- This is a question to the OP, if he's still here lol
I'm still here! I haven't had a chance to respond but Iv'e been following the thread
Yeah Nyt Ryda, if you want to run the test, that would be great! It would reaffirm my decision to spend a few hundred on a new cpu/mobo setup or not.
So, I have come to the conclusion that I am in fact cpu limited during SOME very demanding scenarios, like 64 multiplayer BF3. If I was not then my GPU usage would be higher along with my FPS. With a lot more testing on my end, I have been able to find other very graphically demanding tests that require less CPU and the GPU usage jumps up accordingly.
Problem I have with these GTX 560s is that at 90%+ usage temps just climb and climb, my galaxy 560 did not do this. So I have pulled them and sent them to MSI on RMA. Typing on my phone or netbook sucks! The only gpu I have left hanging around is an old 8500gt but it does not cooperate with my pc for some reason, working sometimes but mostly not. I played a game of BF3 with it
Oh man hardware has come a long way!
To help with the CPU issue I started looking at 1090/1100t phenoms on ebay, but these things are as expensive as a i5-2500K! Might as well get the i5 and spring for a new mobo too. Now I can't decide...try and wait for Ivy, delayed again, now what mobo to go with, z77 not showing any gains on the z68.... what to do.
Edited by RedFury77, 18 April 2012 - 09:43 PM.