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Is this guy running crossfire??

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August 5, 2011 5:00:57 AM

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/8402/shogun220110713...
It says it 1953mb video memory so i just wanna make sure.
on youtube he "claims" he runs shogun 2 total war maxed out dx 11 at 40-50fps. His specs are 2500k@4.5ghz
hd6870
4gb ddr3. While my cpu is x6 1055t 2.8(ghz) and i tried the same setting and get about half the fps. Like on that screenshot for example i get 25fps while he get 57.. WTF??? I honestly dont know what im doing wrong and looking at all these 6870s videos on youtube makes me feel terrible.

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August 5, 2011 5:07:03 AM

It's quite possible that the game is very CPU bound and you have quite a low CPU speed. Not only is he running at 60% higher clock speed on a CPU that gives more performance per clock. He is also running at 1440x900. If you are at 1080p, it's going to take quite a bit more power to run that resolution.
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August 5, 2011 5:42:56 AM

wow does cpu really inc fps by by 50% i always thought gpu was more important fps wise
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August 5, 2011 5:48:30 AM

fasty1 said:
wow does cpu really inc fps by by 50% i always thought gpu was more important fps wise


It depends on the game and the situation. The CPU plays a part in physics and building the frames. If the CPU is holding you back, the GPU can't be used to its full power. If you have MSI Afterburner or GPU-Z, you can see how much the GPU is being used while playing the game. If you see it working below 99/100%, there is a good chance the CPU is the reason it's not working to it's fullest. If it is near 100%, then the CPU is not likely holding anything back.
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August 5, 2011 6:14:16 AM

and should my gpu be near 100% also?
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August 5, 2011 6:23:15 AM

What I said is that the GPU should be near 100% if you don't have a CPU bottleneck. Also, what resolution do you play at?
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August 5, 2011 6:40:51 AM

1080p and on the SS it says the video memory is 1953mb so is that 2 vid cards?
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August 5, 2011 2:49:38 PM

There is a good chance he does. Although that should read 2048mb if he did. That may be his video memory plus virtual memory. I believe Vista used to always setup some virtual memory for the video card (I'm not sure what it all did).

But 1080p is quite a lot bigger resolution than his, which would hold you back if everything else was equal. I also bet your CPU is a bottleneck at it's current clock speed.

I'm not sure if it's crossfire or not.
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