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My previous 2 Radeons (6850, 6950 2GB) kept a much steadier load rate than my 460. I'm just wondering whether there are ways to keep it at a better rate or whether it's just a CPU matter.

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Turn off v-sync?
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My previous 2 Radeons (6850, 6950 2GB) kept a much steadier load rate than my 460. I'm just wondering whether there are ways to keep it at a better rate or whether it's just a CPU matter.

Thanks

EDIT:
CPU is a B55 @ 3617Mhz
Do you mean it goes from like 96% to 100% back and forth or it is at like 70% all the time?
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Do you mean it goes from like 96% to 100% back and forth or it is at like 70% all the time?
Also, what games are you playing?
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Knowing the resolution you're running at would help as well, especially since your entire pc sig says CAKE.
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Are you sure you're comparing same games, same settings, no v-sync, etc?

Some tests which should for sure max out the graphics card usage are: Heaven or Sanctuary bench, 3dMark11, Just Cause 2, Crysis/WH, Metro, Vantage High/Extreme, Call of Pripyat ... I'm assuming of course that settings would be cranked high enough to give your card a good challenge, and no v-sync of course.

Telling us what games/settings you're having issues with would be helpful. There's no simple 'blanket' type answer here aside from turn off v-sync and put the settings higher.

Another thing too is that if you had morphological AA forced in the CCC with your Radeon cards, if I'm not mistaken that works on damn near every game ... might've been increasing the load on every game you played and nV has no equivalent so you're not comparing apples/apples.
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what drivers are you using? and cake doesn't help AT ALL
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I'm thinking it's a lie ...
    
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Turn off v-sync?
x2

OFF you will have always 100% of usage

ON your gpu will use the power it needs to get 60fps or 120.
Edited by dr.noob - 4/21/11 at 10:30am
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You know, there's a reason your signature contains the components in your computer. It helps the rest of us help you when you have a question.

Two things might be the problem: 1) You have V-sync on (wait for vertical sync), 2) your CPU is not fast enough and is bottlenecking your GPU.
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