Am i being held back? Pentium G3420 & R9 280x OC Tags: Pentium Graphics CPUs Battlefield Last response: May 27, 2014 11:59 AM in Graphics & Displays Share PeterVu May 27, 2014 11:53:05 AM I built my pc with a Pentium Dual core G3420 clocked at 3.2ghz CPU and I recently picked up a used R9 280x since the prices dropped so much. In Battlefield 4, i get about 30-50 fps on ultra and just barely 60 on high. Is the cpu the problem? More about : held back pentium g3420 280x Reply to PeterVu Kari a b à CPUs May 27, 2014 11:57:59 AM Check the GPU load during gameplay, if it isn't in the high 90s then something is holding it back. GPU-Z is a nice light weight monitoring tool http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/ Reply to Kari m 1 l vrumor a b à CPUs May 27, 2014 11:59:01 AM Your CPU is terrible for multiplayer games like BF4. Get at the very least an i3 preferably, an i5. Or a 6300 on the AMD side. Reply to vrumor m 1 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedAm i being held back by my CPU? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !