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March 3, 2013 9:02:25 AM

I'm getting low FPS in Crysis 3 on one of my systems. It runs fine on my Intel 2600K with GTX 680, but it has massive FPS drops on my Phenom II X4 970 with GTX 560 2GB. For the moment, I'm unable to use my Intel Rig, so I'll be playing with my AMD rig for a while.

The CPU usage is around 80-95% and the GPU load decreases to 55% when I'm in environments where the game has to render a lot of stuff, but it stays at 99% when there is nothing intensive taking place. I've tried with all sorts of settings. My CPU temps are about 53C and GPU temps are at 66C, this is normal, right? I seriously doubt a Phenom II X4 970 BE is bottle necking a single GTX 560.

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March 3, 2013 10:09:16 AM

The 560 is your weak link, throw the 680 in and you should be alright,
I play with a 975 and two 6950's so I know your chip shouldn't be an issue
Moto
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March 3, 2013 10:21:00 AM

the 550-560 range nvidiacards have problems with this game. (my friend has an 550 ti and even on low it has fps drops) try to get something with at least the prefromance of a 570 or hd 7850/6950 for crysis 3
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March 3, 2013 10:38:15 AM

I would recommend the same thing Moto did, just swap cards, will be an easy instantaneous fix for the time being.
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March 3, 2013 6:03:08 PM

I had the same problem using a 6970, this is just my opinion but I think it has to do with poor DX11 performance on the card being a first gen dx11 offering. Change the card.
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March 3, 2013 7:16:54 PM

6000 series never was a good DX11 performer.
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March 3, 2013 7:55:16 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
The 560 is your weak link, throw the 680 in and you should be alright,
I play with a 975 and two 6950's so I know your chip shouldn't be an issue
Moto



I did as you told me to. I put in the GTX 680, but I'm still suffering from FPS drops. I thought Crysis 3 was supposed to be GPU intensive; why is it using all my CPU? I tried running it on low, medium, high, very high, and no AA.
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March 3, 2013 10:33:07 PM

I checked my Cpu usage using Hwinfo, max is 100% but average is 55%, hows your cooling?
Because overclocking may be in your future :-)
I'll check usage on 4GHz out and report back
Moto
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March 4, 2013 1:05:20 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
I checked my Cpu usage using Hwinfo, max is 100% but average is 55%, hows your cooling?
Because overclocking may be in your future :-)
I'll check usage on 4GHz out and report back
Moto

I use a Corsair H60 for cooling my CPU. It stays under 55C when running Prime95. I haven't overclocked anything, so my CPU's at 3.5Ghz.

Thanks for replying back.
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March 4, 2013 2:01:25 AM

It is your processor that amd CPU apparently cannot keep up with the 560. crysis 3 is fairly CPU dependent upgrading your graphics card will increase the fps a bit but replacing the outdated Phenom II CPU with an fx Chip will give you the most performance boost.

As a general rule of thumb if your GPU usage drops below 95% and the CPU usage is over 90% then you have a processor bottleneck.
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March 4, 2013 8:43:40 AM

Philhalo66 said:
It is your processor that amd CPU apparently cannot keep up with the 560. crysis 3 is fairly CPU dependent upgrading your graphics card will increase the fps a bit but replacing the outdated Phenom II CPU with an fx Chip will give you the most performance boost.

As a general rule of thumb if your GPU usage drops below 95% and the CPU usage is over 90% then you have a processor bottleneck.

Yes, it does indeed use more CPU, but honestly, how the heck can a 970 BE bottleneck a single 560? My friend runs games fine with a 955 and a GTX 560.
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March 4, 2013 8:43:53 AM

Philhalo66 said:
It is your processor that amd CPU apparently cannot keep up with the 560. crysis 3 is fairly CPU dependent upgrading your graphics card will increase the fps a bit but replacing the outdated Phenom II CPU with an fx Chip will give you the most performance boost.

As a general rule of thumb if your GPU usage drops below 95% and the CPU usage is over 90% then you have a processor bottleneck.

Yes, it does indeed use more CPU, but honestly, how the heck can a 970 BE bottleneck a single 560? My friend runs games fine with a 955 and a GTX 560.
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March 4, 2013 10:43:42 AM

If his crysis 3 runs fine then there is indeed a problem. maybe try updating the driver from nvidia.
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March 4, 2013 11:22:32 AM

Philhalo66 said:
If his crysis 3 runs fine then there is indeed a problem. maybe try updating the driver from nvidia.

My drivers are upto date.
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March 4, 2013 11:22:42 AM

Philhalo66 said:
If his crysis 3 runs fine then there is indeed a problem. maybe try updating the driver from nvidia.

My drivers are upto date.
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March 4, 2013 11:24:35 AM

Philhalo66 said:
If his crysis 3 runs fine then there is indeed a problem. maybe try updating the driver from nvidia.

My stupid phone is double posting stuff.
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March 4, 2013 12:42:09 PM

Hmm, is his Processor overclocked?
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March 4, 2013 2:42:19 PM

And how is he coping with C3?
Moto
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March 4, 2013 3:16:36 PM

wait he runs crysis 3 fine with an less good setup than you. maybe your os is busted try using advanced systemcare 6 it could help
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March 4, 2013 4:11:37 PM

**My friend runs games fine with a 955 and a GTX 560**

Op never said his friend plays C3, which is why I asked for verification
@Op, 4GHz has upped my frames to about 75, usage has altered slightly though,
Max is still 100% (C3 is my Prime95 replacement hehe) but average is up to 80% and graphics is still the same %
If I dropped settings (Yeah, like thats ever happening) it may equalise more
Moto
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March 4, 2013 4:13:20 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
**My friend runs games fine with a 955 and a GTX 560**

Op never said his friend plays C3, which is why I asked for verification
@Op, 4GHz has upped my frames to about 75, usage has altered slightly though,
Max is still 100% (C3 is my Prime95 replacement hehe) but average is up to 80% and graphics is still the same %
If I dropped settings (Yeah, like thats ever happening) it may equalise more
Moto

sorry misread it but out of al this i would say overclock your cpu and put another better graphics card in it
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March 4, 2013 10:38:45 PM

Philhalo66 said:
Hmm, is his Processor overclocked?

Nope.

I tried OC'ing the processor to 3.8 GHz, but it didn't help much.
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March 4, 2013 11:23:53 PM

jupitor45424 said:
6000 series never was a good DX11 performer.


Yeah this was my excuse to upgrade again :lol: 
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