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Usage of my GTX 560

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August 27, 2012 4:03:52 AM

Hello all, so I am wondering if this is abnormal. I am playing WoW at 1920x1080p with ULTRA everything 8xMS 16xAA etc etc...now that being said...When I am just flying around in game I am seeing my card via MSI Afterburner taking on 70%+ load. Aswell as 99% when using the Machinima tool to enhance view distance. My card is overclocked to 900MhZ Core and 2075Mhz Memory Clock. (I am using the base model GTX 560 mind you.) Is this normal? The game still runs just fine and in 25 man raids with heavy graphical content my frames stay normally 50+FPS. In the wild variable but normally always 80+FPS. Any feedback on this? Thanks!!

Intel i5-3570K Ivy Bridge @ 4Ghz
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler
G.Skill Ripjaw X Series RAM (2 sticks of 4GB) @ 8GB 1600Mhz
EVGA GTX 560 base OC to 900Mhz Core 2075 Mem Clock
Seasonic 620W Fully Modular PSU
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 Motherboard
Asus DVD/CD ROM
Intel Maplecrest 330 120GB SSD
Coolermaster HAF 922 Case
Windows 7 Home 64 bit
Asus 21.5 in full HD LCD/LED Monitor

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a b Î Nvidia
August 27, 2012 4:28:49 AM

yea that seems perfectly normal to me....your gpu load will not be 100% all the time.
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August 27, 2012 4:41:55 AM

Just as an experiment, try clocking your 3570K up to 4.5ghz. I bet your GPU usage will go up. WoW is often CPU-bottlenecked.
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August 27, 2012 4:54:58 AM

So clocking my CPU up will have a negative effect on my GPU then? I'll sit at 99% load in raids all day on my GTX560. my 3570K doesnt even break a sweat at 4.5 on air. Im thinking the GTX is just not able to keep up w my demands?
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a b Î Nvidia
August 27, 2012 5:01:06 AM

no clocking your cpu will not have a negative affect on the gpu...it will just allow your gpu to be utilized more bc WoW is very cpu dependent. Its not really a big deal you are fine where you are at. everything is right where you should be. if you want more fps get a new video card if you are happy with your fps then just stick with what you got.
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August 27, 2012 12:54:47 PM

^That's correct. More GPU usage is a good thing. Personally, I'd clock up to keep the rates above 60fps.
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a b Î Nvidia
August 27, 2012 3:49:09 PM

I never have played WoW or have researched about it (benchmarks) so I cannot speak from experience or anything but I find it hard to believe an ivy bridge i5 at 4ghz limits a gtx 560 lol that seems crazy to me (not saying you are wrong its just foreign to me)
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August 27, 2012 5:50:47 PM

Some games just work that way. Starcraft II would be similar. It's not the norm, true, but here it's the truth.
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a b Î Nvidia
August 27, 2012 6:28:51 PM

damn haha thats crazy I have not looked into that game either.
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