52 months ago
Attention all gamers with low budget! Big question is: does my PCIe 2.0 bandwidth is enough? should I upgrade the mobo to get twice as more bandwidth or is it pointless for my usage?
rig setup: I'm currently on a Gigabyte 78LMT-USB3 AMD760G AM3+ (with pci-express 2.0); CPU is a Phenom II x6 1045t (stock, without turbo) so it's slower but with many cores; The gpu is Asus R9 270 OC (stock, no overclock) pci-e 3.0; ram is 1866 limited to 1333 per the mainboard spec.
I'm trying to get the best out of this system to play BF4 at 1080p on the highest possible settings. I used to get about 74fps, great details, smooth playing. But dang it I tweaked something somewhere and now the video sux (not that bad, but not on par with what I had "before"). Can't seem to find the optimal settings I had for 1080 rez.
Currently on custom settings, some presets at High, some AA turned off. Getting 60fps but I want more smoothness than what I get at the moment. As long as I have 60fps, full details, super smooth, I'll be happy. I don't need 4k and I don't need above 60fps.
Mantle/DX driver give the same fps.
Second question: lets suppose I get an A88X motherboard with 2 pcie slots, would it be better to crossfire 2x R7-260x or just keep my R9-270 or get an R9-280x? To play BF4, not to brag about my gpu.