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Is my CPU bottlenecking my GPU?

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  • Battlefield
  • CPUs
  • Games
  • Graphics
  • GPUs
  • Bottleneck
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February 25, 2014 12:50:53 AM

Hello everyone.

I recently bought a new GPU, and every game runs fine at 1080p, besides Battlefield 3.

My specs are:

Intel Core i3 3240 @ 3.40GHz
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM
6.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz
Motherboard
PEGATRON CORPORATION 2AD5 (SOCKET 0)
Graphics
VE228 (1920x1080@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (Gigabyte)

Are any of these parts bottlenecking my GPU?

In Bf3, It is fine at 1080p ultra, until I go into Multiplayer with 64 people, whenever I look at all the other players it drops to about 45 - 50 fps.

I also checked the usage on Task manager, and when I play, my CPU usage is at about 90- 95%

Thankyou all for your help! :) 

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February 25, 2014 1:06:41 AM

Battlefield 3 uses 4 cores for maximum performance. Since your CPU only has 2 cores, I would say your CPU is bottlenecking you in that game specifically.
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February 25, 2014 1:41:38 AM

I Second CptZaphodB

Also try Vsync on/off
Make sure Triple buffering is on
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February 25, 2014 1:51:03 AM

Thank you very much for your solutions!
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