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BF3 bad performance gtx 560 ti

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February 5, 2012 8:37:40 PM

Alright I just bought bf3 a day ago. I'm using the msi 2gb OC edition. My friend has the regular EVGA version of the same card. He plays on high settings with a pretty constant 60 fps. I play on the same settings with huge dips in fps. I can be at 60 fps until something happens in game. Is this a case of bottlenecking from my CPU or another component? BTW I play at 1600x900. Also when I turn down the settings it doesn't help like at all. Which leads me to believe its a CPU bottleneck. Any advice?

Specs:
Msi Gtx 560 to 2gb OC edition
AMD athlon ii x4 2.9 ghz
12gb of ddr3 ram 1333 mhz
a c 88 U Graphics card
February 5, 2012 8:40:18 PM

Turn off MSAA , it just kills the fps, also try it will AA off too and see if it plays smoother.
Overclocking your cpu will also help.
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February 5, 2012 8:43:52 PM

I've tried turning everything on lowest and turning off AA and MSAA. Didn't help. Also, any recommendations for a CPU overclocker? I've got a gigabyte mobo.
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a c 88 U Graphics card
February 5, 2012 8:44:57 PM

You might actually be better off upgrading the cpu and getting a better one off ebay that will inturn overclock even more.
Whats your mobo model?
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February 5, 2012 8:49:01 PM

MA77OT-UDP3 I believe. It's not being sold on newegg anymore though. I've been looking into the new bulldozer CPUs.
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February 5, 2012 8:54:03 PM

For $400 you could have an i5-2500k, 8GB of DDR3 1600, and a basic gen3 pci-e motherboard. If you stick with AMD make sure it's because you can only spend $100 or less.

I had a phenom 2 that was bottlenecking battlefield 3 bad. That and having less than 8GB of RAM. It was almost as cheap to upgrade to the setup I mention above, and it's much faster.
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a c 88 U Graphics card
February 5, 2012 8:55:16 PM

AMD Phenom II X4 980 would be a good upgrade, have a look on ebay for a second hand one and see if its within your budget.
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a b U Graphics card
February 5, 2012 9:09:08 PM

monsta said:
AMD Phenom II X4 980 would be a good upgrade, have a look on ebay for a second hand one and see if its within your budget.


agreed.

my 980@4.0 and 2 6950's xfire all run @100%,no bottlenecks me thinks.also you will not need more than 8G's of ram.Even though I run 16G(it's cheap enough)The most
I pull while playing bf3 is 5.3G's.
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February 5, 2012 9:51:10 PM

What about the 1100t? I remember a while back I was planning on getting it when it was about 200$. Now ever since bulldozer's underwhelming results, it's sold out nearly everywhere. But if I could find one would it be a good choice?
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a c 88 U Graphics card
February 5, 2012 10:15:22 PM

You could go with an 1100t your mobo supports it, I just prefer the X4 980 as it has higher clocks

The 1100t isnt worth it in my opinion, the X4 980 would be faster.
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February 5, 2012 10:30:50 PM

the dood said:
What about the 1100t? I remember a while back I was planning on getting it when it was about 200$. Now ever since bulldozer's underwhelming results, it's sold out nearly everywhere. But if I could find one would it be a good choice?



I actually have both and they both work excellent,the 980 is on a crosshair IV and the 1100 is on a sabertooth 990fx.the 1100 is what i'm on atm,its running @4.0Ghz with a corsair h100 cooler.But both work great with BF3.
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