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What's holding my PC back?

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March 22, 2014 9:55:21 AM

I currently have an i5 2400 (3.1ghz) and a GTX 560 Ti. I have to go all the way to low gfx settings on Titanfall to ensure no drops below 60fps, and even then I still see it drop on occasion.

What is holding me back? The 560 Ti? Or the i5 2400?

Thanks for the help.

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March 22, 2014 9:57:40 AM

The video card. The 560 is nothing more than a midrange card and Titanfall is more than a mid range card kinda game. I dont own it, but ive seen some clips.
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March 22, 2014 12:03:24 PM

vrumor said:
The video card. The 560 is nothing more than a midrange card and Titanfall is more than a mid range card kinda game. I dont own it, but ive seen some clips.


That's what I was thinking, but I know Titanfall (Source engine in general) is quite CPU heavy, so I thought there was a chance it could be my CPU.

My motherboard only has PCI-E 2.0, is this a problem?

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March 22, 2014 12:15:47 PM

No. PCI-e 2.0 doesn't bottleneck current cards. 1.1 does, but only by around 5%.
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March 22, 2014 12:34:46 PM

cst1992 said:
No. PCI-e 2.0 doesn't bottleneck current cards. 1.1 does, but only by around 5%.


Cool, thanks.

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March 29, 2014 6:01:00 PM

I had an issue with a shortage of vram on my 270x 2gig
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March 29, 2014 6:08:31 PM

yeah titanfall if you crank up the texture will happily use around 3.7gb at 1080p...check your VRAM usage to make sure you don't get to 100%...as this will cause major drop in fps, stutter and may even make the game crash to desktop...
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March 29, 2014 6:25:00 PM

The GPU is your weakest link.
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March 29, 2014 6:30:07 PM

paitjsu sadff said:
yeah titanfall if you crank up the texture will happily use around 3.7gb at 1080p...check your VRAM usage to make sure you don't get to 100%...as this will cause major drop in fps, stutter and may even make the game crash to desktop...


I looked at that already thinking the same thing but titanfall will work as good as my 270x i had crossfired its bf4 thats killing me which is why im thinking its my cpu thats to blame
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