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Is my GTX 1080 underperforming

i7 6700k
GTX 1080
550 80+ GS GOLD PSU
Asrock Z170 PRO4s


I'm getting around 70-80 fps on Battlefield 1 on 1080p all Ultra settings. Is there some bottlenecking going on or maybe some other issue I need to address? I've read most people get over 120 on Battlefield 1.

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EVGA SUPERNOVA GS 80+ GOLD 550W
8 GB DDR4 RAM
INTEL I7 6700k
ASUS GTX 1080 Turbo 8GB

CPU is generally around 60% load and GPU is something I'll have to check when I get home, although it is always running at 80C when maxing graphics so I'd imagine it's around 100% load. I'll be getting a 1440 monitor soon but was going to check out the performance of the GTX 1080 on 1080p first before I invested in a new monitor.

Another issue I was running into which may give a better indication of an issue in my system is DEUS EX Mankind Divided. This game on ULTRA absolutely destroys my card and I get frequent FPS drops that go from 90 to 45 all the time. Even when I bring it down to High, I am still getting the same problem. The game is unplayable for me in this card with how often I get these extreme FPS drops. CPU load tends to max out to 100% on this game.
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    Please post your full specs, including make/model of the PSU and your RAM (quantity, speed etc).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjsvIEqeiDg

    Looking at that video (admittedly it's with a 2nd gen i7), your FPS don't seem out of line.

    How does your CPU/GPU utilization look? At 1080p, around 60-65% GPU utilization is all you're going to see in most cases, at Ultra. The raw horsepower of the GTX1080 benefits from higher resolutions.

    For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XWynrwj7PA
    Ultra @ 4K, and seeing 40-50FPS, but 100% GPU utilization.

    As far as a 'bottleneck' in your system, I don't see any issues (perhaps the PSU) - but at 1080p, a GTX 1070 would likely give you very similar results. 1440p would probably be a good step up for you.
  2. Barty1884 said:
    Please post your full specs, including make/model of the PSU and your RAM (quantity, speed etc).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjsvIEqeiDg

    Looking at that video (admittedly it's with a 2nd gen i7), your FPS don't seem out of line.

    How does your CPU/GPU utilization look? At 1080p, around 60-65% GPU utilization is all you're going to see in most cases, at Ultra. The raw horsepower of the GTX1080 benefits from higher resolutions.

    For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XWynrwj7PA
    Ultra @ 4K, and seeing 40-50FPS, but 100% GPU utilization.

    As far as a 'bottleneck' in your system, I don't see any issues (perhaps the PSU) - but at 1080p, a GTX 1070 would likely give you very similar results. 1440p would probably be a good step up for you.


    EVGA SUPERNOVA GS 80+ GOLD 550W
    8 GB DDR4 RAM
    INTEL I7 6700k
    ASUS GTX 1080 Turbo 8GB

    CPU is generally around 60% load and GPU is something I'll have to check when I get home, although it is always running at 80C when maxing graphics so I'd imagine it's around 100% load. I'll be getting a 1440 monitor soon but was going to check out the performance of the GTX 1080 on 1080p first before I invested in a new monitor.

    Another issue I was running into which may give a better indication of an issue in my system is DEUS EX Mankind Divided. This game on ULTRA absolutely destroys my card and I get frequent FPS drops that go from 90 to 45 all the time. Even when I bring it down to High, I am still getting the same problem. The game is unplayable for me in this card with how often I get these extreme FPS drops.
  3. Derrick_16 said:
    CPU is generally around 60% load and GPU is something I'll have to check when I get home, although it is always running at 80C when maxing graphics so I'd imagine it's around 100% load.


    I would be extremely surprised if your GPU is anywhere close to 100% utilization in BF1.
    I would expect it to be somewhere in the 60-70% range. With those temps though, you might want to increase fan speed/curve & see if it's throttling in any way. Again though, numbers don't seem out of line with others (as far as you can trust Youtube anyway).

    Derrick_16 said:
    Another issue I was running into which may give a better indication of an issue in my system is DEUS EX Mankind Divided. This game on ULTRA absolutely destroys my card and I get frequent FPS drops that go from 90 to 45 all the time. Even when I bring it down to High, I am still getting the same problem. The game is unplayable for me in this card with how often I get these extreme FPS drops.


