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It's very unlikely that any single card will be BN'd to any significant degree by any decent quad at 3.8GHz as long as your gfx settings are reasonably high.

Two 560's though, I'd want to at least have an i5, personally. Not because the BN is going to be terrible with your current CPU but just cause if you're gonna spend that kinda money on GPU's, you really don't want to be feeling like you're being held back at all by CPU and platform ... and you would be, at least in certain scenarios, with that CPU and 2x560's.

And a point of fact: although it's often the case, there are definitely other reasons for lower than 99% gpu use besides CPU bottlenecking.
No GPU changes will likely fix it. If the game wants more from the CPU it won't make a difference which GPU he has. He will either have to live with it, make the switch to Intel or wait o a patch(if it's software). Some games just don't have the performance on what AMD processors currently offer. Also most games won't yield 99% gpu usage unless run on low-end cards.

OP your fps in one game to the next makes no difference. Dirt2 is extremely well optimized for the most part, and I wouldn't expect less from 3. Just because one games runs at something doesn't mean the next game will equal that. I'm willing to bet that someone with an iX would get better performance with the same card though.
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whatt? My gtx 460 by itself was amazing 6 months ago when I got it. and the 560 is a gtx 460 on steroids. In sli it's unbeatable, so if you can sli, then go for it.
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post #33 of 44
Jesus, if you're that picky about how many fps's you get, why did you even get the 560 in the first place? Didn't you do your research and see the reviews and benchmarks? I'm so sorry you only get average fps' that are higher than the refresh rate of your monitor...
    
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Just don't worry about it right now. Knowing the first Shift, it will need a few patches to stabilize. Wait on more impressions.
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aw since when 90 Fps isnt good enuff...
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Dude, most games these days are crappy console ports, so games aren't likely to get much more demanding for awhile. I mean, even people with 2-3 year old gpu's are still playing most new games that come out at high settings.

Buying expensive gpu's is pointless, only serves to increase the size of your e-peen.

IF a game comes out that maxes out your 560, then buy another one. Problem solved.
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Dude, most games these days are crappy console ports, so games aren't likely to get much more demanding for awhile. I mean, even people with 2-3 year old gpu's are still playing most new games that come out at high settings.

Buying expensive gpu's is pointless, only serves to increase the size of your e-peen.

IF a game comes out that maxes out your 560, then buy another one. Problem solved.
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I hate to ask, hehe but can you do it again.... This time under the monitoring tab can you select Framerate?

Then when you come out mouse over the lower gpu usage areas it will give you exact numbers for that time such as gpu load and fps.

I'm only asking because if your lowest fps are when the gpu usage is lowest then upgrading to more gpu power will probably only increase your average and max fps but leave your min the same as now.
here ya go.



and about the bottleneck. i have been considering a new cpu/mobo. but i guess ill wait on it all for now and just be happy with what i have. if i ever to make a move to a new cpu, itll probably be to the i7 2600k. i had a 1090t for a few days, wasnt impressed at all and returned it.



since im hearing both side, for and against the idea of the cpu being a bottleneck... is the basic idea that since the gpu is meant to go full force, if it drops down usage during a game, its because it backed off since the cpu couldnt keep up?
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post #39 of 44
There could be other causes, like driver issues, lack of ram, lack of hd space/speed. But generally speaking when you're getting lower fps as you are coupled with lower gpu usage I would assume you have a cpu bottleneck.

If raising the gpu clocks doesn't result in better frames then I'd say its your cpu, not your gpu thats holding it back.. Try lowering your gpu to 950 or so and seeing if there is any change in your min fps.

I could be wrong but yes it does seem as though your cpu is holding back your 560, though at this point its not by a lot. Upgrading to a higher end video card probably isn't a good idea at this point, nor would SLI be.

Upgrading your cpu will bring up your frames, after you get a better chip get another video card (when and if you feel the need to).


I could be totally wrong though
    
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To me it looks like your GPU isn't being fed enough. My usage is straight 100% across or goes up and down maybe 10-15% max. your card overclocked at 1026 is close to or even faster than a 570.
 
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