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February 28, 2013 3:40:22 AM

Hello guys, I have a amd phenom II x4 3.2 ghz and i also have a 570.
But i dont get same results as i should, i get fps drop 60 fps top on low and i dont get it anymore.
Am i bottlenecked?

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February 28, 2013 3:52:55 AM

Can u specify game, and monitor resolution? and reword ur phrase there with fps drop getting 60 top with low setting and u dont get it anymore? that didnt make much sense to me lol
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February 28, 2013 3:58:35 AM

Battlefield 3, DayzMod Arma 2, 1920x1080p. I get 60 fps top on low without sense i shouldnt get that. And i was referring that i dont get it anymore.
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February 28, 2013 4:00:18 AM

so u were getting 60fps and u dont get anymore as in worse? and of course i dont think a 570 and x4 should get that type of fps on low nor should have to play low settings lol
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February 28, 2013 4:03:34 AM

I get 60 fps on low, 50 on medium, and you dont wanna know on high or ultra. Plus the fps drops...
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February 28, 2013 4:04:38 AM

I'm running a Gtx560 and a Phenom II X4 965 at stock and I'm getting 45-60 fps in Far Cry 3 on High at 1920x1080. If I understand what you are saying you are not seeing the results you should, from my experience.

Sadly, I'm a but of a novice, so find the problem is best left to someone other than me.
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February 28, 2013 4:15:15 AM

my x6 and 6770 plays high for bf3 at 35 with drop to 25 not often but def playable, so i get that on low settings ur quite upset lol

possibly ur drivers? maybe the x4 is being underclocked? monitor the gpu and cpu usage and see if the cpu is running at its 3.2ghz while gaming. Also whats ur ram? id say 4gb would lower fps and quality of play but 6gb+ shouldnt be an issue

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February 28, 2013 4:44:43 AM

mine is 8gb ram 1600mhz and it uses the 3.2 while gaming but im not sure of the card...
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February 28, 2013 4:49:52 AM

use something like msi afterburner to monitor fps/usage in game, the x4 shouldnt have an issue getting good fps with a 570, could it be a bad gpu?
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February 28, 2013 5:05:49 AM

i do, i dont know how do i know that?
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February 28, 2013 5:07:16 AM

I had a Phenom II x4 965BE overclocked to 3.9GHz and I still got fps drops in Arma II and DayZ. I'm telling you it's the CPU and it is a bottleneck. (I should note I had a 1GHz GTX 560 TI at the time and upgrading to a 670 did almost nothing to improve the fps). Not trying to be mean but it is a bottlenecking issue courtesy of the Phenom, switching to a 3570k alleviated the bottleneck for me. I'd recommend either saving up to upgrade or just disable anti-aliasing to try and boost the fps. I mean this is the nicest way possible, Phenoms are becoming outdated for demanding games like Arma, BF3, and Crysis, sorry.

I found the TH gaming CPU heirarchy chart for you just to see where the Phenom compares: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...
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February 28, 2013 5:13:58 AM

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February 28, 2013 5:15:18 AM

the heirarchy chart puts the 965 right with bulldozer cpus and the higher end apus, which arnt great cpus but should be able to throw out decent fps with a higher end card, and at low settings shouldnt get worse when going to medium lol Maybe there was a bottleneck at higher settings but hes getting bad fps on low and medium presets lol
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March 1, 2013 3:04:10 AM

Arma II isn't optimized very well it seems, or else it's just extremely CPU intensive. I can't advocate for the Phenom x4 series any longer though. The x6 series is a bit stronger but not much. IvyBridge and SandyBridge have taken over the performance charts, with bulldozer and piledriver slightly behind. The Phenoms just can't compete in a modern market anymore in more demanding titles, and that's the truth.
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