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SLI 560 TI Awful performance at 1080p

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February 12, 2012 11:01:23 PM

Okay, so I am running at 1920x1080 on this machine and these are the specs:


8GB RAM (Gskill ripjaws)
FX 4100 CPU (4.3 GHZ oc)
SLI GTX 560 ti's
Sabertooth 990fx mb
1200w PSU.

And In Bf3 I get around 20fps average? It's awful and dissapointing, I'm not sure if the 560's just suck or my CPU is just really bad?

Thanks in advance
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February 12, 2012 11:12:28 PM

Yeah, I think it's bottlenecked by the 4100 which is a super weak CPU. Even a 6100 heavily bottlenecked a 6950 crossfire. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-overclock-crossf... . You really can't do anything which that CPU. I think you need an Intel based computer system. All you can do is get a Phenom and overclock the hell out of it.
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February 12, 2012 11:16:37 PM

You are bottlenecked with the 4100. But come on, all the way to 20 FPS? I don't think so, it has shown MUCH better benchmarks than that with lower end cards.

Try this for me; Take out on 560 and run it with a single card. See your performance then. Please post back results.
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February 12, 2012 11:17:27 PM

Your CPU is holding you back for sure, but I think you have something else wrong to get that bad of performance.
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February 12, 2012 11:19:17 PM

Yeah, the 560 ti' sli is very powerful, didn't say it wasn't they even bottleneck my 980 BE :S
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February 12, 2012 11:19:37 PM

Single player or multi player ?

Ultra or high settings ?

My son plays single player on Ultra and multi on high
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February 12, 2012 11:22:43 PM

Multi on Ultra (4x MSAA, all the bling)
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February 12, 2012 11:22:48 PM

rocknrollz said:
You are bottlenecked with the 4100. But come on, all the way to 20 FPS? I don't think so, it has shown MUCH better benchmarks than that with lower end cards.

Try this for me; Take out on 560 and run it with a single card. See your performance then. Please post back results.


show me a realiztic BF3 benchmark then you could reference a BF3 benchmark because every single benchmark i have seen is off multiplayer which doesnt need much cpu power. multiplayer on the other hand needs a good quad core cpu and a 4100 is not a good quad core cpu.
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February 12, 2012 11:27:02 PM

Well thats a obvious cause, Multi player is a little more graphicly intense because depending on server, map and amount of players. the entire system has to render all of this. You should see higher Frames in Single Player than Multi. Make sure your drivers arent the issue. Even tho Drivers are aunlikely issue. I would suspect its your CPU most likely because i have the model above it FX 6100. and i have little bottleneck. I will be a Intel person next but thats besides the point. If your bottle necked. Just OC the CPU if you can. I SLI'd my 560 ti's and i asked would there be a bottle neck and everyone said no but if i did then just OC it to 4.2 like everyone else. Luckily i havnt had to OC.
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February 12, 2012 11:27:26 PM

rocknrollz said:
You are bottlenecked with the 4100. But come on, all the way to 20 FPS? I don't think so, it has shown MUCH better benchmarks than that with lower end cards.

Try this for me; Take out on 560 and run it with a single card. See your performance then. Please post back results.




Well it was a low of 20, sorry for not clarifying, the max was around 40. I took one out and got creamed on ultra.
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February 12, 2012 11:33:38 PM

Oh ok, then I have to say it is your CPU. Unfortunately, the FX processors aren't as powerful as they claimed and we had hoped. Check your drivers. If problem is still persisting, it is the CPU.
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February 12, 2012 11:35:27 PM

show me a realiztic BF3 benchmark then you could reference a BF3 benchmark because every single benchmark i have seen is off multiplayer which doesnt need much cpu power. multiplayer on the other hand needs a good quad core cpu and a 4100 is not a good quad core cpu.
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Not entirely true, a good dual core has proven itself to work great on games. Including the new ones.
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February 12, 2012 11:37:55 PM

cyansnow said:
Well it was a low of 20, sorry for not clarifying, the max was around 40. I took one out and got creamed on ultra.


whats your in game cpu usage for both 1 gpu and 2 gpus. what is your gpu usage while playing. run msi afterburner and it has the options to display in game usage.
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February 13, 2012 12:07:01 AM

Would a phenom 2 1100t bottleneck me?
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February 13, 2012 12:12:55 AM

Yes, i get bottlenecked by my I72600k with 3 470's at stock speeds although if i overclock i could probably not be bottlenecked. You would be extremely bottlenecked unless you get at least an i5 or i7
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February 13, 2012 12:57:18 AM

Depends on what resolution you play on. Though any multi gpu setup would be bottlenecked by an fx-4100.
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