Okay, I know the PC stuff has been thrown around a lot lately. But I wanted to get the opinion of some of the more tech-savvy peeps here.
I have moderate knowledge with PC stuff. I know a good performance/$ when I see it for the most part, and am comfortable putting PC's together.
I put together my current rig for the game:
Biostar TA890GXE mobo
AMD 1055t x6 processor
4gb 1066 ddr @ 7-7-7-20
Corsair F40 SSD boot drive/ffxiv
Asus GTX 460 1gb TOP edition
Seasonic 520w Breeze - bronze certified
Coolermaster Hyper 212+ HS/F
anyway, to the real question.
With this rig at stock clocks, (2.8ghz cpu, 775/2000 gpu) I get roughly 3600 on the benchmark 720p. 2700~ on the 1080p high.
I overclocked the CPU successfully to 3.78ghz(270x14 locked multi) but kept the ram same speed and NB just around 2100~.
I was also able to OC my gpu further to 850/2100, but I know it can go higher. That's not the point at this moment in time though.
With both gpu/cpu oc'd, I score a whopping increase of 4700 on the low res bench. Have yet to try higher one. For a curious george, I put my GPU back to stock 775/2000 and ran low res bench again. 4500.
So my question is...what does this all mean? %clock increase wise, do i get more out of the CPU or GPU being OC'd? Another thing that irks me is the benchmark will push GPU usage up to 70-90% according to MSI afterburner, but will only peak around 54-55% in the beta. Even when I run through town and fps dips to 27~ish.(20-25 if I turn AA up past x4) Does this usage cap in-game effect the amount of performance increase I get in OCing the GPU?