I have a GTX 480. And I see it at 99% in most games. None of the cores on my CPU ever hits 90% I would love a 7970 or even a Titan but both of those cards are out of my budget. I'm at a $300 limit, so I decided to go for a GTX 760
I got the card, and many times in games I've seen GPU usage as high as 90%
I'm using a ton of 2K textures mods with an ENB in Skyrim, and i get 30-40 fps outdoors which is fantastic. With my old GTX 480, I'd barely get 20.
It's an amazing card and I love it =) My next upgrade will be towards 2 SSDs for Skyrim and Battlefield, and another for my OS (whichever I choose to get when I get the new SSDs). After that I will think about a CPU/RAM upgrade, but right now I have no reason to. Thanks for the replies.
It's weird though, but people say i3-4130 will bottleneck gtx 760 slightly. And i5-760 is slower then 4th generation i3. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php and http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html . So i understand it like if people see written "4 core" - then you're fine. If it's written "2 core" - it will slightly bottleneck. Funny though but the answer is that i5-760 will bottleneck the gtx 760 on some games like bf4 mp probably.
ryanburnsred, have you tried play bf4 mp yet and check on the usage of both components ?