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Does my CPU bottlenecks my GTX760?

I have a GTX 760 2GB as well and a Athom Phenom II x6 1035T 2.6GHZ. In need for speed rivals and most wanted (2012) I get huge frame drops (Only Rivals is a headache sometimes in this sense). Does this CPU bottlenecks my GPU?
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    Check your CPU and GPU Load percentages for an exact answer. If your CPU is sitting at 100% constantly while gaming then the answer is yes, your CPU is bottle-necking the GPU.
  2. Thanks for the quick answer! I´ll check it out and post results.
  3. I just checked it, and no, cpu usage with Need for Speed Rivals is up to 50% when I get the frame drops? Could RAM have something to do with it? I have 4gb
  4. It's possible. Are you getting frame drops at random intervals or do they occur on heavy graphic scenes? Are you running everything on max or do you have you graphics optimized for your card? What FPS are you getting and what does it drop down to and for how long. Are there any other concerns other than FPS/Graphical lag such as screen tearing or artifacts? Do both games do this and have you played other games with the same issue?
  5. Illumynization said:
    It's possible. Are you getting frame drops at random intervals or do they occur on heavy graphic scenes? Are you running everything on max or do you have you graphics optimized for your card? What FPS are you getting and what does it drop down to and for how long. Are there any other concerns other than FPS/Graphical lag such as screen tearing or artifacts? Do both games do this and have you played other games with the same issue?

    Heavy graphic scenes. Everything maxed out. FPS on Need for Speed rivals even though it's capped at 30 in some places I get less than 20fps. And frames drop in other games too when I look at certain places as long as I stare at them. No tearing or artifacts.
  6. Rivals does say that 4GB RAM is the minimum, 6GB for GD adjusted and 8GB recommended. List is here and here.

    It also calls for a GTX 660 or higher which you have. I can't seem to find any good benchmarks for a 760 running need for speed to compare against.

    I would say its the RAM but I am not 100% positive that the 760 is able to run everything on highest settings with out lag on intense scenes, I could be mistaken though. That 30 FPS cap seems to be a real pain.

    Since it says 4GB is the minimum RAM you can kinda assume it also means its for running the lowest settings. You should go for 8GB since its currently the sweet spot for all games right now.
  7. Illumynization said:
    Rivals does say that 4GB RAM is the minimum, 6GB for GD adjusted and 8GB recommended. List is here and here.

    It also calls for a GTX 660 or higher which you have. I can't seem to find any good benchmarks for a 760 running need for speed to compare against.

    I would say its the RAM but I am not 100% positive that the 760 is able to run everything on highest settings with out lag on intense scenes, I could be mistaken though. That 30 FPS cap seems to be a real pain.

    Since it says 4GB is the minimum RAM you can kinda assume it also means its for running the lowest settings. You should go for 8GB since its currently the sweet spot for all games right now.


    You might be right about the RAM. While I was playing Crysis 3 I noticed that I had some frame drops as the level was loading ( you know, creating itself) then it went back to normal. But I'm not sure if this is specifically a RAM related thing.

    I'll try updating the ram.
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