    That's not unheard of either. The first Youtube result I get looking it up has pretty much the same experience you do:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tol4AUhAKC8

    Peaks of ~90FPS, with a lot of dips into the 50's and a little lower. Seems to be a lack of optimization with the title. It's unfortunate. Looking at some of the comments on that video, TAA seems to work comparable to MSAA for that title, with a lesser hit on performance FWIW.
  4. Barty1884 said:
    Derrick_16 said:
    CPU is generally around 60% load and GPU is something I'll have to check when I get home, although it is always running at 80C when maxing graphics so I'd imagine it's around 100% load.


    I would be extremely surprised if your GPU is anywhere close to 100% utilization in BF1.
    I would expect it to be somewhere in the 60-70% range. With those temps though, you might want to increase fan speed/curve & see if it's throttling in any way. Again though, numbers don't seem out of line with others (as far as you can trust Youtube anyway).

    Derrick_16 said:
    Another issue I was running into which may give a better indication of an issue in my system is DEUS EX Mankind Divided. This game on ULTRA absolutely destroys my card and I get frequent FPS drops that go from 90 to 45 all the time. Even when I bring it down to High, I am still getting the same problem. The game is unplayable for me in this card with how often I get these extreme FPS drops.


    That's not unheard of either. The first Youtube result I get looking it up has pretty much the same experience you do:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tol4AUhAKC8

    Peaks of ~90FPS, with a lot of dips into the 50's and a little lower. Seems to be a lack of optimization with the title. It's unfortunate. Looking at some of the comments on that video, TAA seems to work comparable to MSAA for that title, with a lesser hit on performance FWIW.


    CPU temps are low, usually around 50C and I have set a fan curve with MSI afterburner and still getting that GPU temperature. I will have to take a look at the GPU load when I get home but could of sworn it was close to 100%.

    I did try a lot of different fixes for Deus Ex but none of them have worked, so I just gave up on that game. But having just bought the 1080 I was a bit paranoid that maybe I had a faulty card considering most people were able to fix those issues and even seeing some people with 1070's who have no issues at all and running consistent 80 FPS.
  5. Based on what you've said so far, I don't see your card as faulty.

    You might have to bump your fan up higher though, allowing it to turbo/boost as intended.

    People with 1070's getting a consistent 80FPS in Deus Ex? Can you post some links?
    Did they provide proof at all? Or just claiming it? Remember, take everything you read on the internet with a pinch of salt
  6. Barty1884 said:
    Based on what you've said so far, I don't see your card as faulty.

    You might have to bump your fan up higher though, allowing it to turbo/boost as intended.

    People with 1070's getting a consistent 80FPS in Deus Ex? Can you post some links?
    Did they provide proof at all? Or just claiming it? Remember, take everything you read on the internet with a pinch of salt


    What would you recommend the curve to look like? Currently I have it set to 75c = 80% 80c = 100%

    Also, a lot of the posts boasting consistent fps over 60 are on Nvidia reddit, etc. after messing with a few settings.
  7. I don't know the specifics of your setup/location/air conditioning etc, so I can't really recommend a fan curve other than higher fan speed at lower temps, play around with it until you strike a good balance of cooling vs noise.

    Are they talking settings on the card, or settings in the game? Of course if you lower certain settings (starting from the 'ultra' preset and reducing some) then you could improve performance, and likely stabilize somewhat. I'm not aware of too much you could/should mess with with the card (other than overclocking & cooling)
  8. Barty1884 said:
    I don't know the specifics of your setup/location/air conditioning etc, so I can't really recommend a fan curve other than higher fan speed at lower temps, play around with it until you strike a good balance of cooling vs noise.

    Are they talking settings on the card, or settings in the game? Of course if you lower certain settings (starting from the 'ultra' preset and reducing some) then you could improve performance, and likely stabilize somewhat. I'm not aware of too much you could/should mess with with the card (other than overclocking & cooling)



    To answer your earlier GPU load question it is at 99% GPU core when playing Battlefield 1. Seemed to have happened for a moment during one mission, now it is down to fluctuating around 1%
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