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Could my cpu power plan bottleneck my gpu?

Hello,

 

60-75°C is not pretty high so you're good to let it in balanced. And no, a 3600x doesn't really bottleneck a 2080S that much.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Long story short i bought a new gpu with a new cpu.(3600x, RTX 2080S) And it works really well.But one day found out that the temps are pretty high on the cpu.So i tried different solutions.Nothing worked.Until i changed the power plan

To Power Saver.Now that's when i ran a 3dmark test and i saw the cpu temps we're doing a lot better while load. so imma give y'all a comparison.

 

Normal Power plan (balanced)  Graphics score:28 030 Physics score: 19 115 Combined Score 9925     Temps cpu 60-75.                       Power saver: graphics score 28 141 Physics score 15 283 And combined score 7747 temps cpu 50-60.                                                                                                                          

 

Overall in the physics score and combined score i lost about 10 fps of performance.But im not going to cry about it.What keeps on asking me is

on the Balanced power plan my GPU usage while doing the combined test starts off 80% and drops down to 66%. But on the power saver Starts off 74% drops down to 52%

 

Could i be in any way shape or form be bottlenecking my GPU?

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Hello,

 

60-75°C is not pretty high so you're good to let it in balanced. And no, a 3600x doesn't really bottleneck a 2080S that much.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Meganter said:

Hello,

 

60-75°C is not pretty high so you're good to let it in balanced. And no, a 3600x doesn't really bottleneck a 2080S that much.

Hey, i know a 3600x doesn't bottleneck it that much thats actually the reason i bought it. But im just asking since the gpu usage changed on the power saver plan can mean im adding even more bottlenecking to it

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9 minutes ago, probablydumb said:

Long story short i bought a new gpu with a new cpu.(3600x, RTX 2080S) And it works really well.But one day found out that the temps are pretty high on the cpu.So i tried different solutions.Nothing worked.Until i changed the power plan

To Power Saver.Now that's when i ran a 3dmark test and i saw the cpu temps we're doing a lot better while load. so imma give y'all a comparison.

 

Normal Power plan (balanced)  Graphics score:28 030 Physics score: 19 115 Combined Score 9925     Temps cpu 60-75.                       Power saver: graphics score 28 141 Physics score 15 283 And combined score 7747 temps cpu 50-60.                                                                                                                          

 

Overall in the physics score and combined score i lost about 10 fps of performance.But im not going to cry about it.What keeps on asking me is

on the Balanced power plan my GPU usage while doing the combined test starts off 80% and drops down to 66%. But on the power saver Starts off 74% drops down to 52%

 

Could i be in any way shape or form be bottlenecking my GPU?

60-75 is not a high temp mate. Moreover, in power saver mode, the system limits the CPU's max frequency which will reduce the performance and maybe cause bottleneck. Use balanced mode.

Hope it helps. :)

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7 minutes ago, probablydumb said:

Hey, i know a 3600x doesn't bottleneck it that much thats actually the reason i bought it. But im just asking since the gpu usage changed on the power saver plan can mean im adding even more bottlenecking to it

nah you shoud be fine


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Posted · Original PosterOP
42 minutes ago, boggy77 said:

yeah, temps are normal and power saving will affect gpu as well. go with balanced and maybe change the cpu fan curve in bios, or get a new cooler if you really want lower temps.

Alright ill let it in balanced.But the thing that's making me switch to power saver is once when i ran a fire strike stress test, at the end of the stress test the cpu temp was like 75c-76c and all of a sudden SPIKED ALL THE WAY UP TO 87C. Now it didn't stay at 87c it just hit it then fell down to 75c again.Im just wondering if lets say in a random scenario im running an insanely intensive program and the temp is idk 82c and it spikes up to 95c. Im just afraid my pc will shut down all of a sudden because of the temps.

Again it doesn't stay at 87c it hits it then falls down to 76-77c.So can this be a problem?

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6 minutes ago, probablydumb said:

Alright ill let it in balanced.But the thing that's making me switch to power saver is once when i ran a fire strike stress test, at the end of the stress test the cpu temp was like 75c-76c and all of a sudden SPIKED ALL THE WAY UP TO 87C. Now it didn't stay at 87c it just hit it then fell down to 75c again.Im just wondering if lets say in a random scenario im running an insanely intensive program and the temp is idk 82c and it spikes up to 95c. Im just afraid my pc will shut down all of a sudden because of the temps.

Again it doesn't stay at 87c it hits it then falls down to 76-77c.So can this be a problem?

shouldn't shut down. thermal throttling will hit way before that. we aren't in 2001 anymore with pc's shutting down because cpus reach 95.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, boggy77 said:

shouldn't shut down. thermal throttling will hit way before that. we aren't in 2001 anymore with pc's shutting down because cpus reach 95.

Alright thanks you for your help, same goes with everyone

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