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CPU Will Dragon Age Inquisition ever run on an overclocked Pentium G3258?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Simon1982, 1 Dec 2014.

  1. Simon1982

    Simon1982 New Member

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    Will Dragon Age Inquisition ever run on an overclocked Pentium G3258? I am in the final stages of building a new PC and I really want to save some money and overclock a G3258 as part of my build. With an Asus Ranger and an AR01 cooler I hope to achieve speeds of at least 4.6 Ghz, possibly 4.8 Ghz from this CPU. Surely I don't have to fork out an extra £110 - £120 just to play this one game.
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  2. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    This would be better off in either the Hardware or Gaming section, buddy.
     
  3. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Agreed - moved to Hardware.
     
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    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been built with Frostbite 3, the same game engine used by Battlefield 4 except BioWare have also integrated a vegetation engine called 'Speed Tree' that has been used in many games and movies, from Avatar to Star Trek.

    Roughly translated it's optimized for multi-threaded CPU's fella, the G3258 as good as it is will bottleneck your GPU.
     
  5. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    It'll run on low I expect. Not really the best way to experience DA:I though.
     
  6. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Also, be warned, do not expect such high overclocks. They usually top out at around 4.4 to 4.6GHz. It's usually not due to heat, but more so due to the voltages required.

    If you're on a budget, why are you getting a Ranger? Get a H97 board instead. Before you say "they can't overclock," yes, yes they can. :)
     
  7. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    Since DAI uses frostbite, and you seem to want to play DAI, wouldn't an AMD cpu be a reasonable choice? Pretty sure the AMD's do an excellent job with a decent gpu for battlefield 4 / the frostbite engine.
     
  9. rollo

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    DAI only uses certain bits of the frostbite engine. They are heavily taxing the cpu once you up the graphical setting. Its been optimised around a Intel Quad with hyper threading thats its recommended specs.
     
  10. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    get a cheaper MB and a proper 4 core CPU
    Gigabyte Z97M-DS3H
    Intel Core i5-4690K
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
     
  11. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    I spoke to a bloke on another forum who is running the game on medium settings with that cpu. So it should be possible. I don't know what his framerate was like, but he seemed happy enough.
     

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