D3D games GPU load %39. Is this all my CPU can do?(Got a SS)

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D3D games GPU load %39. Is this all my CPU can do?(Got a SS)

Post by nsfnd » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:03 pm

Hello everyone.
First of i want to thank you all both Wine developers and the helping comunity to make this possible.
Runing games on Linux. I know a lot of people wants to use Linux also play games.

I have a Lenovo Y560 notebook.
It has i7-740qm cpu @ 1.73Ghz (2.93Ghz with Turbo Boost but can not achieve this on linux; thx to that threads jumping between cores)
And an Ati HD5730 graphics card with 1GB dedicated memory.
Also 8GB ram and a 60gb ssd.
I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed with KDE. 3.2.0-30-generic kernel.

So when i try to run a D3D game, fps is around 30. All with low settings.
I tried Orcs Must Die, Skyrim, Dota 2, CSS, TF2. (All fine on Windows)
(Except for League of Legends, i get 100fps on empty areas and 60fps on combat for some reason)

On the screen shot you can see that i set Cpu Core 2 and 3 to Steam and Dota2.(If i force only 1 core, Cpu is 2.7Ghz but all i get is 15fps)
In this case cpu frenquencies are about 2.2Ghz.
And from the watch aticonfig --odgc command you can see that only %39 of GPU is used.

So what i understand is my CPU is bottlenecking.
My question is, do i unterstand this right? If so is there anything i can do? Is it possible to make more use of GPU?
Thx for reading and sorry for my English :)
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Re: D3D games GPU load %39. Is this all my CPU can do?(Got a

Post by gulafaran » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:38 pm

turn off vsync in both the game and nvidia opengl settings

Edit: err ati settings :p