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Old November 11, 2012, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Generic User #2 View Post
I just realized I don't know this....but do GPUs always run at 100%?

For CPUs, they generally do a finite amount of work at once and then go back to idle. What do GPUs do? if a GPU can pump out 200FPS, will it realize that that is wayyyy too much for a 60Hz monitor and run at a lower clock rate?
It depends, if you turn on Vsync it will run at a lower rate or if it is being bottlenecked by your CPU it will run at a lower rate. However if you are telling it to crank out as many frames per second as possible it is going to work as hard as it can to do that.
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