Originally Posted by Mudfrog;13867193
I watch the core activity and cpu usage on my G15 keyboard while playing. During many parts of the game I do have 98-99% GPU usage, only occasionally will it drop to the 50's.
And how do you know that these GPU usage drops are not being caused by a CPU bottleneck occurring at the times when they happen? And if you say it's because you don't have 100% total usage on your CPU at the time, that is not evidence of it, because this game cannot not even completely use 3 cores (aka 75% of your CPU total). This means you could CPU BN at anywhere between 50% and 75% total CPU usage.
EDIT: After I made the above statements, I decided to comb the web to see if I could find correlation to my own studies that showed the game only using between 2 and 3 cores. And low and behold
... proof that having more the 3 cores does nothing. Which means that you'll NEVER see 100% usage on a quad, and that once you're getting close to 75% total usage across all cores ... you are looking at CPU bottlenecking kicking in Edited by brettjv - 6/15/11 at 1:24am