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GPU usage on GTX660Ti

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November 7, 2012 9:14:38 AM

it is changing constantly between 80-99 percent while playing BF3,and 35-99 when playing il-2:cliffs of dover

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· AMD FX-6100, AM3 , 3,3GHz, 6-core
· Gigabyte 970A-DS3 AM3 AMD970 DDR3 USB3
· KINGSTON HYPERX 8GB 1600MHZ (2x4GB)
· 1000GB 7200rpm SATAII
· Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660Ti OC - 2GB GDDR5
· ASUS DRW-24B5ST 24X DVDRW
· Cooler Master SILENCIO 450 MID TOWER BLACK
· ZALMAN ZM600-GT 600W 12CM ATX12V2.3 80

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November 7, 2012 10:31:42 AM

Battlefield 3 is a GPU intensive game, some other games aren't and therefor won't use up all of the GPU resources, that is normal.
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November 7, 2012 10:39:08 AM

But in BF3 my fps is always the same (60fps),no matter of the graphic settings,and what lower settings that lower GPU usage,fps on il-2,25-80 GPU usage 40-99.My screen is 5 years old 1680 x 1050 60hz and i dont use vsync.
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November 7, 2012 11:00:39 AM

Maybe you have v-sync turned on in your video driver and doesn't even know, but the deal here is that you have no problem with your hardware or software, the same way a game won't always use 100% of the cpu it also won't always use 100% of the gpu, even my system works like that.
Also some games just aren't that well optimized, plus they work different, they have different engines, Battlefield 3 was the same for me, i would get the same amount of fps if i were to play on minimum or on ultra high while the gpu usage would go down or up depending on the settings, is part of the design of the game/frostbite 2 engine.
If anything you should be happy to run Battlefield 3, a game that demands a lot of your hardware, on 60 fps in any configuration. This game is also cpu intensive by the way.
Also would recommend for you to use the Battlefield 3 console command Render.PerfOverlayVisible 1 if you haven't already to be able to see both GPU and CPU usage in real time.
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November 7, 2012 11:07:51 AM

If your fps is always 60fps or lower then you definitely do have vysnc of some sort of fps limiter on and that explains why your gpu usage is varying.
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November 7, 2012 4:16:18 PM

what kind of connection cable would you guys recommend to use with a 1680 x 1050 screen?
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November 7, 2012 4:26:35 PM

the kind that both your monitor and video card support. But personally i prefer DVI, than HDMI and lastly RGB.
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November 8, 2012 7:14:22 AM

Im just wondering if my FX-6100 is just simply bottlenecking my GTX660Ti,because i play at 1680 x 1050 resolution.
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November 8, 2012 7:42:36 AM

badgerneer said:
Im just wondering if my FX-6100 is just simply bottlenecking my GTX660Ti,because i play at 1680 x 1050 resolution.


check you CPU usage? If it is always at 100% while your graphics card is lower than 100% (say around 80-90) during your gameplay it could be the case... If both are at full capactity, it is harder to tell. You may want to benchmark with someone with similar specs but using a higher level AMD CPU or Intel chip
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November 8, 2012 9:16:53 AM

badgerneer said:
Im just wondering if my FX-6100 is just simply bottlenecking my GTX660Ti,because i play at 1680 x 1050 resolution.

If you can maxout most games including using AA and AF and still have a decent amount of frames per second than yes the low resolution of your monitor is bottlenecking your gpu, if you get a bigger monitor with a 1920x1080 resolution or higher you're most likely good to go but i wouldn't advice you to go any higher than 1920x1080 with your system. If you do buy a new monitor remember to go with a LED screen ;) 
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November 8, 2012 12:21:07 PM

Yes i can maxout but the gpu usage is changing whole the time,but when it sometimes stays few seconds at 99 % i get +100 fps in BF3 w/ultra preset and 80 fps in IL-2 Cliff of dover ultra.So yes i think that you´re right.I am going to buy a 22 or 23 inch led 1080p when i get some money.thx.
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November 8, 2012 12:33:01 PM

No problem, you may want to keep your current monitor and use both, is awesome to play games while watching something else on the second screen :) 
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November 8, 2012 4:03:09 PM

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