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post #1 of 25
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i was playing black ops with my new gtx 560 ti and i was very disapointed with the gameplay. my fps was never constant and always falling below 10. its basically im possible to play. when i tried to figure out the problem i realized my 560 was only 15-20% underload while running black ops. then i tried this on other games and it seems that on every game i have played my 560 has never used its full power. the only program where i was able to max out my gpu was furmark. in games i got more consistant performance on my old gt 240

if anybody has and suggestions or answers i would love to hear them.
post #2 of 25
Maybe posting what system hardware you're running would help us, help you.
http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem
post #3 of 25
Fill out your specs by going here, http://www.overclock.net/specs.php

lol, pwnt. beat me to it.
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post #4 of 25
What drivers are you using?

Also, run heaven benchmark and show us the FPS.

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cpu? mobo? RAM?
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Your CPU is probably bottle-necking your graphics card.
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post #7 of 25
Along with filling in your system specs, which is critical, knowing the res/settings etc you're playing at would also be helpful.

I assume you mean online/multiplayer since that's what most people are interested in ... how does it do in single-player?


Some other things to try are: Unigine Heaven bench (max it out) and 3dMark11. Either of these two should tap out your gpu usage very nicely

If you switched from previously having an AMD/ATI card installed, did you use driver sweeper or the like to clean out the Catalyst drivers?

Welcome to OCN btw
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post #8 of 25
didn't black ops have a problem with that terrible performance and that's why there's like 6 patches for it? I know black ops wasn't playable for me until i installed all patches.
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im new here have no idea what im doing but my pc has this exact same problem any ideas?
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post #10 of 25
What CPU do you have? Most likely you need to upgrade your CPU. I have the same problem too, so I'm saving up.
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