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7870 GPU Usage is jumping. Why?

So when I was playing Battlefield 3 I noticed that the Gpu usage was jumping around quite a bit. Does anyone know the cause for this and is it normal. The flat line at the end is because I shut Battlefield down.

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PC specs:
GFX: Msi 7870 Hawk @ stock
CPU: i5 3570k @ stock
Mobo: MSi Z77A - G45
Ram: 8gb
HDD: 2x 500gb 7200rpm
Psu: Thermaltake toughpower 775w
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GTS
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    It's normal. Just going in and out of more demanding areas (such as an explosion or shooting).
  2. andrewcarr said:
    It's normal. Just going in and out of more demanding areas (such as an explosion or shooting).


    Ah, That makes sense. I only thought this might be of concern because my old card was always hovering around 90% and never dropped as low as 60%.
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