Starcraft 2 low gpu useage?

why dos starcraft only use 50 gpu while im gaming and its only giving me 14 fps when maxed out sometimes.
i have a gtx 580 and a phenom 2 x4 at 3.8 so i think i should be getting 60 fps.
software driver issue?
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  1. Which resolution are you playing at?
  2. Herr_Koos said:
    Which resolution are you playing at?


    1680x1050 everything turned on and maxed native res.
  3. what do you mean by "maxed out sometimes" ? fps occasionally drops to 14? what is it the rest of the time?

    what exactly is "everything turned on"?

    when was last time you updated your drivers?

    my guess is 580 doesn't need to go above 50% utilization to do SC2 @ 1680x1050

    SC2 is a lot more intensive on the CPU when you maxing everything, so I think your phenom might be the culprit here

    over here:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu-core-i3-2100-phenom-ii-x6-1075t,2859-8.html
    seems that cpu can only handle up to 30fps @1080p
  4. AntiZig said:
    what do you mean by "maxed out sometimes" ? fps occasionally drops to 14? what is it the rest of the time?

    what exactly is "everything turned on"?

    when was last time you updated your drivers?

    my guess is 580 doesn't need to go above 50% utilization to do SC2 @ 1680x1050

    SC2 is a lot more intensive on the CPU when you maxing everything, so I think your phenom might be the culprit here

    over here:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu-core-i3-2100-phenom-ii-x6-1075t,2859-8.html
    seems that cpu can only handle up to 30fps @1080p



    +1 ...what he said.
  5. set all graphics settings to mid level. keep the resoluton as it is. then depend on the FPS count u get ,you should be able to decided which settings should be maxed and which are not.
  6. I found this to be very useful, especially to reduce CPU usage:

    http://segmentnext.com/2010/08/07/starcraft-2-graphics-performance-tweak-guide/

    Physics, shadows, transparency etc can all be toned down without impacting the visuals of the game too much.
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