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post #11 of 17
470s should definitely be pulling higher on BC2. Could be CPU bottleneck.

I had 470s a while back and even the 460s that I have now on a 1680x1050 display are at high usage.

The game is designed to almost take as much power as you can throw at it.
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Yeah, but I'm playing at a higher res with a lot more AA, and I'm also using a 6 core instead of a quad. My CPU usage barely touches 60-70% in BC2.
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Yeah, but I'm playing at a higher res with a lot more AA, and I'm also using a 6 core instead of a quad. My CPU usage barely touches 60-70% in BC2.
I was at 1920 by 1200 with a pair of 470s w/ a Q9550 @ 4.0 max settings originally.

Now I run 460s at the lower resolution.

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+1 for not enough cpu power.

Have a look in this thread
My results were not as extreme as this, but I have seen similar results.
    
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Yeah, but I'm playing at a higher res with a lot more AA, and I'm also using a 6 core instead of a quad. My CPU usage barely touches 60-70% in BC2.

Wow Lol.. I'm at a good 25-40% on my i7 at 4.8 especially when a building or vehicle blows up.
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Your CPU is slightly bottlenecking but don't worry.. This way you don't have to OC, your temps stay in check and you have more HP for games to come as they always become more GPU heavy first that CPU heavy.
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BC2 @ stock: http://screensnapr.com/v/FtmQAv.png

Good enough for me. I appreciate the help everyone who contributed, thanks! As Cryptedvick said, newer games will be more GPU-orientated anyways so I'm not worried.
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post #17 of 17
Another +1 for: it's the CPU. 6 cores is irrelevant because almost no games use > 4. Most only use one or two in fact. Crysis, BFBC2, and COD:BO all require a good bit of CPU power. Heaven and Metro much less so. If you got an OC'd i7 your gpu usage (and fps) would go up in these CPU-intensive situations. Also BFBC2 is pretty 'famous' for low GPU-usage issues ... there's a sticky at the top of the nV forum about it
    
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