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So whenever I play GTA my CPU usage is always at 100%. Even with Vsync on. My GPU barely gets beyond 70%. 

 

I need to know what setting are CPU intensive that I can turn down? I have everything on very high, msaa off, advanced settings off

 

Don't go saying "There's a background program using the CPU!" because that's not the case. I've checked and GTA is using 95% of the CPU and chrome/other stuff got the other 5%.

 

Temps are all fine, 55 on the CPU, 65 on the GPU

 

Ram usage is 7.8GB

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interesting... well i don't understand why you want to use less cpu if the temps are completely fine and you are getting proper (not faulty/bottlenecked) frame rates. Otherwise, I have a feeling the advanced graphics have some impact on cpu. I'm not really sure.

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interesting... well i don't understand why you want to use less cpu if the temps are completely fine and you are getting proper (not faulty/bottlenecked) frame rates. Otherwise, I have a feeling the advanced graphics have some impact on cpu. I'm not really sure.

I get massive frame dips into the 20s

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Set graphical settings to the highest, play at higher resolution.

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So whenever I play GTA my CPU usage is always at 100%. Even with Vsync on. My GPU barely gets beyond 70%. 

 

I need to know what setting are CPU intensive that I can turn down? I have everything on very high, msaa off, advanced settings off

 

Don't go saying "There's a background program using the CPU!" because that's not the case. I've checked and GTA is using 95% of the CPU and chrome/other stuff got the other 5%.

 

Temps are all fine, 55 on the CPU, 65 on the GPU

 

Ram usage is 7.8GB

i have the same issue with my i5 3570K, it dropped about 10% by taking out my second card, and it also drops to about 25-30% from 85-95% with vsync on half (30fps) so it seems like it has to do with framerate, i've had a ticket open with Rockstar for the last two weeks (only 1 week actually talking to someone) so if i get a working solution i'll let you know.

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Yea, i5's are too slow for this game. I keep saying that but no one wants to believe it. Distance scaling and population density are definitely CPU intensive. I'm not sure about the other settings.

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Yea, i5's are too slow for this game. I keep saying that but no one wants to believe it. Distance scaling and population density are definitely CPU intensive. I'm not sure about the other settings.

My i5-4690k at 4.4Ghz seems to handle it just fine. Running around 75fps average with only FXAA, everything maxed except very high grass and only high resolution shadows.

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Yea, i5's are too slow for this game. I keep saying that but no one wants to believe it. Distance scaling and population density are definitely CPU intensive. I'm not sure about the other settings.

 

No one wants to believe it because hundreds of thousands of people are playing it, most of whom are certainly not using brand new i7's. Besides, the benchmarks don't exactly back up that assertion, either.

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My i5-4690k at 4.4Ghz seems to handle it just fine. Running around 75fps average with only FXAA, everything maxed except very high grass and only high resolution shadows.

 

Tbh I don't care if you think it runs fine, I care about numbers. And they're not good.

 

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If you think that's fine then good for you. I don't because frametimes spike up to console frametimes.

 

No one wants to believe it because hundreds of thousands of people are playing it, most of whom are certainly not using brand new i7's. Besides, the benchmarks don't exactly back up that assertion, either.

 

They tested CPUs at 1600p lol. I'm playing with an i5 too. It's not unplayable, but it's not really smooth either. Take a look at the graph above.

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Yea, i5's are too slow for this game. I keep saying that but no one wants to believe it. Distance scaling and population density are definitely CPU intensive. I'm not sure about the other settings.

your i5 is broken

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your i5 is broken

what do you mean broken?

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Yea, i5's are too slow for this game. I keep saying that but no one wants to believe it. Distance scaling and population density are definitely CPU intensive. I'm not sure about the other settings.

my 4 year old i5 2500k can max this game out at 1440p and play it at all high settings at 4k where my gpu is the bottle neck.. ive even seen the Intel pentium g whatever it is play this game at 1080p..

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looks the same to me

https://youtu.be/a0PGunf0Z2c

 

Again, they were GPU bound. It's not a proper way to test CPUs.

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what do you mean broken?

the guy i quoted sad that i5s arent good in gta 5

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Yea, i5's are too slow for this game. I keep saying that but no one wants to believe it. Distance scaling and population density are definitely CPU intensive. I'm not sure about the other settings.

yet the recommended specs by Rockstar say an i5 3470...

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i kinda have the same experience with this game...in my case i5 isn't enough for this game - driving in the city causes fps drops to like 45fps while CPU usage is 90-100%

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Again, they were GPU bound. It's not a proper way to test CPUs.

I think the thing you need to look at is a GTX980 is bottlenecking an overclocked i5. Regardless i7 and SLI 980s which your basicly recommending are starting to end up in dream PC area money wise.
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Hmmm. i5's are too slow for this game? Well thats stupid. If i5's are not good than my fx 8350 should suffer like hell. But it doesnt.

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Mine isn't too slow for the game,....My locked i5 @ 3.9Ghz does not hit 100% except for a random spike here or there (still giving full GPU usage)...., it's pretty high in the high 80's to low 90's, but never seen it pegged at MAXCPU for anything over a second...then it's back to average CPU usage of 80-90% again.

GPU is always at 99-100% (R9-290 @ 1100Mhz) Playing @ 1080p @ Ultra spec 2xMSAA /w no advanced settings.

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My 3570K @ 4.8Ghz hit 98-100% CPU usage on all core when playing GTA 5 @ 1080p. At 1440p it's not as high, but pretty close. 

 

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