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January 31, 2013 7:46:06 PM

First of all, here is my specs

Specs:

Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl
XFX ProSeries Core Edition 650W PSU
Intel(R) LGA1155 Core i5-3570
ASUS P8B75-M, socket-1155
Crucial DDR3 BallistiX 1600 MHz 8GB kit
ASUS Geforce GTX670 2GB DC II PCI-E 3.0
Samsung DVD RW SH-224BB/BEBE SATA BLACK
Seagate Barracude(R) 1TB SATA3.0 (7200 RPM) 64 MB Cache

I experience CPU usage of 100% while gaming, is this normal with my current setup? I did believe the i5-3570 could handle better GPUs, I'm very sad that adding a better GPU would bottleneck. :??: 

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January 31, 2013 7:48:20 PM

in what game?
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January 31, 2013 7:53:12 PM

In a lot of games. Crysis 3 and Planetside 2 in particular. I know these are CPU demanding, but I was really expecting more, seems as if I overrated Intel. :( 
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January 31, 2013 7:56:16 PM

100% CPU usage during gaming is very rare. Most games will fully utilize one core and use half of a second resulting in about 45% usage.

Do you have anything else running while you are playing your games?
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January 31, 2013 7:59:20 PM

jkhoward said:
100% CPU usage during gaming is very rare. Most games will fully utilize one core and use half of a second resulting in about 45% usage.

Do you have anything else running while you are playing your games?


No, and I'm even monitoring all 4 cores usage while ingame.
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January 31, 2013 7:59:48 PM

in crysis 3 cpu usage for 2min gameplay
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-imag [...] saget.jpg/
i7 950 at stock speed.. as you can see something like 80% is normal for crysis 3:)  i dont know for
Planetside 2!
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January 31, 2013 7:59:59 PM

I remember that Crysis 2 maxed out my Athlon easily, so if Crysis 3 is a lot more demanding, then yes that would be normal.
As for Planetside 2 it's one of the most CPU dependent games out there, so 100% CPU utilisation is to be expected.
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January 31, 2013 8:14:26 PM

antonisrsx said:
in crysis 3 cpu usage for 2min gameplay
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-imag [...] saget.jpg/
i7 950 at stock speed.. as you can see something like 80% is normal for crysis 3:)  i dont know for
Planetside 2!


That is very strange.. I get 100%, the i5-3570 should be the superior CPU.
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January 31, 2013 8:27:26 PM

the i5-3570 is a superior CPU. but as new games come out they ll use the i5 more and more for optimizing.
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January 31, 2013 8:31:29 PM

lostgamer_03 said:
No, and I'm even monitoring all 4 cores usage while ingame.


Did you look to see what processes are running? Perhaps your antivirus is running?
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February 1, 2013 5:57:26 AM

jnkweaver said:
Did you look to see what processes are running? Perhaps your antivirus is running?


I'm using windows 8 and windows defender is my antivirus, so it shouldn't eat that much performance.
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February 1, 2013 8:37:43 AM

@ what resolution?
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February 8, 2013 5:52:32 AM

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