what settings do you play on?also i have i5 not i3
had them pretty low to see how far i could get max frames @ 1024x768 (something like that.)
and i did not really see a LARGE increase on my cpu load, my whole experiment was trying to choke my cpu, from 20% on high settings to 40ish% on low resolutions.
i came to a conclusion, after running BC2BC also that no matter what a 550ti cannot be bottlenecked by a i3 . . .need more gpu.
edited after looking at an old spreadsheet.