I've really got a huge problem and would need advise.
Am wanting to upgrade to improve the fps for bf3 and be prepared for bf4 running at resolution 2560x1440p, settings on ULTRA and a constant minimum of 60fps.
Asrock 990fx Extreme 4
Sapphire 7950 OC
Antec HCG 750m
CM Evo 212
Overclock CPU (4.2) GPU (1000/1400)
What makes me tick is that, my brother has almost an identical build except for his CPU/Mobo being Intel (3570k/Asrock Extreme 4). For bf3 he is getting way higher fps and his CPU/GPU are stock (non OC).
His fps at 2560x1440p (min:45 / max:130 / average 60-70+)
Compared to my current rig... its putting AMD to shame fps (min:35 / max:105 / average:50 to 60+)
The most econimical route for me is to get another 7950 and FX8350.
As FX6300 would most likely bottleneck 2x7950 fromw hat i've been reading online.
Seeing this bench from tomshardware
(CrossFire Versus SLI Scaling: Does AMD's FX Actually Favor GeForce?)
It seems that an AMD CPU + GPU in crossfire lags behind its Intel counterpart and suffers from microshutter.
At 1920x1080p the fps for a crossfire 7970 on a FX8350 benches 80odd fps... compared to 4770k 150odd fps
But after doing some searches online, there seems to be a patch for AMD drivers at the end of July that would boost FPS while in crossfire. Are the drivers out? Is that true? Would there be an improvement.
My question is, should i get another 7950+FX8350 or go Intel 4670k + 2 GTX 760 sli?
Which route would you advise me to take?