Upgrades to current system

Gallarian

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Current specs:

MSI P55a-G55 mobo
Intel i5-760 @2.8ghz
4GB Corsair xms3 1600 ddr3
EVGA GTX 580 SC 1.5GB
750w Corsair v2 TX enthusiast PSU
23" HP LED Monitor @ 1920x1080


Currently, whilst playing the Battlefield: 3 beta, Im getting around 40fps at fully maxed out settings at only 1440x768, which I think is too low, and my GPU should perform better - according to an official post by the nvidia website, a gtx 580 user should expect 60fps average at max settings @1920x1080.

However, the system the benchmarks on the Nvidia website are carried out on feature 8gb of RAM and a i7-2600k cpu.

Do you think this could be where my system is falling down?

If I were to upgrade to upgrade the following:

Mobo ---> Asus P8P67 pro
CPU ----> i5 2500k
RAM ----> 8GB Corsair Vengeance

would I notice an improvement?


Thanks,
 

ariscov

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Pretty much. I mean, wait for more insight from others before you buy, but i think you will see a large increase. I have 2x 6850's (worse than 580) and im getting 40fps average on max@1920x1080(except AA). I also have 8gigs ram, 2500k, and a fancy board, but it shouldn't hinder your performance
 

etk

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I'm confused, are you running a native 1080 monitor at 768? Is this a limitation of the beta? Since you are unlikely to be GPU limited, I think you would get more benefit from bumping up to 1080 than getting another 20FPS
 

Gallarian

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@etk the beta allows for full 1920x1080 res, but I found if I dropped the res to lower, my performance increased a lot for only a slight decrease is picture sharpness.
 

etk

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If performance scales strongly with resolution, it's something with your GPU or your settings. Is CPU physix on, have you updated drivers?