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GTA V Low 980 ti Usage and FPS

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I'm experiencing low Fps on GTA 5 with my 980ti at 1920x1080 as its doesn't even reach over 70% usage with or without all the AA settings on the MAX
I usually get around 40-60 Fps but the GPU just never goes about 70% unless it spikes then drops back to around 50-60%
Even When I us DSR to run it at 4k it sits around the same FPS even thought the GPU is then working 80-90%
I cannot figure out wither or not its the CPU bottle necking it or some other reason as none of the core are running at 100% or close to it (Even thought its a pretty old FX 8150)
Hoping some one can analyse that screen shot or knows anything about this that can help
Thanks :D

My Rig:
CPU: AMD FX 8150 (4.0GHz OC)
GPU: EVGA 980ti (SC)
RAM: 8Gb Kingston HyperX
Motherboard: 990FXA-UD3 (Rev 1.0)
PSU: Seasonic 760W 80 Plus Gold
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  1. What is your monitor's refresh rate or model? 60 Hz or 144 Hz? Is vsync enabled in GTA V?
  2. rcald2000 said:
    What is your monitor's refresh rate or model? 60 Hz or 144 Hz? Is vsync enabled in GTA V?

    Monitors refresh Rate is 120Hz
    Vsync is disabled but I have tried both on and off to see if that makes any difference
    Monitor :Samsung SyncMaster SA950
  3. rcald2000 said:
    What is your monitor's refresh rate or model? 60 Hz or 144 Hz? Is vsync enabled in GTA V?

    Monitors refresh Rate is 120Hz
    Vsync is disabled but I have tried both on and off to see if that makes any difference
    Monitor :Samsung SyncMaster SA950
  4. Just because you don't see all cores working, that does not mean you do not have a cpu bottleneck.
    Windows distributes the activity of a single thread over all available cores.
    For example a single cpu bound task will look like only 25% busy on each of 4 cores on a quad.

    Here is a back handed way to assess if core speed is your issue:
    Limit your cpu, either by reducing the OC, or, in windows power management, limit the maximum cpu% to something like 70%.
    Go to control panel/power options/change plan settings/change advanced power settings/processor power management/maximum processor state/

    This will simulate what a lack of cpu power will do.
    Conversely what a 30% improvement in core speed might do.

    You should also experiment with removing one core. You can do this in the windows msconfig boot advanced options option. set the number of processors to less than you have.
    This will tell you how sensitive your games are to the benefits of many cores.
  5. Awesome screen shot. While I'm thinking about it, and while others chime into this thread, would you mind uninstalling the drivers with DDU, reboot the computer, reinstall drivers and then reboot again. Any change? If not then update the BIOS as a hale Mary.
  6. DO NOT update a bios on speculation.
    A failed bios update can brick your motherboard.
    Update only when the update fixes a problem that is impacting you.
  7. geofelt said:
    Just because you don't see all cores working, that does not mean you do not have a cpu bottleneck.
    Windows distributes the activity of a single thread over all available cores.
    For example a single cpu bound task will look like only 25% busy on each of 4 cores on a quad.

    Here is a back handed way to assess if core speed is your issue:
    Limit your cpu, either by reducing the OC, or, in windows power management, limit the maximum cpu% to something like 70%.
    Go to control panel/power options/change plan settings/change advanced power settings/processor power management/maximum processor state/

    This will simulate what a lack of cpu power will do.
    Conversely what a 30% improvement in core speed might do.

    You should also experiment with removing one core. You can do this in the windows msconfig boot advanced options option. set the number of processors to less than you have.
    This will tell you how sensitive your games are to the benefits of many cores.




    I have tried to find the limit CPU option but for some reason its not there, only fan control in the Processor Power Management
    I also have been toggling my overclock between the standard 3.6Ghz and 4.0 and there is no difference at all really.
    I tested to see how much difference the amount of CPU cores changed
    At 1 core: Fps is around 10 to 15
    2 cores: Fps 15-20
    3 cores: 25-35
    4 cores: 40-60
    8 Cores: The same as 4 but with spikes to 70 fps
    All the GPU usages were stillt around 50-60
    However I did notice that when i went from the start in enclosed environment with dark shadows the with not many things being rendered the GPU usages would go up to around 80ish % and the frames would go 70 plus but as soon as i got back to where my screencap was taken its FPS and GPU usages went down.
    Screen 1, 80% usage:
    https://gyazo.com/b9509c5e52856c64c1cf4f27f5196f99
    Screen 2 60ish % :
    https://gyazo.com/65556fa6803eaad034d2dfbe04b752fe

    I also used DDU and reinstalled my drivers, no difference was made
    Any Ideas?
  8. Brynybear said:
    geofelt said:
    Just because you don't see all cores working, that does not mean you do not have a cpu bottleneck.
    Windows distributes the activity of a single thread over all available cores.
    For example a single cpu bound task will look like only 25% busy on each of 4 cores on a quad.

