CPU Bottleneck?

I just got my 7850 and I'm playing BF3 high setting at 30-40fps but I've seen people play ultra at 60fps.

Any reason why my FPS is so low? I'm running 12.6 drivers...

Specs:
CPU - i7 2600
GPU - MSI Twin Frozr HD 7850 OC Edition
MOBO - ASUS P8H67-M PRO
RAM - 8GB DDR3
PSU - ANTEC 550W Modular 80 Plus Certified

If you need any extra info please ask as I'm trying to get maximum performance out of my card.
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  1. I don't know what kind of a difference you'll see between ultra and high, but you're not going to get 60 fps on ultra with a 7850, assuming this is 1080p we're talking about. I have two 7970s in CF and have to overclock them to avoid dropping below 60 fps at 1080p.
  2. if someone is playing ultra at 1920x1080 with a 7850 at 60fps, then they must be lying about their resolution or settings as recently on toms:



    the 7950's minimum was just near 60, and i believe their test is done on single player mode, not multiplayer.
  3. dudewitbow said:
    the 7950's minimum was just near 60, and i believe their test is done on single player mode, not multiplayer.

    That's an average, not a minimum, and Tom's seems to be reporting higher numbers than most people. I can independently verify that their numbers are wrong, but here's a look at Guru3D, whose test lines up with my real life experience:
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/his-radeon-hd-7850-iceqx-turbox-review/19
  4. cuecuemore said:
    That's an average, not a minimum, and Tom's seems to be reporting higher numbers than most people. I can independently verify that their numbers are wrong, but here's a look at Guru3D, whose test lines up with my real life experience:
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/his-radeon-hd-7850-iceqx-turbox-review/19



    testing i posted is post 12.7 drivers. 12.7 didnt exist on june 8 2012.
  5. I play at 1080p with AA off...all settings high

    I should be getting more than 35fps though..
  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP7mvSRX-Tk

    "1920x1080 / ultra settings without MSAA
    ingame fps: ~ 45-100 ; avg 50-65"
  7. Would I be able to get 60fps on high if i CF'ed the 7850s?
  8. dudewitbow said:
    testing i posted is post 12.7 drivers. 12.7 didnt exist on june 8 2012.

    Sorry, that was really stupid of me. A combination of not having slept and not having played BF3 for months. :(
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