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January 7, 2013 7:03:00 AM

I just upgraded my 440 to a 670, but I'm still stock with a Athlon II 630.. How will it run games like BF3 or planetside 2?

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January 7, 2013 7:41:08 AM

Not well at all. Might not even work. What GPU do you have?
January 7, 2013 7:58:06 AM

yea CPU will just be a huge bottleneck maybe not even drive the GPU upgrade your CPU to a 3570k and get the 670 you will be amazed
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January 7, 2013 8:38:37 AM

Its not that bad, the single player bf3 will be fine but large multiplayer maps you will have to lower the settings. Planetside 2 I cannot find any post beta benchmarks but it is over the system requirements so will play it but I don't know on what settings.
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January 7, 2013 8:48:22 AM

Planetside 2 will tank as it's very CPU heavy especially in large battles.
January 7, 2013 9:35:33 AM

I'm upgrading to a 3770k in the summer, but i don't have the money right now. My friends told me i would be fine.. Is there a cheep AMD solution that can run a large BF3 game, till i can upgrade again?
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January 7, 2013 11:36:43 AM


Your 670 will be carrying most of the load. An OC will help on multiplayer.

What is your motherboard and RAMs ??

January 7, 2013 11:42:02 AM

My mobo is a acer frx780m and i have 8 gigs of ram (I think it's 1333 MHz)
How much OC will i need to do?
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January 7, 2013 11:51:53 AM


OC'ing on an OEM motherboard is likely not an option, though typically with ddr3 1333MHz, the system sweet spot for OC'ing would be 250MHz (x14 with your CPU).

The other issue which cpmes to mind: Did you also upgrade your power supply? An OEM PSU will not run a 670.

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January 7, 2013 12:14:59 PM

To be honest you would get EXACTLY the same performance in BF3 singleplayer with the Athlon and a Core i7.
The game really isn't CPU dependent.
Multiplayer is another story though.
In Multiplayer, you'll actually see a difference, if youre playing with more than 32 players.
Otherwise you'll get the same performance.

Planetside 2 however is Extremely CPU dependent and it also performs surprisingly bad on AMD CPU's.
http://gamegpu.ru/images/stories/Test_GPU/MMO/PlanetSid...
Upgrading to a Core i7 can give you up to 70% more FPS.
January 7, 2013 2:12:01 PM

Okay thanks guys :) 
Yes i upgraded my old 320 W to Corsair TX 650 :) 
January 23, 2013 5:40:07 AM

Just a heads up :) 

The athlon runs BF3 at 25 fps with fire and explotions in front of me, in a 64 man server :)  otherwise between 40 and 55 fps :) 
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January 23, 2013 9:22:07 AM

Just one thing imo You should take the i5 3570k over the i7 3770k. if your only gaming. Have fun with your gtx 670! :D 
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January 23, 2013 11:57:45 AM


clonic96 said:
Just a heads up :) 

The athlon runs BF3 at 25 fps with fire and explotions in front of me, in a 64 man server :)  otherwise between 40 and 55 fps :) 


Coming from a 440, how's your happy-dance? [:lutfij:4]

:lol: 


January 23, 2013 12:28:24 PM

stantheman123 said:
Just one thing imo You should take the i5 3570k over the i7 3770k. if your only gaming. Have fun with your gtx 670! :D 


I'm decideing between the 8350 and the 3570k, because i also do 3D rendering
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January 23, 2013 1:16:09 PM


The FX8320 can save yah $20.

Or, you can move that Propus quad into an AMD 990FX AM3+ motherboard, and overclock it to 3.5GHz

For a start, anyway :lol: 

January 23, 2013 7:38:34 PM

move what? i don't understand :) 
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January 23, 2013 9:42:27 PM


Your Athlon II x4 630 'Propus' CPU will move into an AMD 990FX AM3+ motherboard, and you may then over-clock it from stock 2.8GHz to 3.5GHz.

And, BEYOND !!!

:) 

January 24, 2013 3:44:41 PM

So if i buy a AM3+ now, i will be able to overclock this CPU and then buy a 8350 later?
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January 24, 2013 6:03:39 PM


That is correct !!

January 24, 2013 6:28:42 PM

hmm.. :) 
But what would you buy? A 3570k or 8350 for half gaming and half 3D rendering?
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January 25, 2013 6:03:16 AM

8350 for half each.

It's below the i5 in gaming but between it and the i7 in rendering.
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January 25, 2013 6:31:58 AM

Depends on what software you are rendering in.
January 25, 2013 2:16:00 PM

Cinema 4D
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January 25, 2013 3:12:25 PM

Cinema 4d will definitely benefit from the 8350
January 25, 2013 3:32:17 PM

But how much gaming performance do i loose?
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January 25, 2013 4:44:56 PM


clonic96 said:
But how much gaming performance do i loose?


Little, if any.

Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Free G.SKILL 8GB memory: $150 before $10 rebate

Move that Propus quad in there while you decide. You could even put a CM Hyper 212 Plus on top of it for $30 before $10 rebate. You can run 240MHzx14 with your eyes closed.

In Cinema 4D, the FX8320 will be fine. Check out Cinebench 11.5 mult-ithread benchmarks.

I think your issue will ultimately be the GTX670. You could SLI on that 990FX motherboard, and still not have 50% of the OpenCL/GL compute of a single HD7970. That's likely to be a big deal with Cinema 4D.

Whereas, you may see percentage increases with CPUs, GPU-compute increases will be measured in multiples.




