Originally Posted by De-Zant
Totally not related dude. That's because your CPU is going way ahead of the GPU... Your CPU is restraining performance because your GPU can't keep up. Put a tri SLI GTX 580 there, and remove vsync, and CPU will be 100% at any resolution
That doesn't make any sense either. If the CPU is so fast, wouldn't it retain that amount of load regardless of the resolution? If its restraining itself at a high resolution there's no reason it shouldn't at a lower resolution. The entire purpose of higher resolutions is to ensure that the GPU has more work to do. By your logic throwing in Tri SLi GTX 580s at 1024x768 is optimal and should be done by everyone but yet people insist on higher resolutions because of how they utilize the GPU more than the CPU.
It's also why at lower resolutions you can have a major CPU bottleneck because the GPU has little work to do and most of the work falls on the CPU.Edited by LethalRise750 - 3/27/11 at 3:56pm