Originally Posted by MrHankyBoy
Clearly you don't know that games aren't all completely optimized so they don't always use 100% of your gpu. Lets say for instance Planetside 2, it is a horribly optimized game that utilizes your cpu more than the gpu so your fps while playing is not that great. I know this because on my PC I have a better gpu than you but I can only get maybe 30-45 fps while playing max. But people who have 2600K 3770k's are getting better fps than me. So yes it is normal for a gpu to not run at 100% all the time. Also if you really have an issue with the temperature then download either evga precision or msi afterburner and crank up the fan speed.
I'm having this issue on almost all games that are demanding, it's clear that it can't be all games are horribly optimized..
And the GPU usage barely reaches 99% in NFSMW 2012, giving me like FPS around 40's most of the time in such a pathetic resolution, it can reach 90%+ usage sometimes which gives me silky smooth 60FPS. Also, in Crysis 1 the game can stay at 99% but it keeps dropping to 70% or 80% then goes back up, which is really annoying in combat because the FPS can drop to around 20 fps or even less. The FPS drops and the pausing occurs in other games too, for instance Battlefield bad company 2.Edited by Skorpian - 12/11/12 at 9:19am