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Getting sub-par fps with my new GTX 670 oc

By mojo_ca
Apr 27, 2013
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  1. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

    Try the BIOS update I posted above, then update us. Close all running applications before flashing the BIOS.
     
  2. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Booster Posts: 424   +38

    are u running the cpu monitor and ram monitor on the program if ur actually taking the monitor while u put the game on the background it obv wont work
     
  3. mojo_ca

    mojo_ca TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I will try to update the bios...never learned how though, I'll google it and report back tonight if successful :) thanks for all the help!
     
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

    The BIOS should help with RAM readings, GPU compatibility and just overall improvements in stability.
     
  5. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Booster Posts: 424   +38

    Jc that should be helpfull but he already stated that on need for speed he was hovering over 60-80% cpu usage it will give a better performance but how much can it push it :S an upgrade is the only solution if he intends to play the next gen games
     
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

    Yeah definitely, but if he doesnt have any spare cash, overclocking and updating the BIOS could help.
     
  7. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Booster Posts: 424   +38

    I guess u have a point technology waits for no one :( can remember when pentium 4 was one of the best out there :S
     
  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

    Yup, that is why it is best to find good deals when buying PCs and to futureproof as much as possible for your price range.
     
  9. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Booster Posts: 424   +38

    I hope my gtx 660 holds long enough for 2-3 years I still play on 768p and I dont mind lowering the graphics since ive been playing on lowest for like 4 years before I bought this pc and now my plan isnt anything but buying a full water cooled modded pc
     
  10. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

    The 660 will be fine till DX12 comes out, especially at 768P. Watercooled PCs are a waste, upping the clock speeds from 4.8 to 5.2GHz wont do much lol.
     
  11. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Booster Posts: 424   +38

    well it might be like that it was always my dream to have a watercooled pc ;S
     
     
  12. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

    I dont blame you man, go for it!
     
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  13. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Booster Posts: 424   +38

    by when is dx 12 comming out and I doubt the games will all start using dx12 instantly
     
  14. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

    Probably in 2-3 years when the next major Windows revision is released.
     
  15. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Booster Posts: 424   +38

    so we can expect 5 years before we see any real games with dx12 probably or atleast 4
     
  16. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

    Probably. It will be like Battlefield 3, it was one of the first games with a true integration of DX11 (Crysis 2 also), but only 30% of it was used. 2 years later, the release of Battlefield 4, which will use 80% of the engine. So basically 4-6 years till we see full integration.
     
  17. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Booster Posts: 424   +38

    u think my system can hold battlefield 4 Multiplayer? 768p
     
  18. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,282   +157

  19. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

    Pretty invalid since it is from 2011, drivers have matured a ton and the 7000 series and 600 series were released.

    Probably, at high. As drivers mature, you will see more performance increased. Within a month or two, you will see big frame increases.
     
  20. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

  21. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,282   +157

    This article only points out gpu scores and not cpu scaling.

    I did a few benchmarks of my own so they are more recent.

    Phenom 965 BE and gtx 460 sc in sli:

    Tomb raider 2013

    CPU @ 2.8 ghz : 52 fps avg
    CPU @ 3.8 ghz : 52.8 fps avg

    Hitman absolution

    CPU @ 2.8 ghz : 34 fps avg
    CPU @ 3.8 ghz : 38 fps avg

    Bioshock infinite

    CPU @ 2.8 ghz : 32.51
    CPU @ 3.8 ghz : 32.81

    I would not be so quick to point to cpu bottleneck. I upgraded from a 9850 @ 2.5 ghz to my current cpu and found only a frame or two in performance difference and not the 50% loss the OP has.
     
  22. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

  23. mojo_ca

    mojo_ca TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm running the game in windowed mode and actually playing/checking my cpu/ram/gpu usage..
     
  24. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

    Windowed reduces performance I think. Do you have an cash you are willing to spend on a new CPU, motherboard and some RAM if we have to mojo?
     
  25. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Booster Posts: 424   +38

    Window mode reduces performance quite abit time to upgrade I guess ;S
     


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