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Very Low GPU Usage in Games (high end build)

Hello Everyone,

 

I have been troubleshooting these past few days trying to assess my situation but need some more ideas/opinions. So I built a PC about a week ago and honestly have been getting nothing but problems from broken parts sold by retailers to windows crashes (fixed now). My specs are as follows.

 

Motherboard: Asus Dark Hero VIII

GPU: 3090 Founders Edition

CPU: Ryzen 9 5900x
Ram: 32 GB Trident Royal Ram 4000 mhz
PSU: Corsair HX1000
Storage: C Drive- 500 GB Samsung 980 Pro SSD m.2 nvme, D Drive- Samsung 970 Evo Plus m.2 nvme

 

When playing games the graphics are phenomenal, however... the fps no matter how hard I push the game(what graphical setting I set it to) don't exceed 60-80ish.
For example, I have been playing Doom Eternal on this PC, I set the graphics settings to Ultra Nightmare and get roughly 40-50 FPS. When I lower the quality to ultra or even medium I basically sit at 70. I am no genius but I believe it should easily be exceeding 100 with the tech I have put inside of this thing. Anyways temps are all normal, no signs of overheating on any parts of the pc are apparent. I oc the 5900x from 3.7 to 4.2. I kept the ram at 4000 as I saw no real need to push it. When playing games I only use 20, 30% max of my gpu and honestly I have not seen the gpu exceed 30% in task manager. I have tried everything, my power option is already set to performance in both windows battery settings and nivida control panel.

The actual PC itself is all set up correctly according to Microcenter service technicians and some friends who have checked this "beast" out. 

 

If anyone has any ideas or feedback I truly appreciate, I hope this can also help others who may been in this situation. Thanks guys! - Below I left a few visual aids.cpuz.PNG.55bcd148431e373f7ff0513f04a08be2.PNGGPU.thumb.PNG.ab004ff150163ed77270011aacd87b2e.PNGCPU.thumb.PNG.b5b8eaa1b284d27aceef0fec25e221dd.PNGMemory.thumb.PNG.1291ae3560759ebe23ffbade34b49830.PNG

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I'd start out with GPU-Z and watch the performance cap reason (PerfCap Reason in the Sensors tab) as you run through a benchmark or two. 

 

Without any more information, I'm guessing your card may be overheating (your PSU should be enough.) What's your case? Does it have enough airflow over the card? Did you mount it vertically against a tempered glass window where it can't breathe? The FE cards are notorious for needing good airflow.

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A lot to say, annoying to text it all so...

Await Ryzen users responding about something labelled Fabric ,..layers within your CPU as interconnected parts.
The Fabric and RAM are TIED/synced.

3800Mhz/1900Mhz RAM/FAB and Below is usually E.Z

4000/2000 can be touch and go on the Fabric side.

 

Enabling XMP and then manually changing the 4000 to 3800 or lower could fix your issue but as far as setting Fabric, or if its automatic... you should await the proper advices from users here, I dont have a Ryzen platform, but do know the ins and outs of its Ram and Tied Fabric interconnect.

 

4000Ram/2000Fabric can be commonly unstable

#NotAll

3800/1900

3600/1800

Should do some good if the 4000/2000 is the issue

Maximums - Asus Z97-K /w i5 4690 Bclk @106.9Mhz * x39 = 4.17Ghz, 8GB of 2600Mhz DDR3,.. Gigabyte GTX970 G1-Gaming @ 1550Mhz

 

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2 hours ago, ClulessNoob said:

I'd start out with GPU-Z and watch the performance cap reason (PerfCap Reason in the Sensors tab) as you run through a benchmark or two. 

 

Without any more information, I'm guessing your card may be overheating (your PSU should be enough.) What's your case? Does it have enough airflow over the card? Did you mount it vertically against a tempered glass window where it can't breathe? The FE cards are notorious for needing good airflow.

Thanks I will look through GPU-Z as well, my case is the corsair 5000d, id say the airflow is good and I have the card in horizontally not vertically. It usually sits at around 120F to 135F.

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2 hours ago, SkilledRebuilds said:

A lot to say, annoying to text it all so...

Await Ryzen users responding about something labelled Fabric ,..layers within your CPU as interconnected parts.
The Fabric and RAM are TIED/synced.

3800Mhz/1900Mhz RAM/FAB and Below is usually E.Z

4000/2000 can be touch and go on the Fabric side.

 

Enabling XMP and then manually changing the 4000 to 3800 or lower could fix your issue but as far as setting Fabric, or if its automatic... you should await the proper advices from users here, I dont have a Ryzen platform, but do know the ins and outs of its Ram and Tied Fabric interconnect.

 

4000Ram/2000Fabric can be commonly unstable

#NotAll

3800/1900

3600/1800

Should do some good if the 4000/2000 is the issue

Thanks for your knowledge, I will go through and try testing, I appreciate it!

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Something that just popped into my head: Are you running Windows 10 or Windows 11? Are you running into that performance hit due to Windows 11 not being optimized for Ryzen?

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2 hours ago, ClulessNoob said:

Something that just popped into my head: Are you running Windows 10 or Windows 11? Are you running into that performance hit due to Windows 11 not being optimized for Ryzen?

currently im on win10 . Not going to even attempt running win11 until another year or so lol.

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There are a few things to keep in mind.

 

Most games use a lot less cores than what your CPU has and the ones that do the gains are minimal.

I just benched AC Valhalla and lots of cores on the 5900x had 0% usage.

 

3090s only uses close to 100% at 4k. There are some games that do it at 1440p but most don't.  Basically with a 3080 ti/3090 and a 5900x 1440p is the new 1080p.

 

In some modern games at ultra even your setup will feel like a potato. You still need to tweak settings.

 

To see if your setup is working properly you will need to use a bench like Time Spy that will give you the average clock frequency of your GPU and average temperature. 

Also run GPUZ/sensors to get even more info.

Average clock speed stock should be around 1800mhz and up. Average temperature should be around 68c. My 3x 3080 tis and 1x 3090 do this. 

I have a stock 5900x using 3200 ram so I can give you a base line # in any 3DMark bench.  

 

Also in GPUZ look up your stock power limit under advanced/Nvidia bios and make sure you can hit that number in a bench like Heaven.

To watch it in real time use MSI Afterburner with Heaven in a window. 

 

RIG#1 CPU: AMD, R 7 5900X| Motherboard: X570 AORUS Master | RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA FTW3 ULTRA  RTX 3080 ti | PSU: EVGA 1000 G+ | Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic | Cooler: EK 360mm AIO | SSD#1: Corsair MP600 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 2TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV

 

RIG#2 CPU: Intel i9 10900kf | Motherboard: Z490 AORUS Master | RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 4000 | GPU: MSI Gaming X Trio 3080 ti | PSU: EVGA 1000 G+ | Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic | Cooler: EK 360mm AIO | SSD#1: Crucial P1 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV

 

RIG#3 CPU: Intel i9 9900k | Motherboard: AORUS Z390 Ultra | RAM: Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA XC3 Ultra 3080 ti  | PSU: EVGA 1000 G+ | Case: Cooler Master H500 | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD: Crucial P2 1TB  | SSD#2: Samsung 860 QVO 2TB | Monitor: LG 49" NanoCell 85

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