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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed
I think it is that GPU suage isn't sounding right - when my GPU spikes DOWN to 70-60% (very rarely) I get stuttering.
So you should try and sort out that GPU usage and get it to 90%+
Your FPS don't look good at all if you ask me. Average of 40-FPS is pretty darn low, for your card that seems capable of hitting more
Originally Posted by rickcooperjr
It is your CPU holding you back amd phenomII quad 965BE at 3.7ghz stock overclock the CPU to around 4ghz and you will see alot of the issues leave or lessen this game loves as many cores as you can throw at it and from my understanding future next gen games will also part of the move to more heavy multi threading on 4+ cores.
In heavy 64 player matches with alot of close quarters fighting the CPU load will increase drastically and so will the Vram usage on GPU this is due to loading of extra FX and particle processing aka bullet impacts , explosions and such.
I also want to point out also if you are running msaa turn it off it will eleviate alot of the CPU and VRAM load for you since you are using a plain quad.
In lame man terms the more CPU you got left for rendering and such the more FPS you will get and better GPU usage also if the CPU is heavily loaded on a quad the FPS and GPU usage will drop alot this is where more cores come in to spread that load out or simply overclock the snot out of your quad which is what I suggest otherwise plan for a upgrade for this next gen.
I have family and friends in the major game development companies EA / Activision / Infantry ward / blizzard / and many more and they all told me next gen will use easily 8+ cores from day 1 on release add to it multi threaded rendering which is the key to next gen performance.
I can say this also I have seen first hand some of next gens tech in use in next gen games that arent released or have barely been shown and let me tell you it rocks way different than past gens also key things are multi threadeed rendering and heavily multi threaded all around for 4+ cores and more over 8+ cores .
I believe a few here already have an Idea what I am playing with in testing since yesterday next gen it is and it is mind boggling compared to last gen definently people look into getting the next gen radeon x cards they are night and day to past gen dont let the specs fool you they are monsters way under rated according to specs.
I cant legally give exact info on what I am testing but be aware I mentioned it previuously before I had to sign NDA paper work about it.
I know its a major CPU bottleneck but I can't complain I got everything but the HD,PSU,GPU in the garbage that I'm using in Frank2.0 and was even able to OC the to 3.8 and the ram from 800 to 1066 for 24/7 use, I'd love to upgrade if I could but that means new CPU/mobo/Ram which is a min of 300ish, but its better then the Q6600 I was using before
with that I never went over 40% gpu usage when I first got my 7870xt! I could still max any game out, it would make non cpu intensive games run 60+, others would lag just as they would before, but just look pretty.
It was the same with bf3 I would have my min dips, it was about 30-35fps from 45-60+ regardless of being on low or ultra.
I know trying to have 30fps isn't much of a goal but I realize I have a CPU bottleneck, and when you've played mmos on a Q6600 with a 8400gs and your playing at 5-25fps and trudge through it for years, you learn to appreciate a steady 30fps and now thats all I want.
I'll go back and rebench msaa differences
Going to go back to win7 and see if the stuttering when dieing is there or not too.