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~50% GPU Usage (Mirror's Edge)

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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 3:27:10 PM

Is it normal on this game for my GPU usage to be that low? and my CPU stays about ~40%

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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 3:54:47 PM

Sounds like you have vsync on. Is fraps stuck at 60 fps?
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 4:00:24 PM

Make sure you have Physx turned off.
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 4:02:04 PM

No am not using fraps and vsync is off, my monitor refresh rate is 75.
My Fps is usally 60+
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 4:03:18 PM

You have a 7870 and Mirror's edge is an older game. I wouldn't expect it to heavily tax your GPU. Unless your fps is low, you don't have an issue.
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 4:03:56 PM

cookybiscuit said:
Make sure you have Physx turned off.



Its turn off with it on my fps drops to 2 when mirror's break
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 4:04:56 PM

hapkido said:
You have a 7870 and Mirror's edge is an older game. I wouldn't expect it to heavily tax your GPU. Unless your fps is low, you don't have an issue.


No My Fps Is 60+
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 4:15:12 PM

ifreestylin said:
No My Fps Is 60+


Then you don't have a problem.
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 4:21:29 PM

make sure application control is set at app control off
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 4:54:40 PM

ARICH5 said:
make sure application control is set at app control off


Where is that?
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 4:55:05 PM

hapkido said:
Then you don't have a problem.


Shouldn't i be getting more
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 4:57:32 PM

ifreestylin said:
Shouldn't i be getting more

If you are at the framerate you desire GPU usage is irrelevant.
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 5:00:00 PM

Unless the game has a built in fps cap or you have vsync on your gpu should be pushing out as many fps as possible and running at 100%, unless your cpu is holding it back. I know it says 40% usage, but mirror's edge does not use 6 threads. If you watch the core usage in game do you see the first core or two running at 100%?
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February 20, 2013 5:18:08 PM

man u r using a 430 watt PSU?
your GPU requires 500 watt or better
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 5:21:31 PM

wanderer11 said:
Unless the game has a built in fps cap or you have vsync on your gpu should be pushing out as many fps as possible and running at 100%, unless your cpu is holding it back. I know it says 40% usage, but mirror's edge does not use 6 threads. If you watch the core usage in game do you see the first core or two running at 100%?


I'll check and get back to you
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February 20, 2013 5:24:16 PM

thephenom1157 said:
man u r using a 430 watt PSU?
your GPU requires 500 watt or better


Thats just AMD being safe, my computer at max only uses about 380 watts tested with a ( Kill A Watt)
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 5:35:00 PM

As some one above said Mirror's Edge is so old by now it is no longer cutting edge and is not going to tax your GPU like it did when the game came out. With today's GPU's it will have no problem's maxing out that game with room to spare. If memory serves that game was locked at 60fps as it was a console port I could be wrong it has been a while since I even played it.
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February 20, 2013 5:51:42 PM

Here's my results after playing the game



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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 5:55:03 PM

Theres nothing wrong at all. Why would your GPU need to max out to get 60FPS in a super old game? Go and play any other game out there and see if your usage is constantly 99%, I can guarentee you it wont be unless you play something extremely hefty like Crysis or BF3, where you cant reach the FPS cap.
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 6:25:39 PM

Am playing BF3 right now and it max out the GPU and the CPU about 60-80% while 95% max on the first core
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 7:01:43 PM

You're not getting it. Mirror's Edge is not that demanding and you have a fast graphics card. Don't expect new graphics cards to struggle with old games. It's not going to need 100% of its resources. You're probably hitting the fps cap in the game engine.
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 7:29:05 PM

Ok thanks guys
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a b U Graphics card
February 21, 2013 2:36:57 AM

Best answer selected by iFreeStylin.
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