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im playing bfbc2 and gpu-z shows that gpu load is 100%. is this a bottleneck? if yes, what should i do to lower the gpu load when playing? im running on medium on a 1920x1080 resolution.
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no, the definition of a bottleneck would be if your gpu couldn't reach 100% due to your cpu

a bottleneck would look like this: cpu usage at 100%, gpu usage hovering around 90%-95%
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playing bfbc2, my cpu is on 50% on all 6 core. i thought im on a bottleneck since my gpu is on 100% load. i thought there are no games utilizing 6 core? why is it in bfbc all of my cores are being used?
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Not to hijack or anything, but you're saying that a Bottleneck is when your GPU isnt at 100% exactly? What if its around the 95s? or 90s to say the least? And what if it stays at around 30 to 50% in some games? *cough* GTA IV *cough*
   
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gerickjohn pinoy here. ano ba talaga meaning ng bottleneck?
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gerickjohn pinoy here. ano ba talaga meaning ng bottleneck?

Speak english please, Its an english forum. wink.gif

Bottleneck in Computer terms refers to when A Certain part of your System drags the whole system down, such as your Processor/CPU unable to keep up with your Graphics Card/GPU.

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Originally Posted by kelvintheiah;15580801 
im playing bfbc2 and gpu-z shows that gpu load is 100%. is this a bottleneck? if yes, what should i do to lower the gpu load when playing? im running on medium on a 1920x1080 resolution.

Yes, well sort of. It means you reached the limit for your GPU. You could add a second HD 6850 to crossfire, but then you may end up with a CPU bottleneck (which is generally better for most games). Each game runs different so there is no sure way to configure a system to have no bottleneck. If you are averaging FPS equal to your monitor's refresh rate (with highest detail settings) then I would say you have a good balance. If your FPS is way over your refresh rate, then enable V-Synch and your GPU load will drop and you will not notice a performance drop while your GPU stops wasting energy. If your FPS is way lower, then consider crossfiring.
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Originally Posted by kelvintheiah;15580801 
im playing bfbc2 and gpu-z shows that gpu load is 100%. is this a bottleneck? if yes, what should i do to lower the gpu load when playing? im running on medium on a 1920x1080 resolution.

technically yes.this time the gpu is the bottleneck(which is not a bad thing tongue.gif) meaning you're getting every bit of power you can with your 6850. you can add another 6850 and OC your 1055T to 4ghz to eliminate/minimize the cpu bottleneck. like what the post above me said. every game behaves differently. BC2 is well threaded and will use every core in your 1055T. although some games like starcraft 2, shogun total war etc. that are very cpu extensive but only utilizes 2 cores will bottleneck your amd cpu. intel's are faster clock for clock so they are less prone to bottlenecks compared to amd cpu's that have lesser performance per clock.

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Originally Posted by damric;15591726 
Yes, well sort of. It means you reached the limit for your GPU. You could add a second HD 6850 to crossfire, but then you may end up with a CPU bottleneck (which is generally better for most games). Each game runs different so there is no sure way to configure a system to have no bottleneck. If you are averaging FPS equal to your monitor's refresh rate (with highest detail settings) then I would say you have a good balance. If your FPS is way over your refresh rate, then enable V-Synch and your GPU load will drop and you will not notice a performance drop while your GPU stops wasting energy. If your FPS is way lower, then consider crossfiring.

as long as i can play with respectable fps i wouldn't consider crossfiring. im poor right now hehe.
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technically yes.this time the gpu is the bottleneck(which is not a bad thing tongue.gif) meaning you're getting every bit of power you can with your 6850. you can add another 6850 and OC your 1055T to 4ghz to eliminate/minimize the cpu bottleneck. like what the post above me said. every game behaves differently. BC2 is well threaded and will use every core in your 1055T. although some games like starcraft 2, shogun total war etc. that are very cpu extensive but only utilizes 2 cores will bottleneck your amd cpu. intel's are faster clock for clock so they are less prone to bottlenecks compared to amd cpu's that have lesser performance per clock.

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as of now i can't OC my cpu because im still using my stock hsf which is produces very loud noise lol. im considering to buy aftermarket cooler for me to overclock my cpu. viva pinoy. devil.gif
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