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February 27, 2012 3:05:53 AM

was just wondering, and i know people posted about on this before....but im looking to upgrade my amd fx-4100 to something better. i was concidering a fx-8120. but heard the phenom x6 is way better. which is the better chip to use on bf3? or should i even get a better chip? and also was wondering if my 4100 was holding back my msi 560 gpu?

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February 27, 2012 3:14:58 AM

fx series is not gaming processor. horrible frame rate is you play below 1920 resolution..
and yes, phenom or thuban series is slightly better in many application..include gaming.
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February 27, 2012 3:49:12 AM

bf2player1978 said:
so if i upgrade anything it should be my gpu?

Yes. The FX-4100 is horrible, but BF3 is much more GPU dependent. Spend whatever money you have on a better GPU.
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February 27, 2012 3:50:11 AM

bf2player1978 said:
so if i upgrade anything it should be my gpu?


A GPU would bring the best performance upgrade but a new CPU wouldn't hurt. The FX-4 series is not as powerful as a Phenom II X4 overall so a X6 or even a FX-8 wouldn't be a bad choice.
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February 27, 2012 6:36:52 AM

SkyWalker1726 said:
" bottleneck ", he won't be able to use 2 * 560 @ their full capabilities
( even a 6100 will bottleneck ... )


Battlefield 3 does not care about the CPU. An i3 an i7 and an 8150 all run the same. An 8150 with half its cores disabled (basically a 4100) runs the same. Yea in a huge multiplayer map maybe a little. But who cares. There will always be a bottleneck somewhere, you spend your money where you get the most benefit.

www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graphics-per...
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February 27, 2012 7:01:27 AM

if i had a FX-4100 and a GTX 560. i would just save up till i had enough for ivy bridge, a nice mobo and a new video card. maybe a 7000 series, maybe a kepler. depends on how kepler turns out.
its not far off, should be two months. and will likely last quite a while till another upgrade is needed.
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February 27, 2012 7:11:37 AM

Battlefield 3 singleplayer doesn't need much CPU power, but multiplayer does!
A 8120 is a good choice for Battlefield.

btw: there is a performance graph in game. Type "Render.PerfOverlayVisible 1" into the console (open with ~) and it shows you CPU vs GPU performance.
The lower the graph, the faster it's rendering.
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February 27, 2012 7:36:07 AM

SkyWalker1726 said:
" bottleneck ", he won't be able to use 2 * 560 @ their full capabilities
( even a 6100 will bottleneck ... )

lol



2.0 ghz 4100 doesn't even start to show weakness with a 580, hes at 4.0 ghz. The 560 is the weakest link in his current system.

I would bet that a 560 sli and a 4100fx would be a pretty good match. Considering he has one already, adding a second would be easy.
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February 27, 2012 12:40:57 PM

BF3 SP is VERY GPU limited, due to those nice DX11 effects. MP is more CPU dependent though, but we don't have good benchies due to the nature of MP playthroughs.

In any case, why would anyone buy a FX series chip, then want to upgrade three months later?
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February 28, 2012 3:17:23 PM

in addition to what noob2222 said.
when i first saw that chart i figured it was bs but when looking at a 2600k with the same 580 video card it still did the exact same.
actually it did the same as the 4100 @ 2GHz.
i was amazed.

so yeah you really dont need to upgrade your cpu for BF3.
more video is the way to go.

heres my source btw
http://www.techspot.com/review/458-battlefield-3-perfor...
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February 29, 2012 4:30:20 AM

farrengottu said:
in addition to what noob2222 said.
when i first saw that chart i figured it was bs but when looking at a 2600k with the same 580 video card it still did the exact same.
actually it did the same as the 4100 @ 2GHz.
i was amazed.

so yeah you really dont need to upgrade your cpu for BF3.
more video is the way to go.

heres my source btw
http://www.techspot.com/review/458-battlefield-3-perfor...


Said this right away.

But the only time BF3 seems to have any issues is with a Athlon II X2 or dual core BD (doesn't even exist).

So the OP should either SLI or just get a better GPU like say a HD7970. But SLI 560s would be pretty close to the HD7970 and cheaper.
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February 29, 2012 9:24:02 AM

noob2222 said:
lol

http://static.techspot.com/articles-info/458/bench/CPU_01.png

2.0 ghz 4100 doesn't even start to show weakness with a 580, hes at 4.0 ghz. The 560 is the weakest link in his current system.

I would bet that a 560 sli and a 4100fx would be a pretty good match. Considering he has one already, adding a second would be easy.




FX-6100: A Surprising Processor Bottleneck

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-overclock-crossf...

460GTX Sli + 2500K STOCK Vs FX6100 OCed !!! + 6950 CFX => Winner 2500K with 460GTX SLi
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February 29, 2012 9:42:52 AM

SkyWalker1726 said:
FX-6100: A Surprising Processor Bottleneck

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-overclock-crossf...

460GTX Sli + 2500K STOCK Vs FX6100 OCed !!! + 6950 CFX => Winner 2500K with 460GTX SLi

Troubleshooting 101



This is caused by an early bios that doesn't properly recognize the memory and runs it in SINGLE CHANNEL MODE (look it up, its a real issue.) Updated bios solves that issue and the entire problem with that build.
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