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When playing any kind of games, on highest setting I won't get great FPS, sometimes as low as the 20's and there is no kind of vertical sync on. I check my EVGA Precision and it says GPU usage hovers around 43-48%, never passing 50%. Is this normal for it to do this? Why isn't it using 100% usage?

I'm not even sure if anything is wrong at all, just doesn't look right to me. Any answers?
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Are you forcing AA & AF trough driver itself (via nVidia Control Panel) as it would have a significant performance hit..

Set AA & AF in Control panel as Application controlled..

And what resolution are you using??

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Are you forcing AA & AF trough driver itself (via nVidia Control Panel) as it would have a significant performance hit..

Set AA & AF in Control panel as Application controlled..

And what resolution are you using??

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But even then, I don't think he should be getting 20s unless he's playing at an extremely high resolution with two monitors...
 
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I play at a 1920x1200 resolution. When playing games on the lowest settings, i'll get really good FPS but my GPU usage still wont pass 50%. Also, no AA or AF through the panel, all disabled through the drivers.
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I play at a 1920x1200 resolution. When playing games on the lowest settings, i'll get really good FPS but my GPU usage still wont pass 50%. Also, no AA or AF through the panel, all disabled through the drivers.
What's your GPU usage when you play games on highest settings??

And what games are we talking about?

Also when you say: "Also, no AA or AF through the panel, all disabled through the drivers." are AA & AF set as Application controlled becouse that's what you need to set it at and not to set it @ Off..

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What's your GPU usage when you play games on highest settings??
Same.

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And what games are we talking about?
World of Warcraft and Counter Strike: Source.

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Also when you say: "Also, no AA or AF through the panel, all disabled through the drivers." are AA & AF set as Application controlled becouse that's what you need to set it at and not to set it @ Off..
No, it was set to off but I'll set it to application controlled now and post results
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Same.



World of Warcraft and Counter Strike: Source.



No, it was set to off but I'll set it to application controlled now and post results
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Neither the sources engine nor WOW needs the amount of power a GTX580 can provide, moreover, both are CPU limited.
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Yep. That's a CPU bottleneck with those games.
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I changed the driver control panel to application control AA and AF, it helped my FPS a decent amount. As for them being CPU bottlenecked games, that's what I was afraid of.

So to confirm it, my GPU isn't really passing 50% usage due to the CPU bottlenecking it, correct?
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