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February 23, 2013 12:30:11 AM

I am playing Hitman Absolution 1080p, Ultra quality, mssa off and ssao normal if you ask.
I have 8gb of 1600mhz ram, evga 660 ti sc and phenom 965 BE@ 4.0ghz.

I have vsync on so I usually play at constant 60 FPS but when I see a huge croud or a very large open area with various objects my frame rate drops, but the thing is I cant see any reason, as you see my GPU is only being used 46 % and the frame rate is 37 FPS



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For other side my CPU is only being used 55 % so why is this big frame drop?, please dont tell me that 30 FPS is a decent fps or anything similar, I just want to know why? maybe not very optimized game? I have seen this same issue playing far cry 3 :/ 



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February 23, 2013 12:32:24 AM

as soon as i saw that you had 30fps a phantom and a 660ti you do have a bottle neck games like this will use 4 cores you will need a upgrade to a 4 core or if u wanna future proof then a 6 core because games now use 4 core but the next gen games will be starting to come out this year or next and well i think they would use more then 4 cores
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February 23, 2013 12:34:29 AM

batty251 said:
as soon as i saw that you had 30fps a phantom and a 660ti you do have a bottle neck games like this will use 4 cores you will need a upgrade to a 4 core or if u wanna future proof then a 6 core because games now use 4 core but the next gen games will be starting to come out this year or next and well i think they would use more then 4 cores



I dont understand what you say, I have a Phenom II 965, it is a Quadcore
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February 23, 2013 12:41:20 AM

apparently it dose i didn't know my bad but it apparently dose not use the 4 cores like it should check make sure u have it up to date if you do then amd have not made a 4 core cpu like it says it has because 4 cores should handle that game and your graphics cards i suggest just getting a new cpu maybe try bulldozer i hear good things about that one but im not sure in terms of sockets im more intel based
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February 23, 2013 12:53:45 AM

check both the CPU and GPU temperature.
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February 23, 2013 1:03:00 AM

i dont see as bottleneck...the 965 is still a very good cpu...i would say drivers and game optimization
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February 23, 2013 1:06:02 AM

30 fps with a 660ti and you blame drivers ? even with bad drivers and game optimization it should still be 40 or 50 fps if it was good game optimization and good drivers the card would run 60+ its a bottle neck saw the same thing on this video
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February 23, 2013 1:24:18 AM

As I said i just get frame drop in crowded areas, in the rest of the game is 60+ fps
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February 23, 2013 1:24:46 AM

There are a few games that are very demanding i know farcry 3 and crysis 3 are very demanding you should try tweaking your settings and overclocking your cpu.

and maybe watch this it might help
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syE55-jEzb8
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February 23, 2013 1:25:12 AM

Linus hit's it on the head again. I should have made videos.

Same thing I learned by trial and error. but what Linus didn't do is junk the core 2 duo dual core for a higher end 775 quad core. I dropped my dual core 6850 well before it was deemed "rational' by the community. Too many people like to hang on to "the old ways" before experimenting on their own. And it's difficult to argue with those that know better.

it's also not just about how many fps you get. but rather, can I play smoothly or not?

can you play smoothly or are you just worried about frame rates?

I still use a q9550 for most of my gaming. It always was and still is faster than anything AMD has for gaming. I recently ran into problems with the same game he was benching in the vid. Lowering settings would have helped but transferring to an 1155 quad core, all else being the same, and those slow ups disappeared. So, as good as it is, the processor is strangling your system and appropriate sacrifices need to be made to settings and resolution. Or you need to upgrade.
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February 23, 2013 1:38:08 AM

john1587 said:
I dont understand what you say, I have a Phenom II 965, it is a Quadcore



Don't even bother trying to understand.


What he said is utter nonsense.


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February 23, 2013 1:43:48 AM

ARICH5 said:
i dont see as bottleneck...the 965 is still a very good cpu...i would say drivers and game optimization



That's exactly the problem he is having.


The game is badly optimized.




You need to throw cpu power at it.


Overclocked 3570k.

Time to upgrade.
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February 23, 2013 1:58:09 AM

ya..he shoukld be falling under that phenom 980./


@OP...that 965 BE is a chapion overclocker..u should try that
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February 23, 2013 2:14:15 AM

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