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MSI GTX 1050 Ti 4GT OC bottlenecking an FX 6300?

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Hey there,

i've always thought the 1050Ti was completely overkill for an FX 6300. A few days ago i've used Afterburner to check what's actually causing low fps. I found out that my FX is chilling at like 30% usage in Rainbow: Six Siege and other games. The 1050ti is basically stuck at 100% usage which actually got me pretty confused. Is that normal?

Sincerely, Niklas.

 

(Also i'm from germany so sorry for my english)

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I think you may be overestimating a 1050ti.
 

If your CPU was bottlenecking your GPU the GPU wouldn't be utilized to 100%.

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1 minute ago, glenalz81 said:

I think you may be overestimating a 1050ti.
 

If your CPU was bottlenecking your GPU the GPU wouldn't be utilized to 100%.


Well after finding that out i've also noticed that my GPU is bottlenecking my CPU. But after googling (which is obviously not a trusted source but still) everyone said that the 1050ti is basically the limit of what you should pair with an FX but since the FX is chilling at 30% in games i thought there must be smth wrong. It is overclocked to 4.4GHz though, so that might be the reason.

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1 minute ago, niklas.- said:


Well after finding that out i've also noticed that my GPU is bottlenecking my CPU. But after googling (which is obviously not a trusted source but still) everyone said that the 1050ti is basically the limit of what you should pair with an FX but since the FX is chilling at 30% in games i thought there must be smth wrong. It is overclocked to 4.4GHz though, so that might be the reason.

Siege is an odd case since it's an esports game. Aka meant to run on even very low end hardware. So it's an exception to the norm.

 

Also keep in mind that a hd 7950 is a period correct card and was often paired with a fx 8320 or 6300 and they were a good pair. I mention that card because the performance between it and the 1050ti is near identical. The reason people say it is the limit for a fx6300 is because back in the day that was really the upper end it could drive before you would hit diminishing returns or no extra returns at all. Nowadays that cpu's have been used heavier and heavier for games it's only gotten worse. Part from the esports games scene and indies/ simpler games

 

Also what resolution and settings are you running it at? A pentium 4 would max out a 1050ti in siege if ya ran it at 8k max settings too :p.

 

 

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1 minute ago, glenalz81 said:

I think you may be overestimating a 1050ti.

Well it is a 1050ti but i would have expected higher cpu utilization considering fx is like half the performance of first gen ryzen and gets obliterated by sandy bridge

 

2 minutes ago, niklas.- said:

It is overclocked to 4.4GHz though, so that might be the reason

Well thats a plausible reason why the cpu isnt bottlenecking the gpu. Though aim for higher if you can, these cpus overclock really well if you cant already tell by fx holding the wr for highest cpu freq ever achieved

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I'm playing at 1080p and mid settings. 

I dont really wanna go higher than that as it's already at 75° when playing.

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5 minutes ago, niklas.- said:


Well after finding that out i've also noticed that my GPU is bottlenecking my CPU. But after googling (which is obviously not a trusted source but still) everyone said that the 1050ti is basically the limit of what you should pair with an FX but since the FX is chilling at 30% in games i thought there must be smth wrong. It is overclocked to 4.4GHz though, so that might be the reason.

It's not the GPU bottlenecking the CPU, it's the game not using the full extent of the CPU.

The CPU doesn't wait for something from the GPU that the GPU could stall the CPU, so in gaming the GPU can't really be a bottleneck for the CPU.

If the CPU runs on lower usage while the GPU is maxed, that simply means that you could probably power a stronger GPU with that CPU in said game.

I am not allowed to have my PC specs in my signature.

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2 hours ago, niklas.- said:

I found out that my FX is chilling at like 30% usage in Rainbow: Six Siege and other games.

Sometime low CPU usage doesn't mean the CPU is not the cause for low FPS. FX series IPC is weak, sometime it simply can't keep up with the game engine/API calls. 

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