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Does a 4670k offer a smoother gameplay experience than a 8320

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December 31, 2013 5:51:50 PM

I currently have an AMD FX 8320 with crossfire 270x's, and i notice during BF4 i experience wide ranges of fps (30-120fps on average), and small stutters and slowdowns on occasion.

Would an intel 4670k fix these? or is this GPU related? Ive read that intel actually plays better with AMD GPU's than AMD processors do, any truth to this?

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December 31, 2013 5:58:31 PM

To the intel+amd > amd+amd, no not at all. If you had a more powerful processor then yes.

I've heard that BF4 is buggy in general and your FPS issues could be in part due to that. You could also try disabling crossfire and updating your graphics drivers. In addition you could update your BIOS to the most recent version, and potentially overclock that 8320.

Overall a 4670k provides better FPS than an 8320. In BF4 they're very similar on average, not sure of the minimum FPS of each though. I'd try what I suggested above before buying anything.
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December 31, 2013 6:03:19 PM

JOOK-D said:
To the intel+amd > amd+amd, no not at all. If you had a more powerful processor then yes.

I've heard that BF4 is buggy in general and your FPS issues could be in part due to that. You could also try disabling crossfire and updating your graphics drivers. In addition you could update your BIOS to the most recent version, and potentially overclock that 8320.

Overall a 4670k provides better FPS than an 8320. In BF4 they're very similar on average, not sure of the minimum FPS of each though. I'd try what I suggested above before buying anything.


I currently have my 8320 overclocked to 4.4ghz and ive updated my bios and my drivers. I have both GPU's overclocked to 1100mhz. Ive even noticed in League of Legends, which i run in borderless (so runs with a single card) i will be at 140-200fps and then randomly have it drop to 38 fps for a second, then go back
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December 31, 2013 6:33:00 PM

Micro-stuttering. Crossfire sucks. An Intel CPU won't fix the problem but will give generally give you better FPS.
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December 31, 2013 7:08:30 PM

jjs0891 said:
Micro-stuttering. Crossfire sucks. An Intel CPU won't fix the problem but will give generally give you better FPS.


But like I said, even with just using a single 270x, a low demand game such as league of legends even has stutters down to 25fps at times

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December 31, 2013 8:46:03 PM

Try setting your video cards to default clock.
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December 31, 2013 10:38:12 PM

jjs0891 said:
Try setting your video cards to default clock.


Just put it back to stock, played a game of conquest with crossfire and saw 26-60fps during the match with an average of 38fps. I switched it to medium settings with no AA and still only got 40-60 fps. Seems a little ridiculous. Not sure if this means CPU bottleneck or not.

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January 1, 2014 12:06:59 AM

Doubt it's a CPU bottleneck. Try uninstalling and reinstalling video drivers.
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January 1, 2014 6:30:24 AM

To test if it's a CPU bottleneck you should run some CPU and GPU monitoring software in the background when playing games (task manager would be fine) - when you get the FPS drop tab out (or look at the graph on a 2nd monitor) and see if your CPU usage is maxing out. Someone else on here with an 8320 gets 400 or so FPS in LoL so I'm not sure what's going on.

As always you could try something as simple as an antivirus/antimalware scan, or check your processes/services to see if something is hogging your resources.

As for FPS drops I get them on my 8320 too in single-threaded games. However it's not often at all that it goes below 60.

Also check you didn't accidentally leave anything on power saving settings such as the windows power options.
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