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Is my Rig Bottlenecked?

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November 29, 2011 7:12:35 PM

Not sure if it's just me, but I experienced some FPS issues / texture problems with SWTOR (:p ). So, I was wondering if there are issues with my current components, here's the complete list:

Mobo: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/Crosshair_IV_F...
PS: Not using built in sound card.

CPU: http://products.amd.com/pages/desktopcpudetail.aspx?id=...

Memory: 2x Corsair Value S. DIMM 240-pin DDR3 1333MHz 4GB CL9 (9-9-9-24)

SSD: Raid 0 -> 2x OCZ VERTEX 2 60GB SSD SATA/300 MLC

Power Supply: Tagan BZ Series 600W

GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580

Details
CUDA Cores: 512
Graphics clock: 855 MHz
Processor clock: 1710 MHz
Memory clock: 2050 MHz (4100 MHz date rate)
Memory interface: 384-bit
Total available graphics memory: 4095
Dedicated video memory: 2559 MB

Running with latest drivers.

OS: Windows 7 obviously!



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a c 241 } Memory
November 29, 2011 8:42:07 PM

What resolution?
November 29, 2011 9:27:27 PM

rolli59 said:
What resolution?


/Facepalm

1920x1080
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November 29, 2011 9:29:38 PM

There's always going to be a bottleneck, otherwise your FPS would go to infinity :lol:  Anyway your system should be more than enough.
a c 241 } Memory
November 29, 2011 9:30:58 PM

That should be working fine together, maybe ram if you have total 4gb but fine if you have 8gb.(not clear)
November 29, 2011 9:33:05 PM

rolli59 said:
That should be working fine together, maybe ram if you have total 4gb but fine if you have 8gb.(not clear)


I got two of em, so yes, 8Gb. What annoys me is that I can get some annoying FPS drops, while in other games I can run everything on max without noticing anything.
November 29, 2011 9:37:58 PM

You have your games installed on the SSD RAID setup? Is that your only storage?
November 29, 2011 9:38:16 PM

Hmm, would I notice anything in FPS if I upgraded my memory to 1600MHz? In MMOG's anyways.
November 29, 2011 9:39:55 PM

FinneousPJ said:
You have your games installed on the SSD RAID setup? Is that your only storage?


Got my OS and my most played game on the SSD raid setup. Anything else that is not used frequently, or otherwise big, is on my storage drive (HDD).
a c 241 } Memory
November 29, 2011 9:46:18 PM

siegedelux said:
Hmm, would I notice anything in FPS if I upgraded my memory to 1600MHz? In MMOG's anyways.

Ram speed has minimal impact certainly not noticeable.
November 29, 2011 10:06:13 PM

Would a good network card improve my overall experience in a MMO? Currently, I'm using my onboard NEC - anyone got experience with this?
November 29, 2011 10:08:12 PM

Edit: NIC.
November 29, 2011 10:10:27 PM

The game is in beta. It's probably more a driver or game issue more than a PC issue. Will you have a "bottleneck" somewhere? Probably. Are any of your parts severely negatively impacting the performance of your PC? Probably not.
November 29, 2011 10:21:50 PM

I'd say your cpu is the bottleneck but not significantly, and it depends on the game.

Can't find any cpu benchmarks for SWTOR, only gpu benches. (and they say your 580 should be fine).

Isnt the game still in beta though? Wait till it comes out before judging your system, you should be fine though.
November 29, 2011 11:21:17 PM

slicedtoad said:
I'd say your cpu is the bottleneck but not significantly, and it depends on the game.

Can't find any cpu benchmarks for SWTOR, only gpu benches. (and they say your 580 should be fine).

Isnt the game still in beta though? Wait till it comes out before judging your system, you should be fine though.


Yes, it is. =)

Thanks for the advice though.
November 29, 2011 11:32:35 PM

Might get the FX-8150 next month then, that should definitively speed things up.
November 29, 2011 11:35:14 PM

siegedelux said:
Might get the FX-8150 next month then, that should definitively speed things up.

You do know that FX chips are slower than Phenoms right????? it would be a downgrade. If you want to upgrade go to intel i5 2xxx CPU.
November 30, 2011 12:25:27 AM

Your CPU is fine. Don't spend $250 taking a side-step. If you insist on spending hundreds of dollars getting <10 extra fps in a beta game, go with an i5-2500k. But overall your rig looks decently balanced. Check for new drivers and if there are any known issues with the beta.
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