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January 25, 2013 6:23:48 PM

Mostly in very CPU bound games but it's worth it for the extra 3d rendering performance
January 25, 2013 10:08:53 PM

My stepping is 2
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January 26, 2013 2:10:03 PM


Here are the specifications for the 630 Propus quad

The C2-stepping will take more volts and run a touch warmer. With the system clock at 240MHz with ddr3 1600, you simply drop the memory divider one notch to 667. 240MHzx6.67=1600MHz, or spec speed for your RAMs.

The side benefit: your IMC/NB will be running 10x240MHz (above stock 2000MHz). For each 10% above stock, memory bandwidth is increased 3-4%, and latency is reduced 3-4%. Keep your HT Link speed at 8X240MHz.

A Propus quad, clock-for-clock with a Phenom Deneb quad, is around 5% slower 10% slower in CPU-intensive games. You will be really happy around 3.4GHz with hardly any effort at all.

You should be able to do this with 1.3875v Vcore. It's actually quite easy to find the **AMD Volt Wall**
You simply can't raise the system clock any higher without really cranking the volts. More volts equals more heat.

You could also purchase some much higher speed RAM, and under-clock it, until you snag the Piledriver.



January 26, 2013 3:18:25 PM

the reason is that i don't have the money right now.. so i bought a GPU, PSU and a HAF XM 2 weeks ago and im getting a new mobo and a CPU in spring/summer
January 26, 2013 10:30:29 PM

maybe, but couldn't wait anymore and now i can play BF3 maxed out :) 
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January 26, 2013 10:43:58 PM

clonic96 said:
I'm upgrading to a 3770k in the summer, but i don't have the money right now. My friends told me i would be fine.. Is there a cheep AMD solution that can run a large BF3 game, till i can upgrade again?

Haswell will be out by then. Why don't you get that instead?
January 26, 2013 11:59:41 PM

Dude! i know! But i don't want to upgrade a little now and replace later! thats why I bought a 670 now and i'm getting a 8350 or 3570k at spring time
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January 27, 2013 12:44:07 AM

clonic96 said:
Dude! i know! But i don't want to upgrade a little now and replace later! thats why I bought a 670 now and i'm getting a 8350 or 3570k at spring time

What does that mean? I said if your getting a CPU then, then go ahead and get Haswell.
January 27, 2013 2:09:21 AM

If Haswell is out when I'm gonna buy, it's probably extremely expensive for those 10% extra performance
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January 27, 2013 2:14:04 AM

clonic96 said:
If Haswell is out when I'm gonna buy, it's probably extremely expensive for those 10% extra performance

lol IT WONT BE! It should be the same price.
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January 27, 2013 2:52:30 PM


clonic96 said:
If Haswell is out when I'm gonna buy, it's probably extremely expensive for those 10% extra performance


I think you done good. :D  (except for maybe the GPU-compute :kaola:  )

Have you tried to OC your GTX670 ?. That should make things interesting. Your PSU can handle it better than the original, fer sure.

I suspect you are getting a big ding in performance from that OEM mobo and BIOS, though. Your disk I/O and memory performance likely ain't so grand.

But if your RAMs are DDR2 1333, that's the AMD sweet spot for 250MHz system clock. Drop the memory divider one notch to 5.33 ( x 250MHz = 1333 spec speed)

Your CPU multiplier is a maximum 14 ( x 250MHz = 3.5GHz )

That'll work.

Have you ever tried to install and run the AMD OverDrive Utility ??

It might run in limited fashion. If you get really lucky (doubtful on an OEM board, but stranger things have happened!) you might be able to tweak a few settings.

Otherwise, it's a fancy monitoring system.




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January 27, 2013 11:01:26 PM

Wisecracker said:
I think you done good. :D  (except for maybe the GPU-compute :kaola:  )

Have you tried to OC your GTX670 ?. That should make things interesting. Your PSU can handle it better than the original, fer sure.

I suspect you are getting a big ding in performance from that OEM mobo and BIOS, though. Your disk I/O and memory performance likely ain't so grand.

But if your RAMs are DDR2 1333, that's the AMD sweet spot for 250MHz system clock. Drop the memory divider one notch to 5.33 ( x 250MHz = 1333 spec speed)

Your CPU multiplier is a maximum 14 ( x 250MHz = 3.5GHz )

That'll work.

Have you ever tried to install and run the AMD OverDrive Utility ??

It might run in limited fashion. If you get really lucky (doubtful on an OEM board, but stranger things have happened!) you might be able to tweak a few settings.

Otherwise, it's a fancy monitoring system.

Hmm overclocking a GPU that beats the poop out of the CPU? That's stupid.
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January 28, 2013 11:34:16 AM


melikepie said:
Hmm overclocking a GPU that beats the poop out of the CPU? That's stupid.


What part of "BF3 is GPU bottle-necked" do you not understand ?


January 28, 2013 1:25:39 PM

no.. my CPU bottlenecks my GPU :)  I get the same fps on low, as i get on ultra :) 
January 28, 2013 9:13:46 PM

But soon enough, i'm upgrading :) 
January 29, 2013 12:55:02 PM

I know! But this is my choice okay?
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January 29, 2013 1:03:18 PM

I will say split your divide, the FX6300 is copious enough at $60 less than the 8350 and $80 less than a i5. The Gigabyte 970XA UD3 is ol faithful on a low budget or a MSI 990FX GD65 (R.2) is a very low cost 942 socket with plenty features that the GD80 has at $25 less.