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Build Advice BFBC 2 dual or quad??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DIZZY DAZZLER 2010, 7 Mar 2010.

  1. DIZZY DAZZLER 2010

    DIZZY DAZZLER 2010 Tech nut!

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    Hi folks I am currently playing a lot of Battlefield bad company 2 at the moment and with my Dual core E8500 @ 4Ghz and BFG 9800gx2, I am getting an average of 40-45 fps online with settings at high, 4xAA and monitor res of 1920x1080 and Vsync applied. Sometimes the frames drop to around 25-30 during massive firefights, however I am wondering if the game will perform better if I was running a quad core CPU.

    Currently my CPU is running at around 95% and not flat lining at 100% does this suggest my CPU is coping?

    Should I upgrade to a quad or wait for Fermi??
     
  2. jason27131

    jason27131 Lolzers

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    from what I'm seeing, fermi isn't doing so great. Sure the GTX 480 is faster than the 5870, but it's apparent price is going to be around 700$ US. That's 300$ more than a 5870 lol.

    Anyways, definitely a quad core will help, especially with all the physics of the destructable buildings and stuff.
     
  3. gavomatic57

    gavomatic57 Minimodder

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    Source? Other than that silly SabrePC listing!

    This may be worth a read - Clicky

    The long and the short of it is, a quad will offer you performance benefits.
     
  4. jason27131

    jason27131 Lolzers

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    source = maximum pc. I'm in usa lol.
     
  5. bagman

    bagman Minimodder

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    we will now the price on the 26th of march just too much speculation about fermi atm all will be revelied then
     
  6. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Well seeing as you are on a higher Res, it might be better to get a new GPU.

    Although a Quad will help you on an overall basis.
     

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