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Low GPU utilization has been an issue with BF3 & SLI. How long ago did you have GPU use 99% in online multiplayer? The research that I have done on the issue I have found the SLI GPU use decreased down to @ 70% after one of the BF3 game updates and neither Nvidia or Dice has fixed the problem yet that i know of. Hopefully soon.
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Anyway, not getting 100% usage shouldnt really be an issue as long as you get enough FPS to sync with your moitor right? or are you playing an FPS and concerned of input lag?
He has a 120hz monitor.
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Depends on the game your playing, if its a game with FPS cap in place then naturally...your not gona see 100% GPU usage.
Try to use Nvidia Inspector to ensure that Vsyn is forced off, then see if you get 100% GPU usage.
Anyway, not getting 100% usage shouldnt really be an issue as long as you get enough FPS to sync with your moitor right? or are you playing an FPS and concerned of input lag?
Some games i always play with Vsync like JC2, GTA4,SC2.....and so on.
Also just out of curiosity, what clocks do your have your CPU at, is it fast enough to not bottlneck SLi GTX60?
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I can do this in Nvcpl??
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He has a 120hz monitor.
Whether hes got 60Hz, 75Hz or 120Hz makes no difference, lets say he was running with Vsync enabled and his in-game settings meant he could keep a constant Vsyn then 100% GPU usage would not be needed.
If he ran with Vsyn and no FPS cap and had no CPU bottlneck in the game he was running then yes...he should get 100% GPU usage.

You say something changed after a reccent patch and i dont play BF3 much at all, is it possible that there was an FPS cap for some reason?


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I can do this in Nvcpl??

No, but you can in Nvidia Inspector thumb.gif

Anyway OP try to roll back to 304.79 as i hear this brings better performance in BF3 than with 310.54.
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Whether hes got 60Hz, 75Hz or 120Hz makes no difference, lets say he was running with Vsync enabled and his in-game settings meant he could keep a constant Vsyn then 100% GPU usage would not be needed.
If he ran with Vsyn and no FPS cap and had no CPU bottlneck in the game he was running then yes...he should get 100% GPU usage.

What? doh.gif Of course it will matter what Hz monitor he has.

You stated:
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Anyway, not getting 100% usage shouldnt really be an issue as long as you get enough FPS to sync with your moitor right? or are you playing an FPS and concerned of input lag?

In BF3 @ 1920x1080 670 SLI @ 70%GPU utilization will give you sub 120FPS gameplay, but more than 60fps. If you have 60hz monitor of course it will not matter because you will be running above the refresh rate of the monitor with 670 SLI @ 70% utilization. BUT if you have a 120hz monitor you will want to have the highest GPU utilization possible to get an average framerate around 120fps to match the monitors refresh rate.
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Please read what i said again.
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getting 100% usage shouldnt really be an issue as long as you get enough FPS to sync with your moitor right?

Like i said .....if he did get enough FPS to Sync with his monitor....then he shouldnt let it bother him....unless of course he plays with Vysnc forced off to try and avoid any mouse/input lag tongue.gif
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I know with my 3930K @ 4.625Ghz and 2 MSI Lightnings, the GPUs show ~70% usage in AB but when I look on GPU-z, they are showing as 99% usage. Maybe just being reported wrongly?
    
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Actually the 600 series in BF3 especially multiplayer has no 99% usage in both cards, it stays between 50~70% most of the time. I already made a thread here and found no solution, thats it, I tried every kind of driver and the problem persists, I think (like a friend said) SLI and BF3 isn't as good as crossfirex in therms of GPU utilization, since my friend got 2x 7970 and says the usage keep 97~99% all the time and all maps rolleyes.gif

This isn't a only BF3 problem, Borderlands 2 and Crysis 2 also I can't have 99% usage in SLI.
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Actually the 600 series in BF3 especially multiplayer has no 99% usage in both cards, it stays between 50~70% most of the time. I already made a thread here and found no solution, thats it, I tried every kind of driver and the problem persists, I think (like a friend said) SLI and BF3 isn't as good as crossfirex in therms of GPU utilization, since my friend got 2x 7970 and says the usage keep 97~99% all the time and all maps rolleyes.gif
This isn't a only BF3 problem, Borderlands 2 and Crysis 2 also I can't have 99% usage in SLI.

not true dude, like i said it used to peg in the 90s range for me:

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