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is this GPU usage normal? I cant seem to get my 7970 to run 99%

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Not sure if this is normal but in BF3 Ultra with 2xaa it runs smooth as butter but my GPU usage looks off. I have disabled ULPS & Core Parking. the LLC in Bios is set on 3 which was set on 5 for BIOS default. Running Heaven does show my GPU pinged at 99%. Power in windows 7 is on High Performance. Yes my card is stock.

 

Running 12.8 with latest caps. I do notice some texture flickering in BF3 with 12.8s so I may roll back to 12.6

 

 

Single Player

 

 

Multiplayer


Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 9/3/12 at 7:16am
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If you do not have VSync enabled i think your CPU doesnt have the power to push your GPU to 100% all the time
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try crysis 2 with high res textures, thats all rendered real time or metro 2033, either of these will work the gpu hard!
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I wouldn't get worked up over it. If you want it pegged at more usage, up the AA to a level that requires the card to be pushed.

If it's smooth for you, why worry about it?
    
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Ahh ok I was just wondering if its normal. I know a few people who are seeing 99% at all times in BF3 with single 7970s. I do know that 12.8 is causing texture flickering issues in BF3 especially with windows. im rolling back to 12.7 beta

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yeah as said above the GPU usage cannot be a constant 100 or 99 unless you run a power virus like Furmark . In Heaven the camera is constantly moving and the scenes are changing continuously so the usage will be high. normal apps behave normally with GPU usage fluctuating. If you want to load the gpu more push aa to 4x in BF3. check with crysis 2 or metro 2033 if you have doubts.
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Ahh ok I was just wondering if its normal. I know a few people who are seeing 99% at all times in BF3 with single 7970s. I do know that 12.8 is causing texture flickering issues in BF3 especially with windows. im rolling back to 12.7 beta

yeah try 12.7 beta. and if problems persist 12.6 whql.
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Yea that's normal. If you want to see 100% load try BOINC or some form of stress test. I would say BOINC as you will be doing something useful at the same time...
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