GTA 5 low CPU and GPU usage

Hello people, I am experiencing one problem with my new gaming rig and I couldnt find a solution to this yet so I would like to ask you.. While I am playing the cpu load is about 60-70% and gpu load about 50-60%. I was thinking that my cpu might be bottlenecking the gpu, but why doesnt it perform at 100% if needed? The temperatures are normal so i dont think its being throttled. I would appreciate any help, though I am not going to buy an Intel CPU.

Note: I have a samsung monitor connected to my GPU with a VGA -> DVI converter, but I dont think this might be the issue.


My PC configuration:
CPU: AMD FX-8370 overclocked to 4.5 GHz
GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970
RAM: 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1866 MHz
HDD: WD Black 1TB
MB: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 rev 3.0
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  1. Does it lag,stutter,Frame drops?If not the you are Fine.....
  2. Do you have V-Sync on?
  3. This time it was with V-Sync off, but menu lags with it so i rather play with it enabled. Yes I have frame drops mostly while I am driving around the city.
  4. Weird..
  5. Do you know what might be the problem?
  6. Do you have in options fxaa msaa?or similar like that cause that increases details,over x8 isnt needed.

    Check your power option cause it may be on power saver set it to High perfomance.

    Go to Control Panel -----> Hardware and Sound -------> Power option -------> and you should see High Perfomance selection
  7. Thanks for your reply, however I have already done this before.
    There are things I have done to improve it, but didnt work:
    1. I have unparked all my cores
    2. Tried to start windows without any services or programs
    3. Tried changing affinity and priority in task manager
    4. Tried disabling some CPU power saving bios settings
    5. Used Hardware Monitor for monitoring temperatures, all were normal
    6. I´ve ran Prime95 to check if my CPU can perform at full speed and it did what it should with normal temps and without any throttling
    7. Overclocked the CPU up to 4.5Ghz but I didnt spot any difference
    8. In game changed many different graphics settings and directX versions, lower graphics of course improved FPS, but the usage stayed at the same percentage (didnt pass 80%, always 60-70% CPU usage)
  8. Any ideas please?
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