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Does bf3 run bettr on quad core?

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December 27, 2011 9:47:56 AM

Does bf3 run better on quad core? Im planning to upgrade to a phenom II x4 955 be and maybe oc it. And im also planning on upgrading the ram to 4gb? Would there be any performance increase?

This is my setup and ive been getting bad results lately having 25-40 fps but mostly 29 fps :( 

Amd athlonII x2 250 oc
Nvidia gtx 550 ti
3gb ram
Wndows 7 ultimate 64 bit
December 27, 2011 9:56:47 AM

Win 7 64 bit with only 3gb ? You must upgrade your ram. With quad core you will have a few fps+.
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December 27, 2011 10:03:38 AM

your graphics card is the main problem...a 550ti is not the best card..get a little money by trying to sell it, or something...the new cpu is good, 4 gb ram is great and a 6850 or even 6790 will be nice to run the game on 1680x1050 with medium graphics with around 35-40fps
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December 27, 2011 11:26:14 AM

Harith Aslam said:
your graphics card is the main problem...a 550ti is not the best card..get a little money by trying to sell it, or something...the new cpu is good, 4 gb ram is great and a 6850 or even 6790 will be nice to run the game on 1680x1050 with medium graphics with around 35-40fps

I just want to run it at 1024x768 And 1028x768 will it increase performance?
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December 28, 2011 12:35:57 PM

In single player mode, BF3 doesn't really use more than 2 cores. But from what I've read in MMO mode using a quad core can make a difference.

Which mode are you playing? If you are playing MMO, then try single player to see if performance is better.
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December 29, 2011 10:37:16 AM

jaguarskx said:
In single player mode, BF3 doesn't really use more than 2 cores. But from what I've read in MMO mode using a quad core can make a difference.

Which mode are you playing? If you are playing MMO, then try single player to see if performance is better.

Whats mmo??
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December 29, 2011 1:59:37 PM

MMO = Massively Multiplayer Online
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December 29, 2011 3:41:15 PM

You need to understand, CPU's with multiple cores are for running multiple things simultaneously without exerting any lag on your other programs running, this is good for rendering or ripping/burning media but in gaming it doesnt contribute that much and yes I do know that people have been saying it runs best on Quad Core but they've probably forgotten that their Graphics Card is doing most of the work, hell you could run Battlefield 3 on an Intel/AMD Dual Core processor and still get sick graphics just because you have a good graphics card, graphics card is the most important component in gaming because it takes a huge amount of strain off the CPU and it renders better thus making you games look sick, you OS (Operating System) also contributes to this because it runs apps in the background, to squeeze the utmost out of your PC I suggest using Gamebooster, it turns off all apps that are not needed and it basically speeds up your PC and it can be undone with a push of a button. Also if you are a person who goes the extra mile at squeezing the best performance out of your PC then you should run Dual Boot with your Windows 7 and Windows XP, Windows XP uses less resources and doesnt contribute to ingame lag.
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January 3, 2012 4:23:47 PM

paololat125 said:
Does bf3 run better on quad core? Im planning to upgrade to a phenom II x4 955 be and maybe oc it. And im also planning on upgrading the ram to 4gb? Would there be any performance increase?

This is my setup and ive been getting bad results lately having 25-40 fps but mostly 29 fps :( 

Amd athlonII x2 250 oc
Nvidia gtx 550 ti
3gb ram
Wndows 7 ultimate 64 bit


paololat125 - I just upgraded my CPU to quad core and the difference is VERY noticeable. My original specs were similar to yours however my video card is a step down (GTS 450). In any case I went from 20-30fps with all settings at off/low to 40-50fps with mid/high settings. I'm sooo happy I upgraded, well worth it for BF3. Like you I looked at my video card load vs processor load while playing (prior to upgrading), and like you my CPU was maxed out.
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