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Games minumum graphics and low FPS but CPU only being utilized 50%

I'm no computer expert and that may become evident, so this may be a really dumb question but it has been very frustrating. I recently got a new laptop with a i7 dual core which can turbo boost to 3.0 ghz. When I play games that are a bit older, like made in 2010 and 2011 and stuff I get great FPS on max graphics(75FPS+) stuff like CS:GO, Napoleon Total War, but when I tried to play Assassins Creed 4 I set everything on lowest possible and get around 15 FPS. Same on Crysis 3, this is very frustrating so I checked my CPU utilization in Task Manager and its always around 60% or less, but it says my processor its at 2.89 ghz. Not sure if my proccessor is just bad or I need to update drivers or a problem with Turboboost. Any help is appreciated.
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    When you play games, the thing that is working hardest is GPU. And not CPU. Regardless if you have I3/I5/I7/I500, if you have low end graphics card - well you are screwed. Did the laptop come with a dedicated video card, or are you using the IGP of the I7?
  2. Shneiky said:
    When you play games, the thing that is working hardest is GPU. And not CPU. Regardless if you have I3/I5/I7/I500, if you have low end graphics card - well you are screwed. Did the laptop come with a dedicated video card, or are you using the IGP of the I7?

    I don't have a dedicated graphics card :/ I am using the IGP. Is there anyway I can get a dedicated graphics card ont is computer or am I just going to have to deal with these frames.
  3. You are stuck with what you have. The integrated graphics are not going to perform well in more demanding games.
  4. Laptops don't have the possibility to be upgraded like a normal desktop computer. I am afraid you are stuck with what you have,
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