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Am i bottlenecking my GPU with this processor?

I have just bought an EVGA gtx 770 oc 2gb with the ACX cooling unit. i am only getting about 30-50 FPS in battlefield 4 multiplayer on ultra settings. I figure the gtx 770 can do much better than that, so i jumped to the conclusion that i am bottlenecking it with my AMD phenom II x4 965. also would overclocking my cpu help to reduce to severity of the bottleneck? I am using a Cooler Master hyper 212 evo so heat wouldnt be that big of an issue with a mild over clock.

Rest of the system:
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965
MOBO: ASRock 970 extreme4
RAM: Patriot G2 8gb dual channel at 1600MHz
GPU: EVGA GTX 770 2gb oc ACX
BOOT HDD: WD Scorpio Blue 320gb 7200rpm
DATA HDD: WD Black 640gb 7200rpm
PSU: Rosewill Hive 650w
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64bit

thanks!
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  1. Best answer
    If its stock, it will bottle neck ur gpu.
    Ocing it would help.
  2. You could do a decent overclock with the 212 EVO, it would definitely help. BF4 is a very CPU intensive game, so that could definitely be causing it. Are you sure you have the latest driver installed from NVIDIA?
  3. Yingda Wang said:
    If its stock, it will bottle neck ur gpu.
    Ocing it would help.


    How much of an increase in fps will i get in BF4 if i overclocked it to say 4.0 GHz?
  4. HiTechObsessed said:
    You could do a decent overclock with the 212 EVO, it would definitely help. BF4 is a very CPU intensive game, so that could definitely be causing it. Are you sure you have the latest driver installed from NVIDIA?


    My driver version is 334.67 so i am using the latest beta driver. i tried the latest recommended driver but that didnt change my fps at all
  5. That's fine, just wanted to make sure. You could probably push it to 4.2 on the EVO. Might as well try it and see how it effects your FPS. Just make sure you give it enough (but not too much) voltage, and be sure to monitor temps as well.
  6. HiTechObsessed said:
    That's fine, just wanted to make sure. You could probably push it to 4.2 on the EVO. Might as well try it and see how it effects your FPS. Just make sure you give it enough (but not too much) voltage, and be sure to monitor temps as well.


    Alright will do. Thanks for the help.
  7. I have actually decided to just go ahead and do a full system upgrade, seeing as my current system is about 3.5 years old.
    this is what im thinking of upgrading to:

    CPU: i7 4770k
    MOBO: Gigabyte GA-z87x-ud3h
    RAM: Corsair Dominator 16 gb dual channel @ 1866MHz
    GPU: EVGA GTX 770 oc 2gb 2-way SLI
    PSU: SeaSonic Platinum 1000w
    BOOT HDD: Samsung 840 EVO 260gb SSD
    DATA HDD 1 WD Black 1tb
    DATA HDD 2 WD Black 640gb
    DATA HDD 3 WD Scorpio Blue 320gb
    CASE: Cooler Master HAF X

    *Keep in mind this will be the whole system once it has been built.

    Then i will water cool both the CPU and the 2 GPU's via a custom loop. Would a Black ice GT stealth 360mm radiator do the job for those? it has 30 FPI and is about 30mm thick.

    If anybody has any opinions and recommendations for this upgrade feel free to share!
    Thanks!
  8. Looks good except the PSU is much overkill. Unless its on sale, i recommande a hcg 750m from antec(made by seasonic)
    I do have the same mobo.
    its damn solid and no problem.
    EXCEPT IT BLUE SCREEN FOR 90% OF THE BOARD WHEN AND ONLY WHEN U HAVE 4 MEM DIMM INSTALLED *GB plz...*
    I ditch my 4x2 kite for a 2x4 due to this.
    It also has static voltage regulator, which means that if u oc it, it cant benifite from the sleeping state of haswell processor to save power (although who cares anyway...)
    Other than that, it is full of features with 1 click ocing and oc from windos without going into bios.
    Built like a rock.
    Malphite: its rock solid!
  9. update:
    I have decided to OC my cpu in the mean time while i get the money for my upgrade. I have been able to achieve a stable OC at 3.9 GHz at 1.4 volts. I can see a dramatic increase in performance, especially while playing battlefield 4. as stated before i was reaching framerates of 30-50 FPS on the ultra preset, but now i am reaching 60-80 FPS on ultra. i ran prime 95 for 8 hours, so i am assuming stable. one thing that was interesting is my stock voltage was very high, at 1.45 volts.

    Temps:
    idle - ~32 degrees
    load - ~52 degrees

    Thanks for your help guys!
  10. No problem, glad to help out :) The Antec 750w is a great PSU, you definitely don't need 1000w for 2-way SLI.

    And that's awesome about the gaming increase :) BF4 is so hard on the CPU... Overclocking usually leads to a pretty noticeable difference for BF4.
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