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q9550 @ 3.6 with a gtx470. Upgrade processer or graphics card for Battlefield 4?

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October 8, 2013 7:43:03 PM

If i upgrade the card to one capable to play on ultra will it just be bottle necked by the q9550? 1920x1080

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October 8, 2013 7:45:41 PM

Upgrade neither. The performance increase you may (or may not) see won't be worth the cost (my opinion).

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November 6, 2013 1:17:04 AM

Wolfshadw said:
Upgrade neither. The performance increase you may (or may not) see won't be worth the cost (my opinion).

-Wolf sends


I second this. Am still rocking an overclocked Q9550 with a Radeon HD 6970, playing at 1980x1200, and everything still plays fine.
Some of the latest games will need some settings turned down a bit to maintain high FPS.

The Q9550 has to be the best CPU I've ever owned. It's an amazing chip that just keeps on giving :-)
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November 23, 2013 7:01:27 PM

I have 2 pc's both with gtx 670's . one with a i7 2700k and the other one with a Q9550 core 2 quad. The q9550 not so rockin, it runs battlefield 4 much slower than the i7 2700k. thinking of upgrading Q9550 to new platform. in intensive action frames drop much lower with core two quad Q9550.
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January 26, 2014 9:49:03 AM

how high do you have your q9550 overclocked to?




eza said:
Wolfshadw said:
Upgrade neither. The performance increase you may (or may not) see won't be worth the cost (my opinion).

-Wolf sends


I second this. Am still rocking an overclocked Q9550 with a Radeon HD 6970, playing at 1980x1200, and everything still plays fine.
Some of the latest games will need some settings turned down a bit to maintain high FPS.

The Q9550 has to be the best CPU I've ever owned. It's an amazing chip that just keeps on giving :-)


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January 30, 2014 2:51:17 PM

lack_60647 said:
how high do you have your q9550 overclocked to?


3.66 GHz (431 x 8.5) for daily use.
running it on an asus maximus ii formula. had a dfi lanparty jr before the asus and could only run it at 3.4 GHz stable with that motherboard until it blew.
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January 30, 2014 9:09:48 PM

Upgrade to an AMD GPU. Mantle will run nicely on that CPU of yours. Get something like an R9 270. Should perform nicely.
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September 22, 2014 3:47:34 AM

I run Battlefield 4 on preset Ultra, 64 people online in server, with drops to 30 FPS in action, to 60 FPS without the action.
My rig:
Q9550 @ 3,67ghz, 4GB DDR2 OC'ed @ 1100mhz 5-5-5-15 (another 4GB is underway!), 2x GTX470 SLI (runs with Hyper-SLI hack) stock speed at the moment.
CPU load while playing Battlefield 4: around 80%
GPU load while playing Battlefield 4: around 90%
Comparison:
2x GTX470 performs roughly the same as 1x GTX770.
So you will have a lot of benefit from a faster GPU.
The Q9550 if overclocked is fast enough for recent high end videocards.
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