Re: Upgrade advice
Indeed, but what resolution were you running, and what resolution scaling? Anything over 100% scaling eats any card. I was running a 680 with my 3960x and was only capable of 150% max with my "max fps to visual" setup. I maintained about 55fps with dips into the 45 range. My friends 4770k 780ti SLI setup with 2D Surround was getting about 5fps when resolution scale was set to 200% lol. Pretty terrible considering that's 1400 in GPUs.
i5s and i7s perform better due to their higher single threaded performance which is a given, but another thing is the beta and initial release had MUCH higher CPU usage due to debugging. The December patch eliminated this. My Youtube videos show a pretty large difference in frames while running in "dual core" mode with HT. The first being during the beta, the second being after the December patch.
I'm not saying he wouldn't benefit from getting something like a 4670k, but honestly it's not necessary. Especially if he wants to spend the cash on such a GPU.
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