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Is it bad if my GPU usage is low while gaming?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 13, 2013 3:32:23 PM

When playing Tomb Raider on my 6670 getting about 35fps frames but my GPU usage is only about %65 , then in big areas my frames go down but my usage only goes up ten percent. is this a bad thing?
a c 79 U Graphics card
May 13, 2013 3:38:05 PM

What's your CPU usage?

Most likely what's happening is you're getting bottlenecked.
May 13, 2013 3:39:08 PM

with a Athlon ii 640 3.2ghz? Doubt it
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a c 79 U Graphics card
May 13, 2013 3:40:16 PM

... Yeah. You're getting bottlenecked, dude. Tomb raider is rather CPU-heavy, and that Athlon isn't able to keep up. Just check your usage next time you play.
a c 499 U Graphics card
May 13, 2013 3:41:09 PM

Which game(s) and at what display resolution?

What is your CPU model and how much system memory do you have installed?
May 13, 2013 3:46:43 PM

Full system specs,
Athlon x4 ii 640 3.2ghz
4gb ddr3 1333mhz
Radeon 6670 GDDR5 ( soon to be 7770 )
500w psu ( crappy one came with a cheap case , concerned my pc isn't getting the juice it needs )
Win 8 64 bit
May 13, 2013 3:49:47 PM

Getting 40 fps in tomb raider on high settings, then boom , 25 fps in big building zones such as shanty town. ( I do understand others have had these issues and that these areas are quite CPU intensive )
a c 499 U Graphics card
May 13, 2013 4:58:27 PM

Lower resolutions tend to emphasize/exaggerate a CPU bottleneck.
May 15, 2013 1:24:25 PM

ill go for 1600x900
May 15, 2013 1:24:51 PM

sorry 1680x1050