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November 8, 2012 11:30:41 PM

Set up
AMD x4 64 propus overclocked to 3.5 GHZ
Gigabyte 970A-D3 mobo
8Gb ddr3 ram
850 Watt Raidmax gold certified PSU
Crossfire Radeon XFX 7770R ghost's

I'm wondering if i need to upgrade my cpu or not i feel like i should be able to run bf3 on max settings but i cant...

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November 8, 2012 11:35:36 PM

Hi :) 

Your BF3 problem is more to do with your graphics cards lack of ability (too cheap) than your quad...

All the best Brett :) 
November 8, 2012 11:45:34 PM

the 7770 crossfired out performs a 7950
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November 8, 2012 11:51:35 PM

supposedly sorry i dont know if thats right but a 6850 can handle bf3 almost maxed why cant two 7770s?
November 9, 2012 12:01:08 AM

It could be your CPU might bottleneck the overall performance in most games. Also, wallyg123 states crossfired HD7770's out performs a HD7950. Really? Show us any site, at resolutions above 1280x1024 and up, where those two cards ever beat a single HD7950. I'd love to see where you get your info because I I went on numerous tech site and nowhere can they out perform the one HD7950.
November 9, 2012 12:12:59 AM

sorry i read that somewhere maybe it was wrong thats why i said supposedly, im playing on 1920x1080
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November 9, 2012 12:16:46 AM

wallyg123 said:
the 7770 crossfired out performs a 7950



Hi :) 

They dont, I sell them in my shops and even if they did a 7950 is a decent mid range card.... now if you were talking about a 7970.... that would be different...

All the best Brett :) 
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November 9, 2012 12:17:21 AM

wallyg123 said:
supposedly sorry i dont know if thats right but a 6850 can handle bf3 almost maxed why cant two 7770s?



Hi :) 

Again..no way a 6850 could run BF3 on Ultra....

All the best Brett :) 
November 9, 2012 1:12:59 AM

all i need to know is if my cpu is bottlenecking a lot
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November 9, 2012 8:37:29 AM

wallyg123 said:
all i need to know is if my cpu is bottlenecking a lot



Hi :) 

No...

All the best Brett :) 
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November 9, 2012 8:52:52 AM

You should be able to run medium settings at 60 FPS on that rig. High probably at playable FPS and ultra at not-so-playable FPS.
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November 9, 2012 8:53:09 AM

You would see signs of cpu bottlenecking if your cpu was at 100% and you graphics cards were under much lower load, say 60% for example, at max. That is CPU bottlenecking.

Just invest in more GPU muscle. Getting away from a cheap crossfire setting will smooth everthing up anyway.
November 9, 2012 9:21:26 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

They dont, I sell them in my shops and even if they did a 7950 is a decent mid range card.... now if you were talking about a 7970.... that would be different...

All the best Brett :) 

EH the 7950 is a mid-range card?! Are you joking?! How is a 300 dollar card mid-range? And the difference in performance between the 7970 and 7950 is minimal. Also, one can easily OC a 7950 to have the same performance of a 7970...

7950 mid-range... Don't make me laugh
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November 9, 2012 3:53:55 PM

rene13cross said:
EH the 7950 is a mid-range card?! Are you joking?! How is a 300 dollar card mid-range? And the difference in performance between the 7970 and 7950 is minimal. Also, one can easily OC a 7950 to have the same performance of a 7970...

7950 mid-range... Don't make me laugh


Hi :) 

A $300 dollar card IS mid range when we sell cards for $1600 (in £)

All the best Brett :) 
November 9, 2012 5:50:04 PM

rene13cross said:
EH the 7950 is a mid-range card?! Are you joking?! How is a 300 dollar card mid-range? And the difference in performance between the 7970 and 7950 is minimal. Also, one can easily OC a 7950 to have the same performance of a 7970...

7950 mid-range... Don't make me laugh


I would say so considering high end cards are $500+
November 9, 2012 6:34:50 PM

77xx low end
78xx mid range
79XX high end
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November 9, 2012 6:40:18 PM

Bring up task manager and go to the performance tab. Play BF3 for a while and tab out to look at how much CPU utilization you have had.

If you're banging away at 100% you are (probably in a very small way) bottlenecking the game but not necessarity the card (tho it could be). Hard to tell for sure.

I had to clock my current gen CPU to 3.9GHz to keep BF3 under 100%. It still goes to 100% during level loading but rarely during multiplayer (short spikes).

Did I need to do that enjoy the game? Probably not. But, it made me feel better :)  One of these days I'm going to mess with the GPU overclock if I get bored.
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November 9, 2012 6:40:29 PM

sheepsnowadays said:
77xx low end
78xx mid range
79XX high end



Hi :) 

Sorry but you are wrong... we sell a 7950 for £200... that's NOT high end when we also sell a Nvidia 690 for £1000...

All the best Brett :) 
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November 9, 2012 6:59:53 PM

Arguing about the relative stratification of a series of video cards does not help the OP...

But, while we're here, I'd submit that based on years of reading these forums mainstream gamers spend around $250 for a card (give or take). $400 is about the top end. People spending more than that are the exception, not the rule. I'd say $1000 cards are a marketing stunt more than anything else.

If someone has a site that tracks the total sold broken out by series I'd love to see it!
November 10, 2012 11:23:00 AM

hafijur said:
99% of buyers see a 7950 as high end. Most people don't get the overpriced cards as there is no point and 2 7950 OC crossfires probably beats a gtx 690 anyway at very high res.

Exactly!
November 10, 2012 11:24:47 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Sorry but you are wrong... we sell a 7950 for £200... that's NOT high end when we also sell a Nvidia 690 for £1000...

All the best Brett :) 

Btw, can you give a link to the £200 7950? Would love to see it
November 10, 2012 4:14:10 PM

sheepsnowadays said:
77xx low end
78xx mid range
79XX high end

Actually the 77xx are considered mid-range, while both the 78xx and 79xx are considered High End. The GTX690 is an enthusiast card, along with the 590 and 6990. :) 
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November 10, 2012 4:22:41 PM

rene13cross said:
Btw, can you give a link to the £200 7950? Would love to see it



Hi :) 

Try overclockers.co.uk they had them at £205 about a week ago on an offer...


All the best Brett :) 
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