Crysis III: Upgrade or New Build?

What are you doing to get ready for Crysis 3

  • Upgrade

    Votes: 2 12.5%
  • New Build

    Votes: 3 18.8%
  • What's Crysis 3?

    Votes: 2 12.5%
  • Melt my old machine then build a new one

    Votes: 2 12.5%
  • Console instead

    Votes: 2 12.5%
  • Nothing my machine can't handle

    Votes: 5 31.3%

  • Total voters
    16

joeh_87

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Keep the build I have possibly add a second 7850 sometime this year

and to Brett, lol sorry but you have a 7990 together with a 1100T? :D

1100T by all means isn't a bad CPU but with such powerhouse of a 7990 surely you would want an Intel base? :D
 
Keep in mind, OP... crysis 3 isn't even getting a minor game engine update - it's going to be built on the same engine that crysis 2 was on. If you can run Crysis 2 on ultra with the DX 11 and high resolution textures packs, then you're fine for Crysis 3.
 

MKBL

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At least for the multiplayer demo, my system had no problem, which is definitely not a cutting edge machine with i5-2400/GTX 560 Ti 448. I expect to play it at least on "high" option, hopefully on "ultra" @1920 x 1080. I don't mind playing 25-30 fps.
 


Hi :)

Don't believe the Intel fanbois hype...an 1100T can run ANY game at its max...particularly with a 7990...so no point in Intel...

All the best Brett :)
 

joeh_87

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I don't believe in what Intel Fan boys might say. I read/look at benchmarks and come to my own conclusion.

I understand you by all means, as my Phenom II x4 965 still packs a punch even with a 7850, but still if i was going to spend £700 on a GPU i'd want at least an I5 2500K to go with that.
 



Hi :)

WHY when any Intel cpu would not give me even 1 more frame in games ?

All the best Brett :)
 

It does vary from game to game, and if a game CPU bound and doesn't utilize more than 4 cores, even AMD's fastest options fall behind on FPS. Especially with higher end GPU(s).

This is just with a single 7970, so it won't show as much of a difference as some systems would, but it does show some difference. Sometimes they are even, other times the 8 core AMD chip does make up some ground, some times the minimums are poor, and sometimes it just falls behind.
http://atenra.blog.com/2012/06/08/amd-fx8150-vs-intel-2500k-1080p-dx-11-gaming-evaluation/

I realize if you crank everything up and play in the 30-45 FPS range, you may not see a difference, but some shoot for higher FPS. I personally get nauseated until I get to 80 FPS, though 60 FPS is playable, it just requires me to break every 30-60 mins.

EDIT: also keep in mind, that fx8150 is also highly OC'ed, but it is compared to a couple Intel CPU OC'ed as well, though not as aggressively, and some that aren't. You have to be impressed at how well the i7 920 fairs, as its several years old.
 

Ohagandazs

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I have a Radeon HD 7950. I think I might be alright.