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  1. Good evening, I just upgraded my enter PC by building one from scratch. I am getting low frame rates when I almost max all the settings in fact when I start going above medium across the board I drop to about 17frames. I upgraded to a serious extent and the only thing I can think of it is that it's the graphics card?? Here are my specs and hopefully someone has some insight! SPECS: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight Core Desktop Processor COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Nvidia GTX 560TI Intel Solid State Hard drives (x2) Windows 7 X64 Ultimate
  2. UPDATE:2-8-2012. I just ordered a 7970 Radeon Card & a 850W power supply (modular) I will be testing TOH with this and I will post results. Hi everyone, I understand many people are throwing down the BDFX8150 against the i7 but I have managed to tweak the settings to get a full 45FPS on average and great quality. There is no doubt the intel handles the object drawing distance a bit better than the AMD 8150 however after 6 hours of testing and trial and error these are my settings and what I did. First we know the 8 core does not do well in gaming even overclocking to 4.2GHZ however I went into the bios and disabled 4 of the 8 cores and went into windows/start/run/msconfig/boot/adbanvancedoptions and selected to use four cores. I am using a Asus Crossfire V MB with 990FX Chipset. I then used AMD's Overdrive to bring the clock speed to 4.2GHZ on 4 processors and monitored the temp with Core Temp and also ran a stress test with prime95 and and my CPU with a Coolmaster hyper212 never went above 54C at full load. I noticed frame rate in TOH to be about 20-25FPS with the same settings you see in the screenshot. I ran other games like Just Case 2, Xplane10 and FSX and noticed with these settings I was getting close to 40-45FPS. My next task was to tackle the overclocking on my Nvidia GTX560i to hopefully boost TOH. I used Nvidia's new control panel and increased clock slowly until it became unstable and that was at about 1100MHZ. I dialed it in at 1000MHZ Core Clock & 2290MHZ Memory Clock and it has proved to be stable and in TOH I was getting 35FPS with the boost. I then tweaked the TOH graphics settings to get very smooth frames and it flies super smooth for me. Conclusion. The bulldozer 8150 has a ton of potential and is working great in my sims as well as photo/video editing. When windows 8 and other sims take advantage of the 8 cores I'm sure it will perform well. PLEASE NOTE: I UPDATED MY BIOS, GRAPHICS CARD DRIVERS AND WINDOWS 7 ALL UPDATES!! Windows addresses the hotfix for this processor in an update! Below are screen shots and my specs. Please enjoy and I hope this helps some! NZXT Lexa Case NZXT 5 Fan, Temp Color Double Deck Controller Intel Solid State HD Seagate 1TB Storage Drive Nvidia GTX560ti Asus Crossfire V Motherboard with 990FX Chipset AM3+ AMD 8150FX Black Edition Windows 7 Ultimate Hotas Cougar F-16 Flight Stick Saitek Pro Rudders Samsung 24" LCD (DVI) Corsair Vengeance 16GB Ram
  3. Hi and thank you for your response! All these components are brand new am I considering returning them and then purchase an i7 but there are many arguments that indicate you can disable 4 cores and O.C and get extremely high frame rates. I will tweak with it tomorrow all day and if I don't get anywhere I will switch to the i7 so I can max my settings and really get the eye candy I'm looking for. I will also try a few more games to make sure it isn't the game engine that is the true issue which I am doubting.