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How is the GPU usage in Battlefield 3 multiplayer for 2x 7970?

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Hey guys, I have two 670 but the GPU usage in Battlefield 3 multiplayer is very poor, it never stays above 80% for each card. And if I play in servers with more people in it, it is even less than 70%. So I want to know if the people with 7970 have the same problem as me.

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What size/amount of monitors are you using?

I run a single 7970 on my 2560x1440 and i am at 99% the whole time....
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What size/amount of monitors are you using?
I run a single 7970 on my 2560x1440 and i am at 99% the whole time....

I have a 1920x1080p monitor, with one 670 the usage stays 97~99% all the time, but with SLI enabled, especially in MP, I get only 60~70% usage for each card mad.gif
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I have a 1920x1080p monitor, with one 670 the usage stays 97~99% all the time, but with SLI enabled, especially in MP, I get only 60~70% usage for each card mad.gif

CPU Usage? BF3 is absurdly CPU hungry.
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CPU Usage? BF3 is absurdly CPU hungry.

This, and is Vsync on? What FPS are you getting?
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I have a 1920x1080p monitor, with one 670 the usage stays 97~99% all the time, but with SLI enabled, especially in MP, I get only 60~70% usage for each card mad.gif

See, when i had two 670's, i would only get 60-70% too... i think its because it doesnt need all of that to run?
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This, and is Vsync on? What FPS are you getting?

I have an i7 2600k at 4.5Ghz, FPS are in the middle 80~130fps. Vsync always off.
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See, when i had two 670's, i would only get 60-70% too... i think its because it doesnt need all of that to run?

Nope, there are some times my FPS goes really down (65~70fps) and it does need to be 99% each one to mantain the max FPS I can get, like one 670 that stays 99% all the time...I bought 2 670 to get at least 90% more performance. I'm asking to people with 7970 check their GPU usage also thumb.gif
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Sounds like you might be getting bottle necked by your cpu.

What cpu do you have?
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I have an i7 2600k at 4.5Ghz, FPS are in the middle 80~130fps. Vsync always off.
Nope, there are some times my FPS goes really down (65~70fps) and it does need to be 99% each one to mantain the max FPS I can get, like one 670 that stays 99% all the time...I bought 2 670 to get at least 90% more performance. I'm asking to people with 7970 check their GPU usage also thumb.gif

hmmm interesting, how big of a server are you playing on? an i7 even @ 4.5GHz should be plenty. But what is your actual CPU usage?
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Sounds like you might be getting bottle necked by your cpu.
What cpu do you have?
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