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you really don't need to upgrade your system it is good as it is, going from 1366 to 1155 .. no point.. i won't be going sandybridge instead getting a i7 980x.. got it for 400 pounds so couldn't say no
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then more cpu power is not needed...

Are you seeing 99% on your GPU usage is games??
No. In CF the usage is around 90 on one and 70 on the other with mostly 60fps all the time. I cannot find bfcb2 at all. Is there something else i can test usage on to report back?
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This was my usage suring test 3 of 3dmark11 extreme all sliders max out. Is my CPU usage bad?
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see next attachment. This is same settings again but on the combined test
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With 3Dmark your gpu limited, the test uses very little cpu...

06 was the last to really test the cpu as a "3D" benchmark should not involve much cpu...


Your best bet to check is to do like I did, use ctrl+alt+del and open task manager, go to the "performance tab" and leave it open on the screen. Then play a few games and ALT+TAB out of then periodically...

Here are my results...

3DMark, very GPU dependant:



GRID Only uses 4 cores, and just barely 50%



DIRT_2 same as Grid, prolly the same game engine tho....



Crysis 2 is just plain fail for a 2011 game:




All tests run my GPU to 99% constant


So try that with a few games, see what kind of cpu activity you see as well as gpu..

High CPU % + Low GPU % = CPU bottleneck
High GPU % + Low CPU % = GPU Bottleneck or the game just cant push your hardware


IMO you should wait to upgrade as your not going to see a big difference going from a 920 to a 2600k
Edited by 10acjed - 4/24/11 at 7:58am
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With 3Dmark your gpu limited, the test uses very little cpu...

06 was the last to really test the cpu as a "3D" benchmark should not involve much cpu...


Your best bet to check is to do like I did, use ctrl+alt+del and open task manager, go to the "performance tab" and leave it open on the screen. Then play a few games and ALT+TAB out of then periodically...

Here are my results...

3DMark, very GPU dependant:



GRID Only uses 4 cores, and just barely 50%



DIRT_2 same as Grid, prolly the same game engine tho....



Crysis 2 is just plain fail for a 2011 game:




All tests run my GPU to 99% constant


So try that with a few games, see what kind of cpu activity you see as well as gpu..

High CPU % + Low GPU % = CPU bottleneck
High GPU % + Low CPU % = GPU Bottleneck or the game just cant push your hardware


IMO you should wait to upgrade as your not going to see a big difference going from a 920 to a 2600k
In grid 4 you said it's using barly 50 percent? On some of them cores it's almost at the top of the graph? That's surely 90 usage or 85 min?
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In grid 4 you said it's using barly 50 percent? On some of them cores it's almost at the top of the graph? That's surely 90 usage or 85 min?
Total CPU I look at, 8 threads, 4 of which are at 0 make it 50% if the other 4 are at 100%...

Its not coded to run on more than 4 cores, it pushes core 1 to about 75%, the others are around 50%. The HT is not even used.

The GPU however is pegged at 100%. So adding a faster cpu, more cores/threads etc is pointless in games if I dont upgrade my card to at least a 580 or add a second 470...

Your seeing 70% on one gpu and 90% on the other, chances are your cpu is pushing them just fine. If you really need to change cpu's you could, but aside from a few benchmarks I doubt you will even realize you did it...

I would say try pushing that 920 a bit more, you can do 4.0 @ 1.22v, I would have to guess 4.2 - 4.3 is well within reach...

Use your $ for a higher res monitor, 1920x1080 is really the basic for a 6970 CF setup...
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Well i've just managed 4.2Ghz with HT
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