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Low FPS in BF4? Phenom ii X4 955 + GTX 670

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April 11, 2014 2:33:43 PM

I was recently playing with my new GPU and I noticed that my FPS hadn't really improved compared to my other GPU. The FPS doesn't really change no matter how I change the settings (maybe max 5 fps between low and ultra).
I changed from a Sapphire Radeon 5850 to a Gigabyte GTX 670.

My CPU is a Phenom ii X4 955 3.2 Ghz. I know that there is a slight bottleneck, but is this the only factor decreasing my FPS?

A friend of mine is running an i5 3570k + GTX 660 Ti and is getting about 80 fps on high settings.
How is it then possible that I'm only getting about 30-40 FPS with a Phenom X4 955 + GTX 670 on high settings???

I have to mention that my CPU load, according to task manager, is about 92-99% while ingame. Sometimes it drops for a few sec but not for very long.

Is there a way to increase it to 60+? Atm I'm getting about the same FPS (probably even lower) compared to my old GPU (radeon 5850). :l

I don't seem to have a FPS drop in other games, my FPS on for example Payday 2 increased from a solid 60 to a solid 120 FPS...

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April 11, 2014 2:39:36 PM

Unfortunately your CPU is causing the framerate drops. Your friend is getting a much higher framerate because BF4 is an extremely high CPU usage game and he has a much better CPU. The best way to increase your FPS is by upgrading your CPU.
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April 11, 2014 2:42:37 PM

BPTMatthew said:
Unfortunately your CPU is causing the framerate drops. Your friend is getting a much higher framerate because BF4 is an extremely high CPU usage game and he has a much better CPU. The best way to increase your FPS is by upgrading your CPU.


I was fearing that already :l, isn't there a way to upp performance a bit? By for example OC'ing it? The fun thing is that I have another 670 waiting to be installed into the system :p . I read somewhere that the bottleneck shouldn't be that huge if the phenom would be OC'ed. And even now, without OC, the bottleneck shouldn't be huge (which it is in my opinion).
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April 11, 2014 2:43:53 PM

OC'ing may make a small difference, but in the long run you will need to upgrade to keep running modern games at a decent FPS.
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April 11, 2014 2:48:44 PM

BPTMatthew said:
OC'ing may make a small difference, but in the long run you will need to upgrade to keep running modern games at a decent FPS.


I am planning on buying the 4670k + extreme 4 MB =). That one will run SLI without a problem I hope :p  (pretty sure it will).

Are you sure it is the CPU? Because I thought Bf4 wasn't really very CPU depending and my friend is still running +40 fps compared to me :l. I thought the difference would be like 10 fps maybe, but 40 is a lot :p 
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