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I'm having some trouble with Shogun 2. During battles when I zoom in to see the units up close my gpu usage will drop from 99% to the 20-40%. Its been pissing me off because I'll go from 70+ frames to 20 frames. I've done some reading on the matter and a lot of people say its a CPU bottleneck, but can a i5-750 at 3.4ghz really bottleneck two GTX 460's? (my 460's are running at the factory overclock which is 780mhz on the core).

I tried switching drivers but that didn't help and I could have sworn that this wasn't happening before.

Anyone know what's up?
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I'm having some trouble with Shogun 2. During battles when I zoom in to see the units up close my gpu usage will drop from 99% to the 20-40%. Its been pissing me off because I'll go from 70+ frames to 20 frames. I've done some reading on the matter and a lot of people say its a CPU bottleneck, but can a i5-750 at 3.4ghz really bottleneck two GTX 460's? (my 460's are running at the factory overclock which is 780mhz on the core).

I tried switching drivers but that didn't help and I could have sworn that this wasn't happening before.

Anyone know what's up?

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maybe you just got a bad chip,

i had a phenom ii x4 955 BE overclocked to 4 GHz and it still bottlenecked my xfire 6870's.

nothing i could do except get a new chip...

maybe, turn off SLI and do the same thing with one GTX 460, and then turn it on again and zoom in and out with your SLI setup.

if you dont lag with one GTX 460 but lag with 2 then yea, its bottlenecking it
    
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I don't think its a bad chip all my other games run smoothly like napoleon and empire total war. The witcher 2 also runs smoothly on max settings (no ubersampling). It has to be something with shogun or drivers. I'm just wondering if anyone else on OCN is experiencing my problem with similar hardware.
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Try disabling crossfire? Maybe it has something to do with tesselation not working correctly since it's when you're upclose to the units.
    
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Most useless post ever.

its not useless.. its the totalwar center... its the biggest Total war message board there is. And Im sure someone there is more qualified to answer your question than here. Considering EVERYONE there plays total war games.
 
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Shogun is very cpu dependant, witcher 2 and the other games you listed are not as cpu demanding
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its a problem with shogun, It happens to me as well with my i5 and 2 6950. I'll get ~50% gpu and 30% cpu when I zoom in.
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Shogun 2 is awesome, besides that is there maybe a reason with the zoom in? perhaps that is how the game is just programmed when you zoom in?
    
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