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CPU usage vs Main_t value

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Crispin Williamson, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Crispin Williamson

    Crispin Williamson
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    Hi,

    I'm playing around with my PC altering graphics settings and played with overclocking to see if it made much difference, it didnt. When playing with a full grid my Main_t value gets near 100% and I get frame rate drop, when I have MSI running however it shows that my CPU (all 4 cores) are nowhere near maxed out, my graphics card (980ti) is plodding along.

    Am I missing something here?

    Cheers
     
  2. kunos

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    yes, the meaning of the value (MAIN_T) in AC.
    The number shows the relationship between the time spent inside the game code in a frame and the total time of a frame.
    No relationship whatsoever with a CPU occupancy value, and it was renamed just with the hope that people will stop treating it as a CPU occupancy indicator and getting confused about it.
     
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  3. Crispin Williamson

    Crispin Williamson
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    Thank you, so my performance is limited by this factor and not my CPU or GPU? Can I do anything to improve performance?
     
  4. kunos

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    A high value of main_t suggests the game could be CPU bound... but it could really be other things from RAM speed to BUS speed, PCs are complicated beasts.
     
  5. Crispin Williamson

    Crispin Williamson
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    My CPU values are quite low. Anyone got any tips?