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I have spent a entire day trying to figure out my issue. For some reason I have very low gpu usage in all of my games. In GTA V I range around 20-35% utilization and can barley break 60fps and in CSGO I use around 10-15% and can barley exceed 130fps. I have no idea what the issue could be. I do not have fps caps in those games, I have power management mode set to maximum performance and I have all my drivers up to date. I've tried overclocking but no help. My PC used to be able to have extremely high frames and use most of my GPU. Any advice would be appreciated

 

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 - Set 'Power management mode' in NVidia control panel to 'Prefer Maximum Performance'.

 - Enable the High Performance power plan in Windows.

 - Ensure VSync is off in-game and in your NVidia control panel.

 - Use a program such as MSi Afterburner to max out your power and thermal limits.

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Did you update drivers recently?

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9 minutes ago, Jrcisme said:

I have spent a entire day trying to figure out my issue. For some reason I have very low gpu usage in all of my games. In GTA V I range around 20-35% utilization and can barley break 60fps and in CSGO I use around 10-15% and can barley exceed 130fps. I have no idea what the issue could be. I do not have fps caps in those games, I have power management mode set to maximum performance and I have all my drivers up to date. I've tried overclocking but no help. My PC used to be able to have extremely high frames and use most of my GPU. Any advice would be appreciated

 

GPU: 1080ti FTW3 DT

CPU: i7 6700

RAM: 8GB BallisticSport DDR4 Ram

OS: Windows 10

STORAGE: 2 500gb Samsung SSD's

Motherboard: h170 pro gaming motherboard

whats the ram speed, either way that cpu is bottlenecking the gpu.

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2 minutes ago, bleedblue said:

Did you update drivers recently?

Yes I just updated my drivers today but the issue was occurring even before the driver update

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3 minutes ago, xg32 said:

whats the ram speed, either way that cpu is bottlenecking the gpu.

2133, do you believe its probably bottle necking to the point where I should get a new CPU?

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13 minutes ago, qqqqqq said:

 - Set 'Power management mode' in NVidia control panel to 'Prefer Maximum Performance'.

 - Enable the High Performance power plan in Windows.

 - Ensure VSync is off in-game and in your NVidia control panel.

 - Use a program such as MSi Afterburner to max out your power and thermal limits.

I have done all of this no change..

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Just now, Jrcisme said:

2133, do you believe its probably bottle necking to the point where I should get a new CPU?

up the ram to 2666 at least, pref 3000, u should see a 25% gain just from it being 3000, try 1.35v and 16-18-18-38 timings, i don't think it's worth upgrading just yet if u can clock ur ram higher, under 2666 systems feel real choppy.

5950x 1.33v 5.05 4.5 88C 195w ll R20 12k ll drp4 ll x570 dark hero ll gskill 4x8gb 3666 14-14-14-32-320-24-2T (zen trfc)  1.45v 45C 1.15v soc ll evga non-3090 tie ftw3 1905 0.8v 65C 270w (double fps of 1080ti) ll samsung 970 500gb nvme os ll sandisk 4tb ssd ll all nf12/14 fans ll tt gt10 case ll evga g2 1300w ll w10 pro ll 34GN850B ll x27 ll PA272w

 

9900k 1.36v 5.1avx 4.9ring 85C 195w (daily) 1.02v 4.3ghz 80w 50C R20 temps score=5500 ll D15 ll Z390 taichi ult 1.60 bios ll gskill 4x8gb 14-14-14-30-280-20 ddr3666  bdie 1.45v 45C 1.22sa/1.18 io  ll EVGA non-30 tie XC 1830//7600 0.85v 210w ll  8x nf12/14 fans 2x samsung 860 evo 500gb raid 0 ll 500gb nvme 970 evo ll Corsair graphite 780T ll EVGA P2 1200w ll Windows 10 Pro ll NEC PA242w (movie, work mon dying) 1080p 60hzll Predator X27 4k144 hdr (using at 4:4:4 98 fan is dying)

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Jrcisme said:

2133, do you believe its probably bottle necking to the point where I should get a new CPU?

The games you listed are CPU-heavy ones. You will see benefit from upgrading in those games.

Does the cpu usage ever get near or at 100%?

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Are all power cables that go to the graphics card secure?

Is the card secure in the slot?

Is the onboard graphics disabled in the BIOS?
Sometimes I have seen cards give sub-par performance if something is not secure.

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22 minutes ago, xg32 said:

up the ram to 2666 at least, pref 3000, u should see a 25% gain just from it being 3000, try 1.35v and 16-18-18-38 timings, i don't think it's worth upgrading just yet if u can clock ur ram higher, under 2666 systems feel real choppy.

Tried upping the ram in the bios to everything above 2133, but when I did I couldn't even boot windows i would just get a error message

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You may have to just bite the bullet and buy faster ram, or you can live with a bottle necked GPU.

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5 minutes ago, Darpyface said:

You may have to just bite the bullet and buy faster ram, or you can live with a bottle necked GPU.

I think I might just do that, this might be a far out question but how does ram correlate with GPU usage?

