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Old November 13, 2011, 06:29 PM
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Default Phenom,bottle neck gpu ? in BF3

just wonder if there's a point of diminishing returns after which a Phenom 965be will bottle neck a gpu in bf3 ? if so considering move to i5 (good idea ?) (sorry just a noob reading to many forms) still shoppin the gpu
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I would say no, what makes you think you're getting a bottleneck?
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Old November 13, 2011, 06:47 PM
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I would say no, what makes you think you're getting a bottleneck?
don't have the game yet,just readin the fear mongering on the web,didn't want to buy into more amd if it was a negative (maybe my name should noob city er somethin) sorry I came from xbox where you didn't have to think

guess I found my answer (lazy console player) Battlefield 3 GPU & CPU Performance > CPU Scaling and Performance - TechSpot Reviews
if it's accurate

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Reviews I have read with any "good" quad intel or not show very very few games where a 2600K or 980X pull far away from say a Phenom II x4 940 or a Phenom II x6 1055t at stock clocks mind you. So yes there may be a performance benefit from the faster chips, but very few games show it. The motherboard/gpu used tend to show more difference in all reality. The chips Phenom II x4/x6 are no slouches, as long as they are not pushed to do things they are not good at doing say crossfire X 4x6970 or quad sli 580 3gb, then yes there might be a bottleneck, but then again most cpu currently out there would be slightly bottlenecked, not becaus of the cpu but rather the motherboard attached to them.
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don't have the game yet,just readin the fear mongering on the web,didn't want to buy into more amd if it was a negative (maybe my name should noob city er somethin) sorry I came from xbox where you didn't have to think

guess I found my answer (lazy console player) Battlefield 3 GPU & CPU Performance > CPU Scaling and Performance - TechSpot Reviews
if it's accurate

Nice review find...answers a few questions I had about BF3.
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A Phenom 965 paired with a GTX 560 Ti is good to play BF3 in very good condition.
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If your Phenom II is overclocked, then no it will not be a bottleneck. Even at stock, it's barely a bottleneck. According to benchmarks, a 2500k performs no better than an overclocked Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2 generation gap).
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