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Old July 21, 2012, 05:59 AM
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Think of it this way: it is up to the CPU to process frames going towards the GPU as the GPU asks for them. If the CPU can't keep up with the draw calls from the GPU, part of the GPU sits at idle since it is not being fed with enough frames to keep it fully occupied.

Your old card on the other hand could not process frames as quickly as your new card, therefore the CPU was able to keep up with it.
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