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Graphics issue

Having a little issue, not sure what setting I am missing.  When playing Ark, My GPU utilization is like 40% and I get fps in the 70-80 range with spikes above 100 every once in awhile.

 

I have a 1440p monitor that can do 165hz. windows setting are correct.  I just feel like I should be able to get better fps.  I can get 150+ in some other games. 

 

Any help would be appreciated.   I am running in a windowed so under the 1440p with all settings at epic.

 

The thing I am wondering about is why do I never get over 40ish% utilization.  running an 3900x with 32gb of ram.

| CPU: Ryzen 9 5950x | Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E | RAM: Trident Z Neo 32GB(2x16) 3600 | GPU: PowerColor Red Devil RX 5700 XT | Storage: Sabrent 1TB Rocket Nvme PCIe 4.0 M.2 | Storage: 2TB Seagate 7200RPM  | Case: Lian Li 011 Dynamic PCMR | PSU: EVGA Supernova 750 G5 80+ Gold| Display: Pixio PX7 Prime | Cooler: Corsair H150i Elite Capellix

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Ark survival is a horribly optimised game from what I've heard, so I wouldn't be surprised to see issues like these

My PCs: Desky | Beddie | Miney | Benchie

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I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

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Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

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Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

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Razer (except their mouse)

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