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GTX 1080 underperforming

I installed my GPU a few days ago but just got time to play games today. Well it turns out that my 1080 is underperforming by a lot. I'm getting about 80~100 FPS on BF4 Domination (1080p, Ultra Settings, 100% Res. Scale), 50~100 FPS on H1Z1 KoTK (1080p all maxed out), around 200 FPS on CSGO. Changing the settings to low makes little to no difference.

My PC specs:
GA-H170-Gaming 3 DDR3
i5 6600 3.3GHz
MSI Gaming GTX 1080
2x 4GB 1600MHz DDR3
850 EVO 250GB SSD
Seagate 1TB HDD
Seasonic S12II 620W
Asus MG248Q 144Hz

Do I need more RAM? Is DDR3 the problem?
I don't think the CPU is bottlenecking the GPU, but who knows :(

Any help is appreciated :D
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    A couple of things could be your issue. Yes you were correct in saying that the CPU and RAM are a bottleneck. Also update the drivers directly off the Nvidia website. Is your PC prebuilt? If so for Bloatware which could be clogging up your system. Also check thermals to make sure that there is no thermal throttling going on. Lastly try and play your games on 1440p or higher (Assuming that's your monitors resolution) because there the GPU will be leveraged more causing less of a bottleneck.
  2. CPU bottleneck, I have 6700K and GTX 1080 G1 Gaming, and I have 200fps most of the time maxed out on 1080p on BF4, and around 160-190fps on BF1 maxed out, so yeah, probably your CPU is too weak. That's why I always say if you thinking of getting such powerful card, buy an i7.
  3. CSGO is having CPU issues currently, for bf4 probably your CPU is bottlenecking GPU.
    Get MSI afterburner and check % cpu & gpu usage.
    Also it would be preferred to upgrade to 16gb ram, like a kit 2x8GB.
    Getting more 4gb sticks can cause problems, so its not advised.
  4. Nanookie said:
    Changing the settings to low makes little to no difference


    Usually that's a clear symptom of a CPU bottleneck....

    You are using a 6600 at stock, from the test you could see that a 6600k at 3.5 (against your 3.3) get 80-134 on Bf1 at Dx12 that is more or less similar at the values you are getting.
  5. So you either can get a gtx 1070 or an i7.
  6. Well, I just ran MSI Afterburner. CPU usage is at constant 80%, while GPU usage is at 50%. So I need a better CPU. Cool. :(
  7. misteriosly said:
    CSGO is having CPU issues currently, for bf4 probably your CPU is bottlenecking GPU.
    Get MSI afterburner and check % cpu & gpu usage.
    Also it would be preferred to upgrade to 16gb ram, like a kit 2x8GB.
    Getting more 4gb sticks can cause problems, so its not advised.


    Why buying more 4GB sticks will be a problem? I don't really get it.
  8. THe difference is that the kits are pre tested to ensure that they work together at the same settings - Modules of the same line will still vary slightly and buying 2 seperate modules on different days\weeks of production can result in them not working well together - so buying them in a kit ensures that you are getting 2 modules from the same production and that they have already been tested to perform together.

    So having more sticks, on top of that not a kit, may cause system instability.
  9. misteriosly said:
    THe difference is that the kits are pre tested to ensure that they work together at the same settings - Modules of the same line will still vary slightly and buying 2 seperate modules on different days\weeks of production can result in them not working well together - so buying them in a kit ensures that you are getting 2 modules from the same production and that they have already been tested to perform together.

    So having more sticks, on top of that not a kit, may cause system instability.


    yes that's great and all but that's not the problem, it's CPU bottlenecking
  10. Thanks for the answers guys. I'll buy an i7 6700 as soon as possible. :/
  11. Nanookie said:
    Thanks for the answers guys. I'll buy an i7 6700 as soon as possible. :/


    if 6700k is not to expensive get the K version. It's bigger difference than you would think. I had them both and I can tell you first hand, 600mhz makes a difference.
  12. Alright, I just have to find a store that has the 6700k. Brazil problems hahaha
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