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when i run benchmarks and stability tests on my computer i only recieve 97% load. My card is a XFX 5770. is it my cpu holding it back? when i upgrade to bulldozer/sandy bridge... will i see a performance boost in games and benchmarks? Should be running at 100%? Will the 3% thats gone decrease performance? lots of questions thanks for your answers!
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Is the CPU OCed? If not, it may be holding the card back. The easy way to know is to just open Task Manager and see the CPU usage graph - if it's at 100%, then yes, the CPU is holding you back. If not, the benchmark is not heavy enough OR the reading is misleading and you actually are using 100% of your GPU.
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I have never seen my cards (XFX+Sapphire 5770's) get to 100% ever.
Most of the time on Furmark they sit at 98-99%
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