I need help guys. I just bought a Sapphire Dual X 7950 Boost edition yesterday and i immediately noticed on afterburner that GPU usage keeps on fluctuating whenever i'm gaming and benchmarking with 3dmark vantage, 3dmark 11 and heaven dx11. It couldnt stay in a specific percentage (%).
I was wondering if this was normal for the boost edition of the 7950 because if it is not, i'll replace the card immediately. PLEASE HELP!
Might be your processor bottlenecking. try overclocking it lightly and see if you get performance increases. If you do, its a CPU bottleneck. Or you can see your CPU usage during the tests. If its 100%, its most likely a CPU bottleneck as well.
that +20% just means it allows the card to draw in more power. Its useful because sometimes it can make clocks stable. Its perfectly safe as long as your PSU can handle it, and its not considered overclocking in my books anyway.