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BF4 Bottleneck at Low Settings?

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January 12, 2014 11:07:31 AM

I'm going to start off with my specs.

i5-3350p 3.3GHz
Sapphire 7970 OC (non GE)
8gb 1600MHz RAM

Running bf4 at 1080p low, I get a lot of micro-stuttering and big frame drops into the 40's, even on 32p servers. I thought my system would have been able to handle it just fine, but apparently not.

I ran a benchmark with fraps so I'll paste it below.
2014-01-12 12:47:31 - bf4
Frames: 40968 - Time: 639078ms - Avg: 64.105 - Min: 43 - Max: 155

I do not use vsync. My gpu runs at around 45% load while my cpu has 95% across all cores after the game I ran the benchmark on. GPU temps are never above 60c and cpu is 57c.

Other than upgrading the cpu, I can't think of anything else to try. I don't have the money available just yet. It makes the game unplayable.
January 12, 2014 11:19:51 AM

Hmm. Your PC should handle BF3. Have you got anything running in the background? Recording software? Are the CPU temps high? Have you scanned for viruses etc?
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January 12, 2014 11:25:07 AM

PyjamasCat said:
Hmm. Your PC should handle BF3. Have you got anything running in the background? Recording software? Are the CPU temps high? Have you scanned for viruses etc?


It's like this across most demanding games.
Background processes are afterburner, fraps, origin, steam, and firefox.

Temps are just fine and no viruses.
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January 12, 2014 11:53:42 AM

Have you tried re-installing BF3? Do you use any mods or anything like that with it? Other people have noticed performance drops with some BF3 updates. Is singleplayer doing the same thing?
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January 12, 2014 12:31:34 PM

Since your CPU usage is so high and your GPU usage so low, plus a 7970 should be able to run the game on ultra, I would recommend upgrading your CPU as soon as you get the cash. However, keep in mind, BF4 is still optimized and buggy, as when I play with an FX-6350 OC to 4.4 GHz and GTX 770 OC to 1280 Mhz core, I still have erratic framerates and weird dips.
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January 12, 2014 12:41:34 PM

Sorry! I miss-read BF4 as BF3!
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January 19, 2014 4:23:59 AM

Have i3 and gtx660. When low settings in BF4 single player cpu usage is like 75% and gpu usage is 50%. Same happens in many other games, f.e. in league of legends cpu usage is like 45% and gpu usage is 35%, luckily that is enough for 120fps@1080p. Either there is some additional bottleneck cause or then its just a software matter that has something against high fps. Can get the usages go up when turning settings to high, but would prefer the smoothness.

Luckily in some games like the newest Dead space the fps still goes really high when lowering the settings. Try tweaking settings through console or config file as it may include additional variables that are not found in the game options.
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