965 bottlenecking 7870?

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Been getting some mediocre performance in games like crysis where my 7870 should *** on the game but I believe my 965 at 3.2ghz (yes downclocked by 200 to make voltage lowering stable since the stock cooler is a jet engine) don't get me wrong at 3.4 it's the same. So you think the 965 is holding the 7870 back? My gpu is at 1100 core too.

Once a get a decent cooler like a 212 evo im gonna demolish my cpu but until now it has to stay at 3.2.
 
Are we talking about Crysis 1 or Crysis 2? I've seen threads over the last few months about Crysis 1 where people have been experiencing weird performance issues. From what I remember people were saying that the game was poorly optimized for the newer cards.
 

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yeah crysis 1

the reason i believe the cpu to be the culprit is in the first part where you run over the cliff theres a ton of physics and a.i to process whereas other parts where its more gpu heavy i do fine so im thinking its the cpu.
 
Okay, so what they are asking you to do is see how much of your cpu is being used. I would suggest firing up a game and using a mix of msi afterburner which uses riva tuner and a piece of software called hwinfo64. I have photos explaining it. You can also choose to show each core being used and that may narrow things down for you is all cores being stressed or only a few that sort of thing and another thing to take into consideration is how a game utilizes multi core cpu's is more optimized for 2-4-6-8 on and on cores.

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And the end result in game.

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