My specs i3 540 stock , gtx 570 twin frozr iii , 8gb ram. I'm getting about 40-70 fps on 1920x1080 and low graphics in battlefield 3 so is it my cpu? as I just got new ram today and I have low fps. My gpu runs at 48c at load in BF3 and I've run prime95 and my cpu reached 60c so over heating couldn't be a problem. Asked a few people about the cpu being the bottleneck and they said it wouldn't be the cpu?
I forgot to add, that the reason some games are presenting much better frame rates than others is because some games are CPU intensive and some are GPU intensive. Some, like BF3 are so demanding, it requires both a high end CPU and GPU for high frame rates along with near max settings.