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Low GPU usage only in GTA 5 is driving me up the wall.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a 2070 super OC’d, and 3700x with a slight OC and 16gb 3600 cl16 memory. And while I play GTA 5 my GPU sits at 50-60% utilization most of the time and the highest it will ever go is in the mid 70% to very low 80%. My CPU sits in the mid 20% for utilization so it’s definitely not a bottleneck there. I’ve tried reinstalling GPU drivers, updating drivers, rolling back drivers, reinstalling the game, reverting back to an older version of Windows, optimizing NVIDIA control panel, changing Windows Power Plans and absolutely no progress. Temps are cool as well. I looked at online benchmarks of people with the same specs and their gpu usage is stable in the high 90s as it should be, and worst of all they get more fps, while using higher graphics settings than me.

What the actual fuck is going on? The game is almost unplayable at parts dropping to the low 40s FPS. I tried lowering my graphics settings but my GPU usage lowers in return, resulting In my FPS not changing at all. My game is installed on an SSD as well so it’s not Bogged down by that as well. I'm at my wit’s end right now.  

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Is your fps/performance bad or is the only thing that's "wrong" the low usage percentage?

 

Here's a couple things that could be the case.

The benchmark is from 7 months ago, there have been updates and new driver versions since then.

You're running an OC and they aren't.

Different components and software.

Game settings and resolution.

ETC.

There are a lot of reasons why you aren't getting the same results as the people in the video, there are a lot of variables that can cause the differences you are seeing. The main thing to remember is all computers are different and you won't see the same results as someone even with the exact same components as you.

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, SpookyCitrus said:

Is your fps/performance bad or is the only thing that's "wrong" the low usage percentage?

 

Here's a couple things that could be the case.

The benchmark is from 7 months ago, there have been updates and new driver versions since then.

You're running an OC and they aren't.

Different components and software.

Game settings and resolution.

ETC.

There are a lot of reasons why you aren't getting the same results as the people in the video, there are a lot of variables that can cause the differences you are seeing. The main thing to remember is all computers are different and you won't see the same results as someone even with the exact same components as you.

 

my performance is much worse, because GTA 5 is under utilizing my hardware, i'm barley getting 60fps at 1080p. I've tried running the game with my OC's off as well and nothing changed. I'm pretty sure it's software but I have absolutely no clue what it could be. I compared to a benchmark at the same resolution as me as I need at least  some reference point to go off of, and this ain't the only benchmark i could find that didn't run into the same issues as me.

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5 minutes ago, Loferix1 said:

my performance is much worse, because GTA 5 is under utilizing my hardware, i'm barley getting 60fps at 1080p. I've tried running the game with my OC's off as well and nothing changed. I'm pretty sure it's software but I have absolutely no clue what it could be. I compared to a benchmark at the same resolution as me as I need at least  some reference point to go off of, and this ain't the only benchmark i could find that didn't run into the same issues as me.

turn off the ''advanced settings'' in the graphics menu and lower shadows down to HIGH and test again :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, i_build_nanosuits said:

turn off the ''advanced settings'' in the graphics menu and lower shadows down to HIGH and test again :)

done that, lowering graphics settings, as I said, lowers GPU usage in return, my FPS stays the same instead of going up.

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5 minutes ago, Loferix1 said:

done that, lowering graphics settings, as I said, lowers GPU usage in return, my FPS stays the same instead of going up.

have you tested your CPU performance...with some CPU benchmarks for example to confirm the performance is fine?

I must admit your machine should be performing very well in such game...something is wrong here.


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| GPU: MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio 2ghz OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
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Depending on what you've already tried, your best bet my just be to reinstall Windows.


Main Desktop: CPU - I9-9900k @5ghz | Mobo - Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master | GPU - Asus ROG STRIX 2080ti OC RAM - G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB 3200mhz | AIO - H100i Pro RGB | PSU - Evga 850 GQ | Case - Fractal Design Meshify C White | Storage - Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVME SSD 512GB / Sabrent Rocket 1TB NVME SSD / Samsung 860 Evo Pro 500GB / Seagate 2TB Firecuda Hybrid Drive |

 

TV Streaming PC: Intel Nuc CPU - i7 8th Gen | RAM - 16GB DDR4 2666mhz | Storage - 256GB WD Black M.2 NVME SSD |

 

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S10+ - Ceramic White 512GB |

 

If you ask for a Mid Tower case recommend, I will 90% of the time recommend the Fractal Design Meshify C or S2.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, i_build_nanosuits said:

have you tested your CPU performance...with some CPU benchmarks for example to confirm the performance is fine?

I must admit your machine should be performing very well in such game...something is wrong here.

My cpu runs fine, My PC works great in other games like COD. This problem is exclusive to GTA 5

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Posted · Original PosterOP

the sad part is, i've tried that as well. I reset my pc, however i picked the option that kept my files, not the option to uninstall everything. 

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