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Is my GPU underperforming?

I bought a new pc about a week ago. The specs are: msi b150 gaming m3
gigabyte gtx 1060 6gb g1
i5 6500
and a 1 tb hdd and 150 gb ssd
I use the nvidia geforce experience to optimise it and ran a benchmark and got a solid 60-63 fps.
But while i play and driving in the city there are massive fps drops (to around 37-40fps). I am just wondering if this is normal or are my components not working properly?
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  1. What game?
  2. what game are you talking about?
  3. Matevz_1 said:
    I bought a new pc about a week ago. The specs are: msi b150 gaming m3
    gigabyte gtx 1060 6gb g1
    i5 6500
    and a 1 tb hdd and 150 gb ssd
    I use the nvidia geforce experience to optimise it and ran a benchmark and got a solid 60-63 fps.
    But while i play and driving in the city there are massive fps drops (to around 37-40fps). I am just wondering if this is normal or are my components not working properly?


    I'm assuming you are talking about GTA V?

    If so yes this is possible depending on you graphic level, that game is still quite demanding to this day. You may want to turn some things down a bit, like AA.
  4. First, what game are you talking about? GTAV? Second, what are your game quality settings? Everything maxed out? Are you running AA (MSAA)? Third, what is your monitor resolution? 1080p? The more info you give the more people can get an idea if you are having a GPU performance problem.

    Generally the 1060 and an i5 6500 are an excellent match for 1080p gaming and GTAV should be running close to 90FPS average on 1080p. Here's an example with max details and 2xMSAA: http://www.guru3d.com/index.php?ct=articles&action=file&id=26842 .

    Now if you are ever in doubt if you have a bottleneck (either CPU or GPU) then download MSI Afterburner and watch your % of CPU and % of GPU history use when under gaming load. For example, if your CPU is showing 96% peak usage but GPU showing 77% peak use, it generally means your GPU is holding you back. Opposite for the CPU holding you back. I highly doubt either are your problem here however.
  5. RobCrezz said:
    What game?


    GTA V.
  6. 10tacle said:
    First, what game are you talking about? GTAV? Second, what are your game quality settings? Everything maxed out? Are you running AA (MSAA)? Third, what is your monitor resolution? 1080p? The more info you give the more people can get an idea if you are having a GPU performance problem.

    Generally the 1060 and an i5 6500 are an excellent match for 1080p gaming and GTAV should be running close to 90FPS average on 1080p.


    Yeah, it's GTA V. It's 1920x1080. Everything is on very-high (msaa 2x, anisotropic x16)
  7. If it is gta5 OP should keep "grass" at lower settings.
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    Matevz_1 said:


    Yeah, it's GTA V. It's 1920x1080. Everything is on very-high (msaa 2x, anisotropic x16)


    Yeah you need to drop the AA down, and as mentioned maybe grass as well.
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