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May 28, 2014 12:12:58 AM

Hello, I just got Watch Dogs and am not happy with my performance, it was expected I'm running an i5 3570k. I've been expecting to have to upgrade my CPU soon for next gen, and hyper threading being used in games, here's my question. If I upgrade to a 3770k I save $130 by not buying a new motherboard, and the 4770k + mobo is a giant price difference per performance compared to the 3770k. So should I upgrade to the 3770k? or wait untill Intel releases the next range of cpu's. I plan on maxing games like Watch Dogs, The Witcher 3, Dragon age 3, The Division, future next gen titles.

Current specs:
i5 3570k
GTX 770 2gb Sc edition
8gb 1600 ddr 3
Windows 8.1
1080p res

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May 28, 2014 12:22:51 AM

my cpu handles it. 2500k@4.9ghz
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May 28, 2014 12:28:02 AM

I would wait til the next generation of CPU's from intel as yours is still up to the job at the moment
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May 28, 2014 12:34:43 AM

ive got a 4670X with an R9 280X and maxed 1080P resolution works flawlessly on watch dogs for me. Maybe you have a virus thats robbing your system power is the only thing i can think.
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May 28, 2014 12:41:07 AM

It's not your CPU. It's your GPU. There are loads of articles saying just that - this game kills even the highest end graphics cards. Even GTX 780 Ti in SLI are struggling to cope at the highest settings.

My set up is the i7 3770K + SLI GTX 680s. My performance in Watchdogs is downright terrible.

I have the CPU that you're considering and can confirm my performance is still terrible. My GPU is the same as yours (680 = 770 pretty much) and I have 2 of them. The root cause seems to be the excessive use of GPU memory. 2GB is just not enough. To use the highest settings you need 4GB.

Your rig is a perfectly good one. Just tweak the settings until it works.
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May 28, 2014 12:43:59 AM

define terrible. i just played through the whole game with a 6970 on ultra detail/vsync/AA/AO 1080p. never dropped below 30 fps and sometimes hovered just under 60.

ive seen much beefier systems talking about a studder when they drive though. i heard one guy resolved the problem by moving the game from a HDD to a SSD.
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May 28, 2014 12:47:52 AM

WD is more GPU demanding than CPU, so you're better off sticking with that 3570K and get a better GPU. Games still don't fully utilize HT quite well, and for well over a decade since it's introduction plus the fact that console HW don't use any form of HT, i doubt that it will anytime soon.





Source: http://www.techspot.com/review/827-watch-dogs-benchmark...
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May 28, 2014 12:51:54 AM

Hazle said:
WD is more GPU demanding than CPU, so you're better off sticking with that 3570K and get a better GPU. Games still don't fully utilize HT quite well, and for well over a decade since it's introduction plus the fact that console HW don't use any form of HT, i doubt that it will anytime soon.





Source: http://www.techspot.com/review/827-watch-dogs-benchmark...


aha! hyperthreading is needed my ass. i knew it.
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May 28, 2014 1:17:37 AM

Thanks for all your replies, I just read an article the 3570k ran at almost the same fps as 4770k with a 780 ti. Hah. I'm waiting for the next Nvidia GPU line before I upgrade. If a 780 can't even maintain 60 fps at 1080 then I won't be upgrading anything soon.
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June 12, 2014 12:40:25 PM

bwrlane said:
It's not your CPU. It's your GPU. There are loads of articles saying just that - this game kills even the highest end graphics cards. Even GTX 780 Ti in SLI are struggling to cope at the highest settings.

My set up is the i7 3770K + SLI GTX 680s. My performance in Watchdogs is downright terrible.

I have the CPU that you're considering and can confirm my performance is still terrible. My GPU is the same as yours (680 = 770 pretty much) and I have 2 of them. The root cause seems to be the excessive use of GPU memory. 2GB is just not enough. To use the highest settings you need 4GB.

Your rig is a perfectly good one. Just tweak the settings until it works.


downgrade your drivers to 335.23 ,dont use the latest one "337.88" LOADS of ISSUES.

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