Originally Posted by dockyfr
I have the same problem. I had a geforce 460, it was used at 99%
Now with a 7870 card sometimes drops even at 44% and rarely exceeds 90% (I tested on CSS, Aion, F1 2011, Skyrim, wow ...)
4.4Ghz i5 2500k
Tested on Afterburner and gpu-z
Man, glad to see I'm not the only one, but this sucks!
Can you tell me if you have the Sapphire edition?
Post a pic of your GPU-Z, to see the BIOS version, please.
Here's mine:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Originally Posted by Mattb2e
Originally Posted by xutnubu
Originally Posted by Farih
Still could be a CPU bottleneck.
OC the CPU higher and see if GPU usage goes up aswell, or downclock and see if GPU usage goes down aswell.
Other thing could be Power Play.
OC'd it to 4GHz, nothing. Power tune to 20%, nothing.
I don't know what's going on. I installed the 12.4 beta drivers but it changed nothing.
I even downclocked the 7870 to 500/600 and still... Worst case is Bad Company 2 multiplayer where I'm at 65% gpu load, 50fps average.
I also tried Witcher 2, Crysis 1 and 2, Metro 2033, BF3. All these are no so bad, as they rearly drop from 90%. But they do drop to the 80s%.
Put back my old 6850 and works perfectly. 99% usage all the time.
My CPU load in single player games is about 40-50%, I really doubt this is bottlenecking.
I would appreciate if someone tells me how much gpu usage and fps are you getting in BC2 and Skyrim, or any of the other games I'm testing.
1.)What is your CPU usage at in said games?
2.)What are your in game settings, and associated FPS(per title)?
In the single player mode of those games, usage is usually at 40-50%. In Bad Company 2 is like 80%. Battlefield 3 is 70-80%.
I think this is clearly not a CPU problem, as the guy above has the same problem and he's running an i5 2500K @ 4.4GHz.
Now, my framerate:
I'm playing in 1080p.
BC2: 45-50FPS (all maxed)
BF3: Ultra preset 4xAA, 40-50FPS
The Witcher 2: 50FPS (maxed, except Uber Sampling)
Crysis 1: maxed, 4xAA, 35-45FPS
Crysis 2, Extreme, HD text pack, DX11, 50-65FPS.