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December 13, 2012 12:33:01 AM

Current CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Current GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (1x)

Upgrade GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (2x)

The games I mostly play are TF2 and DayZ, now I know TF2 should work fine. But DayZ (ArmA II) is poorly optimized and very CPU heavy. Would this upgrade help at all?
(I record these games for YouTube, and am interested in playing other new high performance games.)

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December 13, 2012 12:36:49 AM

ISleepTheDayAway said:
Current CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Current GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (1x)

Upgrade GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (2x)

The games I mostly play are TF2 and DayZ, now I know TF2 should work fine. But DayZ (ArmA II) is poorly optimized and very CPU heavy. Would this upgrade help at all?
(I record these games for YouTube, and am interested in playing other new high performance games.)




Couple of questions:


Are you running the cpu at stock? Not overclocked?

How much ram do you have?

What model/wattage is your power supply?

Monitor resolution?

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December 13, 2012 1:19:03 AM

Yes a 560ti to a 7950 would be a nice upgrade although at your resolution I don't think it will make much difference.

I went from a 560ti to a 670 and that is roughly double the performance so you should see the same improvements. If you re upgrading your monitor, then the 7950 is perfect but at the moment I would wait.
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December 13, 2012 1:24:22 AM

Well I'd be running dual 7950s, and should I get a specific monitor type or resolution? I believe my games run at 720p and just have black bars on the top and bottom.
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December 13, 2012 1:43:48 AM

One 7950 would more than suffice for your monitors resolution. I would consider even a 7870. But if you're satisfied with them keep em, most people usually like to game on anything above 22". Although if you say the game is poorly optimized changing brand might even make things worse. A lot of games generally perform worse on AMD cards and vice-versa but you should check some benchmarks running on AMD cards just to be sure. Also, if a GTX560ti is giving you problems in ARMA II which is from 2009! Then I honestly believe that you won't see much of a difference if you upgrade your video card and that its probably the mod itself that is poorly optimized.

*Edit*

Mod is still in Alpha so I wouldn't get my hopes up on having a big fps increase. This reminds me of the game Cryostasis, I don't think any kind of upgrade would run that game well even at low settings, that game's optimizations were broken.
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December 13, 2012 1:46:39 AM

You can set your games to run at any resolution...

I wouldn't really go for Dual 7950's, even at 1080p it will be a waste. If you go for 2560x1440 then yes you will need 2 but that monitor will be expensive.

Any monitor is fine provided it does 1080p and is good quality. Personally I use a 32inch Sony TV and I cannot stress enough how much better it looks just because of the colour depth it provides. I've used ASUS, BenQ, LG and Samsung monitors, all good but the TV wins hands down :) 
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December 13, 2012 1:58:09 AM

i had a i5 2400 and a 560 ti

than i upgraded my gpu to a 670

my frames in dayz did not increase. maybe 1 or 2 frames.

although all my other games had improved framerates. dayz is very much just a non optimized alpha.
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December 13, 2012 2:01:44 AM

i also recorded alot of my games and posted to youtube here and there . my frame rates did not change from recording and not recording

i don't remember what my exact fps were but to give you an idea.

before upgrade.
depending on the server

recording about 45-90
not recording 60 - 90

after upgrade
recording 50ish to 90
not recording 60 -90

i used playclaw to record
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December 13, 2012 2:32:45 AM

Alright, thank you guys for the help. And the reason why I wanted to upgrade to 2 7950's is just for future use. So I could run dual and not have to upgrade for awhile.

And I myself use Fraps to record.
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December 13, 2012 3:48:44 AM

have you tried to overclock the card....i am running evga gtx 560 ti 448 classified in SLI and play guild wars 2 at 1680x1050 and i get 60fps
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December 17, 2012 12:16:49 PM

Overclocked my GPU today and it reminded me of this thread, I can Livestream DayZ fine. And record DayZ at ~45 FPS with drops here and there (Not worried about this, as Stand Alone should fix Optimization)

But I'm also looking into upgrading to those two cards for playing/recording/livestreaming more games. As I'd like to expand on more games as well.

Anyways, I do need to get new monitors and am thinking of getting 3 new ones. What resolution (or more specific what monitor) should I be getting?

Also will Dual 7950's help with other games. (Only ones I have in mind is Planet Side 2 & Battle Field 3) I'd like to play these on the highest settings while recording/livestreaming and never drop below 60 FPS.
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