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Games today do require a decent CPU if you want to have physics turned all the way up, such as with FEAR. Even BF2 puts my CPU at 60%.
yes, but a game is either limited by vSync, your CPU or your GFX card, in your case you've got a 1337 CPU and a mid-range GFX card, the CPU will always be waiting for the GFX card to catch up.

On my PC BF2 gives me 100% cpu usage, even with 4xAA, full details, 1680*1050
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yes, but a game is either limited by vSync, your CPU or your GFX card, in your case you've got a 1337 CPU and a mid-range GFX card, the CPU will always be waiting for the GFX card to catch up.

On my PC BF2 gives me 100% cpu usage, even with 4xAA, full details, 1680*1050
This was the case when I had my X1900XTX, too. I always cap my framerate in games to prevent the GPU from working so hard, which reduces noise.

renderer.drawfps 1
game.lockfps 40

(My usual BF2 framerate commands for my current card.)
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why cap it at 40? cap it at 60 - you WILL see better at 60, and chances are your display is locked to 60 Hz anyway

i only lock it because it doesn't gain me anything if the frames never appear on screen - with water cooling noise and temps aren't an issue, on my GFX card at least....

Why did you get rid of a X1900XTX?
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why cap it at 40? cap it at 60 - you WILL see better at 60, and chances are your display is locked to 60 Hz anyway

i only lock it because it doesn't gain me anything if the frames never appear on screen - with water cooling noise and temps aren't an issue, on my GFX card at least....

Why did you get rid of a X1900XTX?
I didn't get rid of it, it died.

I cap the framerate at 40 because it will never dip below 40 so the framerate will always be constant and thus I will not get affected by it. I don't use water, I use air, so noise is an issue, and I'd rather my GPU not have to work hard anyway as it preserves its lifespan. I'm not sure what happened with my X1900XTX...

I don't like to use vsync because it doesn't work well with all games, and if I can have a lower framerate and still play fine then we come back to the GPU doing less work, which is a bonus in my opinion.
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what do you mean? i would rather it variate from 40 to 60 than stay at 40 constantly
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what do you mean? i would rather it variate from 40 to 60 than stay at 40 constantly
The human eye can (or at least mine can) notice a difference of 20 frames per second, particularly if we are talking about a 33% drop in framerate. If you have a level with varying polygon complexities, the framerate can jump significantly at one time, and this is a distraction. Putting the framerate at a constant value eliminates this problem.
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As the others said the CPU basically feeds the GPU the information it requires, deals with physics, and AI.

As of now CPUs don't directly assist in the GFX department, but there are plans to have CPUs that do the same or similar work to a GFX card...
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