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yea his cpu is probs bottlenecking it because my i5 is bottlenecking my 560 (see the gpu use jumping up n down alot
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How about waiting for Dirt 3 to release before jumping to conclusions?
This.

DiRT 2 ran very well for how good it looked, I'd expect DiRT 3 to run around the same and look pretty much the same too.
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post #13 of 44
there's no way dirt 3 will be that demanding

also a gtx 560 for a week? starting to think i am the only one that looks at benchmarks before i buy a gpu so i know what to expect.
Edited by Dom-inator - 3/29/11 at 4:05am
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OP can you run MSI Afterburner and detach the monitoring screen, make it take up about half your main screen or all of a side screen? Go into settings and change polling (under monitoring tab) to around 1000ms, then load up your game and play around for 5-10 minutes, close it out and print screen your desktop showing the hadware monitor from Afterburner.
    
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you guys really think my cpu is bottlenecking? is a quad@3.7ghz not enough these days?


and, yes, i am assuming about dirt3. but considering dirt2 ran at 90fps(70 with dx11) and now im playing shift 2 at only 60fps... i can only assume that dirt 3 at max settings +dx11 will be pretty heavy on the gpu.


and my 560 is already oc'd quite a bit.

btw, if i do get another 560, what is a good psu wattage to have?
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OP can you run MSI Afterburner and detach the monitoring screen, make it take up about half your main screen or all of a side screen? Go into settings and change polling (under monitoring tab) to around 1000ms, then load up your game and play around for 5-10 minutes, close it out and print screen your desktop showing the hadware monitor from Afterburner.
ill try that. brb. thanks.
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Only way to know for sure if for you to do what I requested, other than that we'll just be guessing. Hate to send you out for SLI or a 580 only to find out it was your cpu.
    
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LOL love how people think that a CPU will bottleneck a 560. I have quad SLI and I can load them to 90% apice easy. Its all dependant on how the game is coded.
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is that too much fluctuation?




my cpu was never at 100% usage.
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Probably because the game isn't coded to take advantage of 4 cores.

Do your lowest fps correspond to the lower gpu usage?
    
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