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Another 7950 or save up for PileDriver?

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July 29, 2012 10:53:49 PM

Im stumped...I have a 7950 in my system but i want some more fps in say bf3 and metro...But i have 2 choices...Buy anothe 7950 OR buy a piledriver 8 core when it comes out...Any help?

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a c 92 U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 10:56:08 PM

I'd say OC your gpu and wait and buy a piledriver 8 core and OC that too.

7950s OC really well and should have no problem handling BF3 maxed out once you OC it.
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a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 11:03:21 PM

Buy another 7950 NO QUESTION.

There is no way that pile driver would be able to compensate for the performance of a second 7950 in crossfire.

Even ivy bridge would be challenged to do that.

How many fraps are you running right now in the game? Overclocking would be advisable if you are just shy of your goal.
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July 29, 2012 11:07:53 PM

I would imagine this being multi-player correct? For BF3 that is?
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July 29, 2012 11:15:39 PM

esrever said:
I'd say OC your gpu and wait and buy a piledriver 8 core and OC that too.

7950s OC really well and should have no problem handling BF3 maxed out once you OC it.


1100 on core and 1557 on memory on mine right now :)  and i have my cpu at 4.6 ghz
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July 29, 2012 11:17:00 PM

rwayne said:
Buy another 7950 NO QUESTION.

There is no way that pile driver would be able to compensate for the performance of a second 7950 in crossfire.

Even ivy bridge would be challenged to do that.

How many fraps are you running right now in the game? Overclocking would be advisable if you are just shy of your goal.


Alright,And in bf3 on ULTRA say on a big map...Im averaging about 45-50 with high overclocks on my cpu and gpu but in sp i get about 90-100 fps on that mission walking through the aircraft carrier.

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July 29, 2012 11:18:12 PM

zloginet said:
I would imagine this being multi-player correct? For BF3 that is?



Yes :)  i want to sorta be set on gpu performance for awhile since new gamings coming out. Crysis3,gta V,Battlefield 4 beta next year...
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a c 92 U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 11:21:45 PM

none of those games will likely be hard to run. They are all either console ports or running on the same engine as the previous game.
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July 29, 2012 11:23:43 PM

esrever said:
none of those games will likely be hard to run. They are all either console ports or running on the same engine as the previous game.


Okay...So do you think i should just get an 8150 or something and be done upgrading for awhile? i mean im maxing out all games at good fps...Im just thinking my 6100 is having a hard time keeping up with this beast video card.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 11:30:47 PM

I think you should just wait for piledriver and get the 8 core piledriver since, the 8150 isn't that much better than the 6100.

Heres hoping piledriver hits 5ghz, then it would be a good upgrade.
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July 29, 2012 11:33:35 PM

esrever said:
I think you should just wait for piledriver and get the 8 core piledriver since, the 8150 isn't that much better than the 6100.

Heres hoping piledriver hits 5ghz, then it would be a good upgrade.


Hmm Alright,You guys convinced me...Even though i wanted to try intel...I already have an amd mobo... so ill grab a pd down the road...whens the release date?
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July 29, 2012 11:35:06 PM

esrever said:
I think you should just wait for piledriver and get the 8 core piledriver since, the 8150 isn't that much better than the 6100.

Heres hoping piledriver hits 5ghz, then it would be a good upgrade.


But wait instead if i get a MSI mobo from that kid for building his comp (He would get my am3+ mobo) I can easily go buy a 3570k/2600k...Idk if i should beleive benchmarks though...they say the 2500k is destroying all of AMD's chips and it will most likely will be that way even if amd has a (15%) increase on pd.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 11:37:29 PM

well thats a good choice too. The i5 3570k would probably be faster than anything AMD has at gaming.
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July 29, 2012 11:45:12 PM

esrever said:
well thats a good choice too. The i5 3570k would probably be faster than anything AMD has at gaming.


Oh ONE last question i have...You think a 3570k at say 4.2 ghz will beat my 6100 at video editing?
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a c 92 U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 11:58:18 PM

it will be close, probably about the same.
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July 29, 2012 11:58:36 PM

esrever said:
it will be close, probably about the same.



okay,But mostly in gaming i will see a difference probably.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
July 30, 2012 12:02:01 AM

well, it will probably unnoticeable if you aren't looking at an fps counter. But if you benchmark it many games will probably should higher fps.
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July 30, 2012 12:03:33 AM

esrever said:
well, it will probably unnoticeable if you aren't looking at an fps counter. But if you benchmark it many games will probably should higher fps.


Alright cool now 3570k it is :) 
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July 30, 2012 12:18:48 AM

Best answer selected by EchoOne.
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July 30, 2012 12:21:20 AM

but you gotta buy a new board if your gonna upgrade. But it will be worth it if you have the extra buck
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a c 272 U Graphics card
July 30, 2012 9:31:21 AM

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