Originally Posted by ADragg
Thanks for all the details, that's what I was hoping to see. I still need to see what my numbers are but everything is flawless most games. Is that a good thing that it's using your entire CPU? I would think that would be bad and generate a lot of heat and potentially indicate that your performance is maxing out and being limited by your CPU, but I'm not an expert in any way, shape, or form. More of a newb, if anything. I'm using a slightly overclocked i7 4770k. I wonder if it's using 100 percent of mine. Does FRAPS tell you the CPU usage or are you monitoring usage from somewhere else?
In the tutorial above, I think he mentions a way to get less of the responsibility off the CPU and more on the GPU. But it seems like you're happy with the fact it's using 100 percent of your CPU and only 50 of the SLI GPU's. I don't understand why Windows 8 would make gaming so much better and I've never used it but have always heard bad things so I wonder if it's worth the switch if I can run the game on all of the highest settings and get at least 60hz at all times (which is all my monitor can do anyway). I don't know what benefit Win 8 might give me.
Many people with varying brands and CPU speeds are experiencing 100% usage in this BETA. The game developer is aware of the issue, and is supposedly working on some optimizations.
To monitor your CPU usage you can check hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and tab over to the performance tab in task manager. This will display your CPU cores and usage. You can also download a program called MSI Afterburner. The latest edition, BETA 15 allows you to monitor everything from GPU and CPU temperatures and usage.
The reason this game runs better in Windows 8 is likely due to the fact that Windows 8 uses DirectX 11.1, while Windows 7 does not. I’m not exactly sure; perhaps someone with more knowledge on the matter will chime in.
If you are already getting a steady 60 frames per second then there would be no reason for you to switch to Windows 8. I on the other hand run a 144 Hz monitor so I need every frame I can get.