Originally Posted by edalbkrad
how is that possible?
Im getting 98% GPU usage in all games with my 5670 and athlon II X3 3.3ghz , 80% GPU usage in GTA IV
Originally Posted by dixson01974
I'm trying to figure that one out too. Look at my sig rig and I get no bottleneck either.
Just because you're getting full usage, doesn't mean you're not being held back.
Athlon II x4 @ 3.85GHz (NB @ 2750)
GT240 (forget the overclocks on it)
8GB DDR2-1100, 5-5-5-15-20 timings
i5 2500k @ stock 3.3GHz
GT240 (same overclocks, was flashed)
8GB DDR3-1600, 9-9-9-24 timings (stock)
In L4D2, I was getting 40-45 FPS maxed out with no AA on the Athlon. When I swapped to the i5 at stock, I was getting 75-80 FPS with 4x AA maxed out. This was usually only a problem when a large horde was coming out.
Again, just because you have a high enough average framerate, and just because you see full usage, doesn't mean you're not being held back. Believe it or not, the minimum framerates will make a WORLD of difference. I've seen it first hand.
I would prove this to you, but I lack those parts to prove it anymore. All I've got now is the i5 and a GTX580.