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Well just got done playing Left 4 Dead 2 and I noticed that my gpu usage never went over 60%. This is odd. Very, very odd. Is this a driver issue or is it because i'm running it at a low resolution (1024x768)?

I'm using 260.99 drivers.

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It's because of your resolution. Low resolutions are CPU bound.
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It's because of your resolution. Low resolutions are CPU bound.

Ok so once I got back to 1080p i'll see both better fps and more gpu usage?
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Ok so once I got back to 1080p i'll see both better fps and more gpu usage?

You may see more fps, but I doubt it. Chances are it'll stay the same as at 1024x768.

At low resolutions games don't offload to the GPUs as much because there isn't much to render being how small the textures are. When you raise the resolution the GPU gets more work, but it doesn't mean your FPS goes up or down.
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You may see more fps, but I doubt it. Chances are it'll stay the same as at 1024x768.

At low resolutions games don't offload to the GPUs as much because there isn't much to render being how small the textures are. When you raise the resolution the GPU gets more work, but it doesn't mean your FPS goes up or down.

Oh ok thanks you for your help.

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