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9 minutes ago, Jrcisme said:

I think I might just do that, this might be a far out question but how does ram correlate with GPU usage?

i can only give u an estimate on its impact, we'll use ddr3200 as a baseline (1.0), ur cpu boosts to 4.0ghz, multiply that by 1.0 you get 4.0.

my own estimate for ddr3200 to 2133 is about a 25-33% hit. so your cpu is effectively running  at 4.0*0.7=2.8ghz, on top of this below a certain speed i can feel the system just...stutter, so your gpu (a very good one) has to wait for the cpu crippled by the ram.

 

All the numbers here are just arbitrary, if you wanna know the full detail of bus speeds, the imc of each gen, then some googling would be better.

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25 minutes ago, Jrcisme said:

Tried upping the ram in the bios to everything above 2133, but when I did I couldn't even boot windows i would just get a error message

That means that is the max rate the ram can function at has been superseded.

 

Another idea is run the UNIGINE benchmarks before you do anything. 

That could narrow it down to either it being truly the ram or not.

 

Though personally I don't think the ram is am issue -except you probably should double the memory to 16GB if going to be doing more gaming with more resource intensive games that have or will come out post GTAV.

 

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2 hours ago, xg32 said:

either way that cpu is bottlenecking the gpu.

on a 6700k?? I doubt it. Unless it's a severely CPU intensive game. 

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1 hour ago, Jrcisme said:

how does ram correlate with GPU usage?

Ram is very important for ryzen CPUs if you are using slow ram you are effectively slowing down your CPU, because the data that the CPU gets is stored in the ram then sent to the CPU, if the ram is slow it will take longer for the CPU to receive that data thus slowing it down, when the CPU is slow it limits how much your GPU can do while it's waiting for the CPU to finish with its processing. I would recommend getting ram that is dual channel and is at least 2666Mhz (you would want something closer to 3000Mhz).

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15 minutes ago, Darpyface said:

Ram is very important for ryzen CPUs if you are using slow ram you are effectively slowing down your CPU, because the data that the CPU gets is stored in the ram then sent to the CPU, if the ram is slow it will take longer for the CPU to receive that data thus slowing it down, when the CPU is slow it limits how much your GPU can do while it's waiting for the CPU to finish with its processing. I would recommend getting ram that is dual channel and is at least 2666Mhz (you would want something closer to 3000Mhz).

you're not wrong, but he has a 6700. Is there something I'm missing?

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Other people already said it, but I'll just say it again. Csgo is a good example since you're playing it, csgo is mostly cpu bound so having a nice gpu isn't gonna do anything really. Thats why I saw barely any fps boost when I got a 1070ti

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8 minutes ago, mxk. said:

he has a 6700

Got confused with someone else, though he had a ryzen CPU. The concept still applies, just not to the same degree.

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12 hours ago, Darpyface said:

Ram is very important for ryzen CPUs if you are using slow ram you are effectively slowing down your CPU, because the data that the CPU gets is stored in the ram then sent to the CPU, if the ram is slow it will take longer for the CPU to receive that data thus slowing it down, when the CPU is slow it limits how much your GPU can do while it's waiting for the CPU to finish with its processing. I would recommend getting ram that is dual channel and is at least 2666Mhz (you would want something closer to 3000Mhz).

Any suggestions on what RAM I should purchase? Thanks for the help

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17 hours ago, bleedblue said:

The games you listed are CPU-heavy ones. You will see benefit from upgrading in those games.

Does the cpu usage ever get near or at 100%?

Yes most games I play my CPU hits close to 100% a majority of the time

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3 hours ago, Jrcisme said:

what RAM I should purchase

I would recommend this ram, but you can spend some more for this ram at a higher speed.

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On 11/27/2018 at 6:10 PM, Jrcisme said:

I have spent a entire day trying to figure out my issue. For some reason I have very low gpu usage in all of my games. In GTA V I range around 20-35% utilization and can barley break 60fps and in CSGO I use around 10-15% and can barley exceed 130fps. I have no idea what the issue could be. I do not have fps caps in those games, I have power management mode set to maximum performance and I have all my drivers up to date. I've tried overclocking but no help. My PC used to be able to have extremely high frames and use most of my GPU. Any advice would be appreciated

 

GPU: 1080ti FTW3 DT

CPU: i7 6700

RAM: 8GB BallisticSport DDR4 Ram

OS: Windows 10

STORAGE: 2 500gb Samsung SSD's

Motherboard: h170 pro gaming motherboard

I have the same problem, no cpu bottleneck. My temps are fine and I did all the things people have wrote in the thread my gpu usage stays around 50-60% and maxes out sometimes at like mid 60s. I ran a benchmark with heaven and my gpu went to 100% so I was very confused. Can anyone help me thanks!

 

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CPU: i5-9400f (no overclock)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15

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Please help me? Thanks!

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On 11/28/2018 at 5:13 AM, qqqqqq said:

 - Set 'Power management mode' in NVidia control panel to 'Prefer Maximum Performance'.

 - Enable the High Performance power plan in Windows.

 - Ensure VSync is off in-game and in your NVidia control panel.

 - Use a program such as MSi Afterburner to max out your power and thermal limits.

isn't maxing out power and thermal limits dangerous? im a bit scared to do so. Does it have any negative effects?

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