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Posted · Original PosterOP


I am looking to increase my FPS, especially in simulation games such as BeamNG Drive, Brick Rigs which rely heavily on good hardware to spawn in lots of objects and items. For example in Brick Rigs, vehicles are made up of lots of separate brick objects which I assume require lots of computation power from the CPU for physics and a combination of GPU power for rendering and graphical workloads. But I noticed while monitoring my CPU and GPU when I spawned in lots of objects, the Frame Rate dropped to about 20fps while the CPU did not maintain 90-100% workload and the GPU only at about 30% workload. My VRAM and RAM has lots of memory to spare. I also noticed after I de-spawned all of the objects I previously spawned in, the workload of both CPU and GPU dropped to about 20% then WITHOUT SPAWNING MORE OBJECTS IN, the GPU went up to 100% workload while the CPU went up to 50% workload. 

My PC specs:

i5 4690K clocked at 4.2ghz

Asus R9 Fury 4gb VRAM not oc

16GB RAM Corsair XMS3 DDR3 clocked at 1600mhz

NOTE- Both the CPU and GPU only reached about 60-65 Degrees MAX


I like to run the simulation games at high settings so I was wondering would it be necessary and if so, what hardware components would I have to upgrade in order to have a smooth fps and have room to spawn in lots of objects and items in simulation games such as Brick Rigs, BeamNG. 


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GPU usage probably goes up because the CPU bottleneck is removed and the frame rate increases.

Meant to be silent, though not quite.

CPU: i7-2600K 4.5GHz 1.34V Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 2133MHz GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual

SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz TN + LG 22MP55 1080p 60Hz IPS Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex M260 with Kailh Blue switches Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

Intakes: Thermaltake Riing 12CM RGB 256 x3, Antec original case fans x2

Exhaust: Cooler Master Jetflo 120 x1

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7.2k RPM 500GB, Toshiba 1TB 7.2k RPM 


Dumped parts:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz, i5-4460 3.2GHz <--- For i7 master race

Motherboard: MSI G41M-P33 Combo, Asus H81M-PLUS

RAM: Xander 4GB DDR3 1333MHz, Kingston 8GB 1600MHz, Kingston 4GB 1600MHz x2 <-- unstable

Graphics card: Gigabyte GTX 275 896MB, Gigabyte RX 470 4GB G1 Gaming

PSU: Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 500W rs-500-pcar-a3  <--- how did these old parts survive with this crap

Storage: WD AV 7200RPM 320GB

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There were firmware problems with this card originally.  Your tech is good so as long as your coolers are free of dust and there arn't any funny programs grabbing at the card Id say update the firmware and tweek a little so see if you can get the two to work together better.

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