Closed 7870 GPU Usage is jumping. Why? Tags: Graphics Cards GPUs Battlefield Graphics Last response: January 5, 2013 1:33 PM in Graphics & Displays Share shood247 January 5, 2013 6:08:17 AM 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. Image link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53710739@N04/8348079345/in... 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 More about : 7870 gpu usage jumping Best solution andrewcarr a b U Graphics card January 5, 2013 6:12:31 AM It's normal. Just going in and out of more demanding areas (such as an explosion or shooting). shood247 January 5, 2013 6:26:07 AM 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%. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer shood247 January 5, 2013 1:32:29 PM Best answer selected by shood247. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHD 7870 low gpu usage and low fps ForumGPU Usage /Voltage/Core clock spiking? ForumNew GPU for D3? 7850, 7870 , 7950? Forum7870 XT/tahiti LE power usage ForumWhy does my secondary gpu activity stays at 0% Forum2 HD 7770s or 1 HD 7870 ? Forum7870 bottleneck ForumWhat power supply should i get for crossfire 7870 Forum7970CF Low Usage , Low FPS. ForumLow FPS and CPU usage Borderlands 2 ForumWhich build is better--670 or 7870 Ghz?? Forum~50% GPU Usage (Mirror's Edge) ForumRadeo 5970 GPU 1 and GPU 2 usage jumps to 99% ?? ForumHelp, system randomly crashes after installing new 7870 ForumI 7-870 temperature jump Forum7870 Not Sticking to Stock Clock Rate Forum96% gpu usage just booting windows 8? HELP ForumNeed Guidance ForumDiamond Raedon 7870 fuzzy screen after drivers ForumGPU, Fps & Screen resolution More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !