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I have GTX 680 SLI and I just did a driver sweep and installed the latest 306.23 drivers from nvidia. My gpus run at 50% or less on Borderlands 2, 750MHz each or less... Why is this? Battlefield 3 runs fine @ 95-99% usage

(this was happening even before driver sweep)
 
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disable SLI for BL2 and use your second 680 as physx, I did this with my 480s and it ran beautifully, had the exact same problem you did.
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everytime i purposely disable SLI it feels like im committing a mortal sin against humanity.... is there a different way??
 
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post #5 of 17
Not that anyone has found, besides, one 680 will still easily max BL2, hell my friend says he maxxed it without physx on a 5770
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post #6 of 17
My 680's in SLI do the exact same thing. They're way overkill for Borderlands 2. When I'm not in an intense situation they sit at about 20-30%. When it gets intense and PhysX starts to fire up the sit anywhere in between 50-70%.

Using 306.23, this driver included the optimization and SLI profiles for borderlands 2. That's probably why the usage drops.
Edited by RB Snake - 10/5/12 at 9:52pm
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BL2 just needs a patch that fixes SLI scaling
 
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post #8 of 17
Actually that is high for an SLI setup. I have a single 680 and it runs in the 50's. You said you recently updated your driver did u remember to put the cards back in SLI in the nvidia control panel? With what you stated about BF3 it sounds like you are running on a single 680. Remember every time you install a new driver Nvidia default is single card install not SLI. Hope this helps.
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Yeah I have the same problem, I had fps drops to 25fps one time and the GPU usage was like 20% for each one...
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post #10 of 17
You can try lowering the PhysX detail or set one card as a dedicated PhysX processor. (Or get another dedicated PhysX processor)
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