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Problems running games with strix GTX1060 O6G

I just bought new gtx 1060 as an upgrade to my pc because my old gtx 750ti was starting to get some problems with running games.
After some testing with the new card i realised that it performs almost as bad as my old 750ti. This felt really wierd so I started to look how the card performs with Asus GPU TweakII software, and it looked like i was not getting all the performance out from the card. Im getting 160-80fps in CS:GO. I dont have any idea why this happens. And before anyone askes, im "starting" pc-gamer, so im not professional with these things! :??: ;)

Anyway, here's my specs...
PSU: Cooler Master 600w
CPU: AMD FX-4350
GPU: Asus strix GTX1060 O6G
Motherboard: AMD 970
SSD: Intel SSD 240GB
RAM: HyperX 8GB (2x4GB)
HDD: Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue
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  1. What it sounds like to me is that you're running into a bottleneck; essentially your CPU is substantially weaker than your GPU, and is thus unable to keep up with the GPU, limiting your performance. The reason you're experiencing the same performance as on your 750ti is because your CPU cannot properly utilize the extra power of the 1060.

    Is your CPU usage at 100% or close to it when you run games? If yes, then you're most definitely being bottlenecked by the FX-4350. Your only real course of action would be to upgrade your CPU to something a bit more powerful, assuming of course that a bottleneck is the problem.

    Also, the reason you're getting good framerates on CS:GO is because CS:GO is a very well optimized game, and runs well on most systems.
  2. TechTech said:
    What it sounds like to me is that you're running into a bottleneck; essentially your CPU is substantially weaker than your GPU, and is thus unable to keep up with the GPU, limiting your performance. The reason you're experiencing the same performance as on your 750ti is because your CPU cannot properly utilize the extra power of the 1060.

    Is your CPU usage at 100% or close to it when you run games? If yes, then you're most definitely being bottlenecked by the FX-4350. Your only real course of action would be to upgrade your CPU to something a bit more powerful, assuming of course that a bottleneck is the problem.

    Also, the reason you're getting good framerates on CS:GO is because CS:GO is a very well optimized game, and runs well on most systems.

    Thanks for replying!
    Atleast what ive looked my cpu usage is usually pretty close to 100%, usually when gaming its between 70-99%
    Can you suggest me some cpu's, because i think i might need to really start to think about buying new one soon!
  3. Best answer
    Check the CPU compatibility list for your motherboard. The most cost-effective option would be selling your current chip and buying an FX 8-core if they are supported by your motherboard.

    The boxed AMD chips come with a cooler (albeit usually a very loud one), so no need to worry about that.
  4. Nalluxa said:
    TechTech said:
    What it sounds like to me is that you're running into a bottleneck; essentially your CPU is substantially weaker than your GPU, and is thus unable to keep up with the GPU, limiting your performance. The reason you're experiencing the same performance as on your 750ti is because your CPU cannot properly utilize the extra power of the 1060.

    Is your CPU usage at 100% or close to it when you run games? If yes, then you're most definitely being bottlenecked by the FX-4350. Your only real course of action would be to upgrade your CPU to something a bit more powerful, assuming of course that a bottleneck is the problem.

    Also, the reason you're getting good framerates on CS:GO is because CS:GO is a very well optimized game, and runs well on most systems.

    Thanks for replying!
    Atleast what ive looked my cpu usage is usually pretty close to 100%, usually when gaming its between 70-99%
    Can you suggest me some cpu's, because i think i might need to really start to think about buying new one soon!



    I'm not that great with AMD processors, however I do know that this one won't bottleneck your 1060 at all, and should fit in the same motherboard > https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113399

    You will need to get a seperate CPU cooler for it though. I would shop around, see what you can afford that fits into the AM3+ socket, then simply google "Will x processor bottleneck the gtx 1060". You should find the answers you need!
  5. Mr Kagouris said:
    Check the CPU compatibility list for your motherboard. The most cost-effective option would be selling your current chip and buying an FX 8-core if they are supported by your motherboard.

    The boxed AMD chips come with a cooler (albeit usually a very loud one), so no need to worry about that.

    Thanks for your answer!
    Im not sure if i want to change to intel's products, so any ideas what kinda mb's and processor would be good?
  6. If you want to change to Intel you'll need to change CPU, motherboard and RAM. Without any sort of budget we can't really recommend anything.
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