Originally Posted by Am*
Pure crap. That's not even close to being a "moot point", it is more than relevant since even with AA, it didn't even come close to using the GPU, as it was idling half the time. I have DirectX 9 games from 2007 that use my GPU better than this game.
Like I said before, it's clearly a console port. Post as much techno-babble as you want about engine specifications, fact is, this is a console port.
I want whatever it is you're smoking...
It is a moot point because most PC gamers have moved on. I suspect, like I said, that DX9 was added, and kept, simply for XBox support.
I can't see your current rig, so I can't comment. Saying it doesn't come close to using the GPU makes me raise an eyebrow, as a single 5770 creates a bottleneck for an AMD X4. This makes me think that you probably are CPU bottlenecked. But again, speculation as I cannot see your rig.
You can try to downplay "technobabble" as much as you want, but when it comes down to it, BFBC2 and the Frostbite engine will use your graphics card as much as your CPU will allow, and vice versa. Unless, of course, you have V-Sync on.
Modern games use much more CPU than they did in the past, so don't be surprised if an older Dual Core can't max out your GPU in BFBC2.Edited by SectorNine50 - 7/20/11 at 3:42pm