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Hey all, after Karkand released and I got back into the BF3 swing, I noticed my fps seemed really choppy. So, I started to mess around with things to see what was up. I found on MSI Afterburner that with Bf3 running, my gpu doesn't go above 30% usage. I'm using an i5 750 (Stock) and a GTX 470 (Stock). I get around 30ish frames, and heavy firefights dip me down to about 18, this is with everything low at 1680x1050. My gpu fan won't even kick up, it stays on as if its idle. I then set everything to ultra and my gpu usage goes upto about 80%, but my fps stay at the same 18-30 range. I notice my CPU is always locked at 90%+. Am I CPU limited here or?

In other games I've tested, I usually have to set some medium to high settings. But my GPU always gets to about 80-90% usage. In BF3, its just not the case. It just seems that the graphics settings in BF3 aren't affecting my frames which is odd.
Edited by jasonjlx - 12/14/11 at 8:56am
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same case here with my other rig and my gtx 285, gpu usage is only 50%

ps. i have 99% gpu usage with my gtx 580
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Same here, after b2k my gpu's usage went from 99% to 70 - 85 % frown.gif
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