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December 17, 2012 1:35:28 PM

Hello,

I'm holding out for Haswell before I upgrade, but should I be worried about FC3.

My Q6600 + GTX460 is giving a comfortable 40-50 FPS in World of Tanks @ 1920x1080 and has been a good little system for many years. Will I need a graphicx upgrade for FC3 before a new processor?

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December 17, 2012 1:44:51 PM

You won't be able to run it on ultra but you should be okay. It doesn't seem that CPU intensive. I have an i3 2100 and HD 7850 and I get about 40-45 in vegetated areas and about 50-60 out in the open. All my settings are ultra @ 1080p and 8x MSAA.
December 17, 2012 2:21:46 PM

mmccreesh1 said:
You won't be able to run it on ultra but you should be okay. It doesn't seem that CPU intensive. I have an i3 2100 and HD 7850 and I get about 40-45 in vegetated areas and about 50-60 out in the open. All my settings are ultra @ 1080p and 8x MSAA.


Nope you really aren't
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/far-cry-3-performance-ben...
http://www.techspot.com/review/615-far-cry-3-performanc...
You're getting around 20 FPS with the settings you mentioned

As for nmb255 You will be able to play the game but unless you overclock your CPU it's not going to be pretty.
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December 17, 2012 2:29:45 PM

Well I really am. I'm using RTSS to measure my FPS while playing and they are really my averages. I have my core clock overclocked to 1050mhz from the reference 860. Maybe that's why? The readings are not wrong because the game does play very smooth, of course it drops to about 20 when a grenade goes off in my face but that's normal.

Also, they are probably not using the beta drivers, there is a BIG performance boost in the beta drivers.
December 18, 2012 3:51:28 AM

mmccreesh1 said:
Well I really am. I'm using RTSS to measure my FPS while playing and they are really my averages. I have my core clock overclocked to 1050mhz from the reference 860. Maybe that's why? The readings are not wrong because the game does play very smooth, of course it drops to about 20 when a grenade goes off in my face but that's normal.

Also, they are probably not using the beta drivers, there is a BIG performance boost in the beta drivers.


I get only a few fps better on my rig and I have a 3770K @ 4.5 and two 7970s in crossfire... No idea how you are getting that kind of framerate on those settings/hardware.
December 18, 2012 6:28:31 AM

I have a AMD Phenom II X6 @ 2.8Ghz and GTX 660... Never got more than 40-50 fps throughout the game at those settings and that resolution...
Currently playin at 1366 X 768 with high settings 2X MSAA and I get 60-70 fps... It varies at various places though...
December 18, 2012 6:47:18 AM

mmccreesh1 said:
You won't be able to run it on ultra but you should be okay. It doesn't seem that CPU intensive. I have an i3 2100 and HD 7850 and I get about 40-45 in vegetated areas and about 50-60 out in the open. All my settings are ultra @ 1080p and 8x MSAA.


So, you're saying that you get better performance than the Radeon 7970????

Stop being misleadng and look at the facts.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/far-cry-3-performance-ben...

December 18, 2012 6:50:41 AM

nmb255 said:
Hello,

I'm holding out for Haswell before I upgrade, but should I be worried about FC3.

My Q6600 + GTX460 is giving a comfortable 40-50 FPS in World of Tanks @ 1920x1080 and has been a good little system for many years. Will I need a graphicx upgrade for FC3 before a new processor?


It's always critical to find balance between GPU and CPU. If you don't find balance, then the first will drag the performance Down of the other.

Upgrading either your CPU or GPU right now will bottleneck. But upgrading the GPU is always the best way to get better framerates, if you already own a decent CPU, so I would start upgrading the GPU.
December 18, 2012 6:53:25 AM

mmccreesh1 said:
You won't be able to run it on ultra but you should be okay. It doesn't seem that CPU intensive. I have an i3 2100 and HD 7850 and I get about 40-45 in vegetated areas and about 50-60 out in the open. All my settings are ultra @ 1080p and 8x MSAA.

We're talking about Far Cry 3 here, not Far Cry 1.
December 18, 2012 7:00:36 AM

gtx 670 getting 60-70 fps on ultra with no AA so it's pretty demanding.
December 18, 2012 10:16:37 AM

lostgamer_03 said:
It's always critical to find balance between GPU and CPU. If you don't find balance, then the first will drag the performance Down of the other.

