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TC what games are you playing that a 560gtx ti struggles to achieve 30fps?
Dragon age 2 directx11 very high,metro 2033 even with dof disabled ( all other max ) witcher 2,crysis 1 just to name a few
Dragon age 2 and metro gpu usage shoots right up to 99 % moment they are started,witcher is also 99% most of the time,but it can lower it to 85-90 % sometimes.
So I guess these are just some of the examples where new cpu wouldnt really help much.
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You are also running a very healthy overclock on that chip which is helping your situation greatly. If you were running anything below something like 3ghz to 3.2ghz, you would probably start to see some of a bottleneck.
Altrough there is some difference,it's not huge.Games I mentioned which are really cpu dependent need something much more powerful then this cpu not metter what speed...they are not really much more playable at 3,7 ghz then they are at 3,0 ( i tried...getting 14 instead of 12 fps doesn't really help the situation much
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a GPU should never it 100% for any longer than a second or 2 because the way all programs are programed it will only use 99%. you are not bottlenecked. but a CPU upgrade will help with cpu dependent games.
Yeah this is the current situation it seems.For most games you dont need a fast cpu,and for ones you do,they need something really powerful ( like sandy bridge )
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What do you get in the Metro 2033 benchmark? With a single 560Ti and an i7 2600k I got an average of 39fps in the bench. If you got less than that then yes, a new cpu will help framerates....

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I dont have steam installed so I guess I can't use bencmark ?
If you want we can compare first intensive scene when you start the game,when they put the masks on and fight 2-3 monsters,there is also lot of lighting effects.
I get 18 fps there.
This is with everything max ( 4x msaa ) only DOF disabled.I get 15 fps with dof enabled there
Basically game is only playable if I also disable 4xaa and enable AAA ( very crappy lots of jagies).
Still not 30 in that scene,maybe 23-24 fps afair
In some scenes in metro I get 60 fps,but who cares about that ?
I am usually more concerned with minimum then avarage framerate,because minimum is what bothers me the most.
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Sorry, I don't see how that matters If you get 99% GPU usage, then the CPU is up to the task.
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I would like to see if majin gets similiar fps since we have same card,just to confirm cpu is up to the task
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Or if anyone alse with 560 ti and beast of the cpu can fire up metro with my settings and report fps in that scene,so we can settle this metter
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