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Is my GPU being bottlenecked by my CPU?

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    San Diego, CA
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    Is my GPU being bottlenecked by my CPU?


    I can see that the max usage is pretty up there while playing Watch Dogs, but do those few percentage points away from 100% mean that it's not bottlenecked, or should I look at getting a better CPU?

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    Your CPU can handle Watch Dogs. Whats your R9 model?

    ~edit~

    I consulted some game forums and other people are relating low FPS with 290X and FX83xx in Ultra Specs.

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    Last edited by vrosa; 03 Aug 2014 at 15:30.
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  3. #3


    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 178
    Windows 10 Tech Preview 10041 x64


    R9 290. Watch Dogs runs pretty well until I hit Ultra textures, then I drop below 30 FPS quite often.
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    Official Requirements for Ultra Settings:

    Core i7 4770k or AMD FX9370
    GF GTX780 or ATi R9 290X

    ~edit~

    Cant you get more juice from CPU/GPU with some OCing?
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    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 178
    Windows 10 Tech Preview 10041 x64


    I probably could OC both up to those standards, and I may actually give that a shot, but I've got a nice chunk of money coming to spend on computer parts, so I'm thinking about bumping the CPU up to a 9590 and grabbing another 290 for Xfire.

    Looks like I've got a sufficient GPU and RAM for Ultra settings, but the CPU is just short, so I guess that is where the bottleneck is.
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