I recently built a new pc and im not getting results like i thought i would. I have an asrock extreme4, 8gb ram, i5 2500k, and a r6970. i tested the rig out with witcher 2. with ubersampling on I was getting around 25 fps, otherwise im getting roughly 55 with everything maxed with it off. now i was wondering if it would make a difference if i overclocked the 2500k? and how much would it make if it did? or it it my video card holding me back? im just wondering because i built this pc for bf3 and skyrim and now im a little concerned that it wont run them on max at 60fps. any thoughts or tips would be appriciated because I dont know much about computers. thanks.
please respond I wanna know if my cpu is causing a bottleneck or if its that one game or what. just so you know i tried l4d2 and steady 60 all the way through. original witcher and gothic 3 in 90s all on max but i know those are old games. please, any imput would be appriciated i just wanna know if the $1400 i spent on my pc is worth it or if i shoulda stuck with console gaming. also i dont wana have to buy an aftermarket cooler and learn how to oc if i dont need to.
Your setup is very good and balanced, don't worry, no bottleneck here. The problem is the Witcher 2 - I've heard the game is so badly coded it lags even on best rigs, if put into highest settings. Try running Crysis 2 with the latest DirectX 11 patch and high textures, you'll see that your rig is capable of excellent graphics with no lag whatsoever. It will run BF3 like a charm, no doubt. Your shift from consoles was totally worth it. Just try a few other games and you'll see that your computer will max them all out effortlessly.