Time for a new CPU?
Written by: Jakester9002 - 18:49 Jul-10-2016

So I recently got my hands on a GTX 1080 Founders Edition (finally) and I hopped into Battlefield 4. Everything seemed fine until every now and then my fps drops below 60. It shouldnt be near 60fps with a GTX 1080 playing at 1920x1080p. Im thinking its my processor falling behind. Here are the specs:

Intel i5-4690k @ 3.5GHz (no overclock)

MSI Z97 PC-Mate Mobo

16GB G.Skill RipjawsX RAM (4x4)

500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

MSI GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB

 

I know my processor isnt terrible but its just starting to fall behind. Even when I had my GTX 970 I noticed some frame drops randomly on some maps, Siege of Shanghai to name one..

Since im most likely gonna be needing a new CPU, I wanna get one of those 6th gen Intel processors and with that, A new motherboard. Any ideas to which 6th gen intel cpu and motherboard to get? I dont wanna spend too much but I also dont want to cheap out!

-PS

My BF4 Settings are on the Ultra preset, VSYNC off, Res scale is at 100%

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03:57 Jul-13-2016

I have an i5 4460 and Increasingly get an fps well above 100 on ultra and 150% resolution scaling? So I'm not sure if it's your CPU. However my CPU does bottleneck my 1070 in The Division but it usually fixes itself a few frames later.

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13:15 Jul-13-2016

Thats just the game... Ubisoft quality...

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22:03 Jul-10-2016

i5 6600k - i7 6700k = nearly identical except for i7 hyperthreading and $150 price difference


i5 6600k OC up to 4.0GHZ is PERFECT

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19:20 Jul-10-2016

The FPS drops you're talking about are pretty normal tbh, I get them as well but there's no bottleneck in my system. Also, I wouldn't recommend running the game on Ultra settings. It gives you no advantage over other players whatsoever. Even Youtubers like lets say Jackfrags, Xfactor, Levelcap all use low settings on everything with meshes being the only setting on a high-ultra setting (sometimes having meshes on low actually works like a wallhack cuz Frostbite). What I would suggest is to try and overclock the CPU to about 4.5 Ghz which will fix this if you wanna stick to ultra settings; getting another CPU will be pity when you know it will cost you nothing to fix this problem. Btw have you disabled origin in game?

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19:33 Jul-10-2016

Im not super competitive when it comes to battlefield 4 so I do enjoy the nice visuals. I've thought about overclocking but I dont want to try it having only a stock cooler (im getting ready to buy maybe a liquid cooling system for it). I dont have Origin In-game disabled.

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22:19 Jul-10-2016

You should disable it.

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20:11 Jul-10-2016

I played an entire match of Siege of Shanghai but instead of 100% render res I set it to 150% and I havent seen it drop below 60fps. The cpu temps didnt get any higher than 70C

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21:32 Jul-10-2016

Turning up the resolution and getting higher FPS is definitely a sign that your CPU is bottlenecking...... and it wouldn't surprise me much that a 1080 might be a bit more GPU than any I5 can handle, but if you're looking to upgrade.... I'd go for nothing less than a six core I7, otherwise just overclock your I5.

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19:09 Jul-10-2016

Well, if you can get i7 4790k it will be great.
Im using i7 4790k with gtx 980 ti G1 and all working on max settings on 1080p just fine.
Good luck =]

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