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Do you get same FPS as ppl with 2 7970?
I checked 3 reviews with 670 SLI and all give different fps on 1920x1200 (I know you have 1080) with numbers from 100 to 160 FPS.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_670_SLI/6.html
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/geforce-gtx-670-sli_4.html#sect4
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_670_2_and_3way_sli_review,15.html

I think you need to focus on FPS, not GPU usage.
 
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what settings do you use in BF3?

wouldn't cranking up the AA to high levels increase GPU usage?
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Yes I have and 99% of the time my FPS is below 120fps and the usage is at 70%, so if there is 30% for each card to be used, why it doesn't use??! mad.gif

Ahhh ...Now I get it... That is frustrating...All settings maxed out? Try to change the AA mode in nvc to 'Enhance the application setting' 32x CSAA...
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Do you get same FPS as ppl with 2 7970?
I checked 3 reviews with 670 SLI and all give different fps on 1920x1200 (I know you have 1080) with numbers from 100 to 160 FPS.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_670_SLI/6.html
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/geforce-gtx-670-sli_4.html#sect4
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_670_2_and_3way_sli_review,15.html
I think you need to focus on FPS, not GPU usage.

The tests on the web were taken from campaign gameplay, in single player the usage is good, between 90~98% each, the problem is in the multiplayer, and the FPS is way low than my friend that got 2x 7970 in which keeps at 99% both usage

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what settings do you use in BF3?
wouldn't cranking up the AA to high levels increase GPU usage?

Tried that and nothing

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Originally Posted by eXXon View Post

Ahhh ...Now I get it... That is frustrating...All settings maxed out? Try to change the AA mode in nvc to 'Enhance the application setting' 32x CSAA...

Yeah, everything maxed out
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The tests on the web were taken from campaign gameplay, in single player the usage is good, between 90~98% each, the problem is in the multiplayer, and the FPS is way low than my friend that got 2x 7970 in which keeps at 99% both usaget

CPU limed again dude and maybe with a hint of driver issues, and it's well known that Nvidia cards takes more CPU cycles to be max out the cards compared to AMD.

That's why your friend's cards are at 99%
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Here is a screenshot I took in 64 player server full, look the GPU usage and CPU usage:
I see you playing on server with 156 ping. maybe it may affect gameplay as you mentioned that with more people on server will give you lower performance. Tru to find server with <50 ping and test it.
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I have a theory. What if the players whom you're connecting to are so bogging down their machines, that they are unable to adequately run the game. Therefore, your computer is slowing down to let them catch up.

I remember playing Dawn of War on my Alienware laptop and a friend had an old Inspiron that was running it too. When the map got loaded down with units and his CPU took a dump, my gameplay would get REALLY choppy and my CPU and GPU utilization would drop to 10% or so. Maybe that's also going on here in BF3?
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I see you playing on server with 156 ping. maybe it may affect gameplay as you mentioned that with more people on server will give you lower performance. Tru to find server with <50 ping and test it.

Already tried and ping doesn't affect frames per second rolleyes.gif

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I have a theory. What if the players whom you're connecting to are so bogging down their machines, that they are unable to adequately run the game. Therefore, your computer is slowing down to let them catch up.
I remember playing Dawn of War on my Alienware laptop and a friend had an old Inspiron that was running it too. When the map got loaded down with units and his CPU took a dump, my gameplay would get REALLY choppy and my CPU and GPU utilization would drop to 10% or so. Maybe that's also going on here in BF3?

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Looks like the only way to find what to do is swap our cards with your friend 7970 and see how it works.
 
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