Upgrading either your CPU or GPU right now will bottleneck. But upgrading the GPU is always the best way to get better framerates, if you already own a decent CPU, so I would start upgrading the GPU.


Thanks that sounds pretty sensible and way I take this forward. When Santa brings the game next week I'll see how it plays and if it needs anything I'll consider GPU upgrades first and hopefully I'll manage to hold out for Haswell before CPU needs a boost.
December 18, 2012 2:05:41 PM

Well I checked over my settings again and played for a while. I am getting those readings and the game plays very smoothly. The graphics look perfect too. lol I'm not trolling you guys, those really are my settings and reading. Just for an example, I run BF3 on ultra and get about 35-45 on a 64 man server in a hectic map. Is that about right?
December 19, 2012 8:04:21 AM

mmccreesh1 said:
Well I checked over my settings again and played for a while. I am getting those readings and the game plays very smoothly. The graphics look perfect too. lol I'm not trolling you guys, those really are my settings and reading. Just for an example, I run BF3 on ultra and get about 35-45 on a 64 man server in a hectic map. Is that about right?


:pt1cable: 
Lucky you....
December 19, 2012 12:15:15 PM

swagatrath said:
:pt1cable: 
Lucky you....


Well, I know one thing. I'm not going to complain. lol :kaola: 
January 4, 2013 7:33:39 PM

nmb255 said:
Hello,

I'm holding out for Haswell before I upgrade, but should I be worried about FC3.

My Q6600 + GTX460 is giving a comfortable 40-50 FPS in World of Tanks @ 1920x1080 and has been a good little system for many years. Will I need a graphicx upgrade for FC3 before a new processor?


Happy to report that the Q6600 + GTX460 manage to handle Far Cry 3 fairly well.
January 5, 2013 8:01:06 AM

I would say a GPU upgrade would be better for far cry 3 than a proc.

NO a huge amount of point waiting for haswell as it won't be a huge upgrade and not many games need more power than a 2500k at 4.6ghz can give
January 5, 2013 12:29:59 PM

Which game really needs 4.6 ghz.?? It's kinda hard to believe. Could you give an example? I'm honestly curious :)  .
January 5, 2013 12:56:01 PM

It just helps speed up fps. My point was that not many things need that much power. BF3 multiplayer will take all the cores and speed you give it
January 28, 2013 2:51:27 AM

I Have ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphic Card (Intergreted). It Has 1915 MB But I Try To Run Far Cry 3 and I Can't Seem To Tap 30 FPS, So I Was Thinking I Should Get A New Graphics Card. My PC Specs:
HP Pavilion Dv4 Notebook Series
AMD Turion X2 Ultra 64 ZM-80 2.1 Ghz
4 Gb Of Ram
359 Gb HDD
Should I Upgrade Or What ?
The Average FPS I Obtain Is 15 FPS. I Know My
Graphics card Is Bad But Still Any Other Tweaks. I've Also Tried "PostFxQuality=False" tweak But It Just Drops My FPS By 6, And 9 FPS Isn't Playable.Or Should I Add Ram Or Buy A New Graphics Card ?
January 28, 2013 5:58:05 AM

KiiDPoLo98 said:
I Have ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphic Card (Intergreted). It Has 1915 MB But I Try To Run Far Cry 3 and I Can't Seem To Tap 30 FPS, So I Was Thinking I Should Get A New Graphics Card. My PC Specs:
HP Pavilion Dv4 Notebook Series
AMD Turion X2 Ultra 64 ZM-80 2.1 Ghz
4 Gb Of Ram
359 Gb HDD
Should I Upgrade Or What ?
The Average FPS I Obtain Is 15 FPS. I Know My
Graphics card Is Bad But Still Any Other Tweaks. I've Also Tried "PostFxQuality=False" tweak But It Just Drops My FPS By 6, And 9 FPS Isn't Playable.Or Should I Add Ram Or Buy A New Graphics Card ?


Make your own thread if you want help. Your whole laptop is bad so you need a new one or a desktop to play it
January 28, 2013 7:14:14 AM

Ok, Thanks Man :) 
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