    Here is a back handed way to assess if core speed is your issue:
    Limit your cpu, either by reducing the OC, or, in windows power management, limit the maximum cpu% to something like 70%.
    Go to control panel/power options/change plan settings/change advanced power settings/processor power management/maximum processor state/

    This will simulate what a lack of cpu power will do.
    Conversely what a 30% improvement in core speed might do.

    You should also experiment with removing one core. You can do this in the windows msconfig boot advanced options option. set the number of processors to less than you have.
    This will tell you how sensitive your games are to the benefits of many cores.




    I have tried to find the limit CPU option but for some reason its not there, only fan control in the Processor Power Management
    I also have been toggling my overclock between the standard 3.6Ghz and 4.0 and there is no difference at all really.
    I tested to see how much difference the amount of CPU cores changed
    At 1 core: Fps is around 10 to 15
    2 cores: Fps 15-20
    3 cores: 25-35
    4 cores: 40-60
    8 Cores: The same as 4 but with spikes to 70 fps
    All the GPU usages were stillt around 50-60
    However I did notice that when i went from the start in enclosed environment with dark shadows the with not many things being rendered the GPU usages would go up to around 80ish % and the frames would go 70 plus but as soon as i got back to where my screencap was taken its FPS and GPU usages went down.
    Screen 1, 80% usage:
    https://gyazo.com/b9509c5e52856c64c1cf4f27f5196f99
    Screen 2 60ish % :
    https://gyazo.com/65556fa6803eaad034d2dfbe04b752fe

    I also used DDU and reinstalled my drivers, no difference was made
    Any Ideas?


    I wouldnt really call it a "bottleneck" but im going to guess you are holding that graphics card back.

    That gpu is an absolute monster, it should rip through that game with ease.

    I only run a gtx 970 and get better framerate than that is why im assuming this. (ultra settings, no AA)
    I hover around 75-120 fps depending on the area (locked at 120)
  9. Best answer
    All you need to do is check your GPU usage while gaming. Anything below 90% is indicating some sort of bottleneck. Your CPU is highly suspect, but there may be other factors, like the game itself forcing more CPU load.
  10. 17seconds said:
    All you need to do is check your GPU usage while gaming. Anything below 90% is indicating some sort of bottleneck. Your CPU is highly suspect, but there may be other factors, like the game itself forcing more CPU load.


    This is also a very good point here^

    My GPU usually hangs around 99 to 100% all the time in this game if i run it maxed out completely (my gta v is heavily modded)

    My cpu barely ever goes above 40% lol
  11. 17seconds said:
    All you need to do is check your GPU usage while gaming. Anything below 90% is indicating some sort of bottleneck. Your CPU is highly suspect, but there may be other factors, like the game itself forcing more CPU load.


    my friend who is running the game on a Fx 8350 gets around 70-90ish frames on the same settings and hes only using a 280x
    So i guess its time for a CPu upgrade ? because its somtimes drops to around 40 ish which wouldnt be that bad if the Frames werent insanely inconsistent
  12. Brynybear said:
    17seconds said:
    All you need to do is check your GPU usage while gaming. Anything below 90% is indicating some sort of bottleneck. Your CPU is highly suspect, but there may be other factors, like the game itself forcing more CPU load.


    my friend who is running the game on a Fx 8350 gets around 70-90ish frames on the same settings and hes only using a 280x
    So i guess its time for a CPu upgrade ? because its somtimes drops to around 40 ish which wouldnt be that bad if the Frames werent insanely inconsistent

    To be honest, as soon as I saw your CPU, I was assuming it was a bottleneck. With those GPU usage numbers and DSR enabled, it's pretty clear. But before you go and upgrade, ask yourself if your performance is acceptable; is it enough to enjoy the game? If not, then start researching what CPUs will fit your socket type.
  13. 17seconds said:
    Brynybear said:
    17seconds said:
    All you need to do is check your GPU usage while gaming. Anything below 90% is indicating some sort of bottleneck. Your CPU is highly suspect, but there may be other factors, like the game itself forcing more CPU load.


    my friend who is running the game on a Fx 8350 gets around 70-90ish frames on the same settings and hes only using a 280x
    So i guess its time for a CPu upgrade ? because its somtimes drops to around 40 ish which wouldnt be that bad if the Frames werent insanely inconsistent

    To be honest, as soon as I saw your CPU, I was assuming it was a bottleneck. With those GPU usage numbers and DSR enabled, it's pretty clear. But before you go and upgrade, ask yourself if your performance is acceptable; is it enough to enjoy the game? If not, then start researching what CPUs will fit your socket type.



    Well with a card that cost me $1300 NZD I dont think 50-60 fps is really acceptable haha but then i dont really see any AM3+ socket CPUs that are really worth upgading to over a I5 4690K or a I7 but then again parts here in New Zealand are pretty expenisive :( Looks like Ill have to make do
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