p, then you would see a larger diff, but it looks like you are getting held back by CPU/RAM.
  5. Best answer
    TwistedChimera said:
    Really? Its a 3.4 ghz cpu, I thought it would be fine.


    Pure clock rate is not the end of the story. A modern 3.4GHz i5 is A LOT faster than yours due to greatly greatly improved IPCs.

    My suggestion : Overclock the CPU and see if there is some improvement.
  6. I will try that. Incase that doesn't work what CPU should I get, it would have to be cheap ofc since ive blown my money on the gpu.
  7. Depends if you mobo supports FX CPUs or not. What motherboard do you have?
  8. I have a ASUS crosshair III formula
  9. PRETTY GOOD motherboard to overclock on then.
  10. OK so great mobo for its time, but it does not support newer CPU, get a decent CPU cooler and OC it.
  11. How much should I overclock it? It doesn't seem to go over 60 c. What temperature should I keep it at under?
  12. Normally, 80 degrees C max is okay. You must compromise life vs speed.
  13. TwistedChimera said:
    How much should I overclock it? It doesn't seem to go over 60 c. What temperature should I keep it at under?


    I maxed my old 1055T at 70c, Id say keep it there.
  14. 62C is max spec.

    Your CPU should not be holding you back much, if any, unless you are online with a 64-player map. If this is the case, try switching to a 32-player map and note any improvements.

    You should also bump your IMC/NB to a minimum 2400MHz to improve memory bandwidth and latency. This should be easily accomplished with the NB Vid at 1.2v, or less.

    I also would consider calling shens on a GTS450 getting 35 fps in BF3 on Ultra.

    BF2, maybe, with your detail dialed back.
  15. I get 50-60 fps in skyrim, high with texture mods using my gts 450.
    I'm overclocking my cpu right now, kind of a noob though.
  16. TwistedChimera said:
    I get 50-60 fps in skyrim, high with texture mods using my gts 450.
    I'm overclocking my cpu right now, kind of a noob though.


    Doing it in BIOS I hope, and keep a close eye on temps. There are so many guides.
  17. I know the basics. I overclocked to 3.6mhz now and my fps in bf3 is between 45 and 60 (operation metro 64player) with a min of 34 and a max of 73, doesnt seem right.
  18. TwistedChimera said:
    I know the basics. I overclocked to 3.6mhz now and my fps in bf3 is between 45 and 60 (operation metro 64player) with a min of 34 and a max of 73, doesnt seem right.


    Seems like a small improvement. I know Metro is insane on the CPU requirement. Even my 3570K at 4.7Ghz experiences dips on that damned map with so many players.
  19. Well that was sniping at the back (US side). Just went into another map and I have 34 fps looking at the battle and 74 looking away. If my cpu was bottlenecking wouldn't there be no min max?
  20. TwistedChimera said:
    Well that was sniping at the back (US side). Just went into another map and I have 34 fps looking at the battle and 74 looking away.


    Run resource monitor in the background, then after 10 mins check RAM + CPU usage.

    Keep in mind 200MHz is barely an OC.
  21. Ok, what am I checking exactly?
  22. Take a screenshot. Post it.
  23. http://imgur.com/n30lTlv
    Im guessing you wanted to see the overview tab.
  24. Kinda need to see the graphs backwards too, so we can check when you were actually in game.
  25. Right, give me a few. Btw what should I overclock to?
  26. See your CPU and RAM usage is very high, its clear that you need a little more performance on those.
    Overclock as much as your temperature will allow. Do you have an aftermarket CPU cooler?
  27. I'm not sure. Anyway to tell?
  28. TwistedChimera said:
    I'm not sure. Anyway to tell?


    Open up the case and check. If you don't know you have an aftermarket cooler, then you probably do not.
  29. After messing around with it for awhile I figure its no use using this old cpu and motherboard. Can someone recommend a good cpu and compatible motherboard so I can get the full benefits of my gtx 760?
  30. Do you have a budget in mind?
  31. Well I know a guy that runs a computer shop so I can get a discount by trading him my old cpu/motherboard and my gts 450. Nothing over $400
  32. New RAM is a good thing too. MAKE SURE YOUR PSU support Haswell, if you give us the exact model we can check.


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  33. Not that it helps but, I have a 965BE and have the same problem. Gonna buy a newer chip a see if that helps. Did you resolve your issue? If so how?
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