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I loves BC2, damn fine game. Though, I've seconded it to Project Reality. Anyways, after reading on the forum about low GPU usage during BC2 play I decided to use EVGA Precision and check my machines stats. I don't know if this is normal, or if my CPU is bottlenecking or if I need to modify my game or GPU to use more GPU while playing BC2. here's a bit my rig while in BC2 over 20 minutes.

I don't really know what micro-stuttering is, whether it happens randomly, or if it is something that is continues and easily identifiable. Otherwise, my screen does not seem jitter/stutter, but once in a while I get what feels like a lag spike, twitching or rubber-banding; but nothing seems to be on a constant stutter/twitch.

EVGA GTX275SC,675/1458/1224. Driver 260.99
  • CPU is 80% to 100% during play on both cores
  • System memory usage is 1.65GB during play
  • High of 64%, Low of 38% GPU Usage
  • Using 442MB of memory during play
  • Frame rate High of 117, frame rate Low of 30, No Vsync
  • AAx4
  • AFx8
  • HSAO/HBAO, Bloom = off
  • Effects=medium, Soldiers=high, Vehicles=high, Overgrowth=medium, Undergrowth=medium, StaticObjects=medium, Terrain=medium, Shadows=low, Water=medium, MainQuality=custom, Texture=medium, DxVersion=10, Detail=high, RenderAheadLimit=2, Fov=84
  • Width=1440, Height=900, Fullscreen=true, RefreshRate=74.984001
  • Sound Quality=Low

Based on what information I've provided, does it look like my CPU and/or GPU is bottle-necking the system? Is there any un-necessary services I could turn off to bring up performance? I've disabled services based on Black Viper's site W7x64 service configurations. So a lot of services I don't need or use have already been disabled.


EDIT: Then I found this. So I guess I know what the problem is now... Need a Quad core!

EDIT2: $350 for a Q9550S... Sigh! ... Wait, why is the Q9650 cheaper then the slower Q9550S? Should I look for a Q9450? I really don't want to shell out $500 to build a new system though, because I believe the 775 socket has some years left in it!

EDIT3: Well, looking at the cost of the i5-760 to the Q9550. Q9550 is $150 more then the i5-760. The i5-760 scores a higher Passmark then the Q9550 at 4,369(q9550 @ 2.83GHz)/4,541(i5-760 @ 2.8GHz) at stock clocks. So I guess at that cost, building a i5-760 rig would be the thing to do, instead of sinking $350 for the Q9550, which would be the cost of a i5-760 and a Mobo!

EDIT4: What... The q9400 is still around $270... Then I found out the Q9550 has gone up $90 since release. That seems a bit backwards to me?


Thanks for reading. Please reply if you have any info that might help,
Mark-
Edited by PDXMark - 1/19/11 at 10:16am
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BC2 loves quad cores, saying that on my rig GPU usage is only about 70% at most but I'm still getting over 60fps (unless lots of things go boom at once) on 1080p.
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