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I7 6700k and GTX 1080 Underperforming

First off my specs are:
Motherboard: GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 LGA 1151 Intel Z170
CPU: Skylake Intel i7 6700k 4.0 ghz
GPU: Asus ROG GeForce GTX 1080 Strix 8gb
RAM: 2 x 8gb HyperX Fury DDR4
SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 250gb
HDD: WD Blue 1TB
Power: EVGA SuperNova 750w P2
(144hz 1080p monitor)
Newest Nvidia drivers DDU installed

Around January I purchased my first high end pc for gaming, I based my build around getting 144fps in BattleField 1 and since playing on my pc, medium settings only yield me around 80-110 fps in 64 man lobby with drops into the 50's. My setup is very similar to streamers who are able to get 130-165fps in BF1 and never really drop below 100. I'm looking for problems in my system and what I could possibly do to enhance my performance. Game settings and very few windows settings have helped me at all. I feel like my performance should be better than what it is and I'm very underwhelmed considering the price of this PC.

I've tried most software fixes around the forums and on YouTube but nothing seems to work which is making me think it's a hardware issue.
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    use the computer benchmark here.
    http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Software
    this will give you a score and and compare against similar systems.
    I think it can even troubleshoot as well.
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  2. freercurse said:
    use the computer benchmark here.
    http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Software
    this will give you a score and and compare against similar systems.
    I think it can even troubleshoot as well.

    Okay, I will try this when I get home later today.
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  3. Multiplayer likes many fast threads.
    You are leaving performance on the table by not clocking your I7-6700K higher.
    How high you can go is determined by your luck in getting a good chip.

    As of 12/04/2016
    What percent can get an overclock at a somewhat sane 1.4v Vcore.

    I7-6700K
    4.9 5%
    4.8 21%
    4.7 64%
    4.6 96%

    You will want better than the stock intel cooler.
    How strong a cooler you can get will be determined by your case.

    Something like a $35 cryorig H7 will do the job in a space restricted case.

    If have 160mm available, I recommend the scythe kotetsu for $40
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA9ZH3S91295
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  4. geofelt said:
    Multiplayer likes many fast threads.
    You are leaving performance on the table by not clocking your I7-6700K higher.
    How high you can go is determined by your luck in getting a good chip.

    As of 12/04/2016
    What percent can get an overclock at a somewhat sane 1.4v Vcore.

    I7-6700K
    4.9 5%
    4.8 21%
    4.7 64%
    4.6 96%

    You will want better than the stock intel cooler.
    How strong a cooler you can get will be determined by your case.

    Something like a $35 cryorig H7 will do the job in a space restricted case.

    If have 160mm available, I recommend the scythe kotetsu for $40
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA9ZH3S91295


    So you think just a CPU oc could help with all of this? My gpu is clocked close to 2000MHz and it still hasn't seemed to help much.
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  5. Have you checked to see if you have any thermal throttling going on?

    I currently have my GTX 1080 running at 2114MHz and the memory at 5500MHz, and my card is not as good as the ROG STRIX card, I would try overclocking it a bit further if you know how.

    What cooler do you have on your CPU? If its a pretty good one, I would suggest trying to hit 4.5 to 4.6GHz, that will get you a nice bump in performance as well as the GPU overclock if you decide to do it.

    For reference, I have the Gainward Phoenix GS GTX 1080, its one of the cheapest and I have it pushing 2114MHz and only hit a max of 74c, you'd be perfectly fine with an overclock on that card.
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  6. NGX said:
    Have you checked to see if you have any thermal throttling going on?

    I currently have my GTX 1080 running at 2114MHz and the memory at 5500MHz, and my card is not as good as the ROG STRIX card, I would try overclocking it a bit further if you know how.

    What cooler do you have on your CPU? If its a pretty good one, I would suggest trying to hit 4.5 to 4.6GHz, that will get you a nice bump in performance as well as the GPU overclock if you decide to do it.

    For reference, I have the Gainward Phoenix GS GTX 1080, its one of the cheapest and I have it pushing 2114MHz and only hit a max of 74c, you'd be perfectly fine with an overclock on that card.

    I should have updated. I ran user benchmark and found that my RAM was running single channel. I fixed that, put it to dual channel, overclocked my CPU to 4.5 as I have the Hyper Evo 212 cooler and now I'm hitting 160-200 fps in BF1. I just bought an AIO cooler for further cooling now that my build is better. Thanks guys.
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  7. Smgreen said:
    NGX said:
    Have you checked to see if you have any thermal throttling going on?

    I currently have my GTX 1080 running at 2114MHz and the memory at 5500MHz, and my card is not as good as the ROG STRIX card, I would try overclocking it a bit further if you know how.

    What cooler do you have on your CPU? If its a pretty good one, I would suggest trying to hit 4.5 to 4.6GHz, that will get you a nice bump in performance as well as the GPU overclock if you decide to do it.

    For reference, I have the Gainward Phoenix GS GTX 1080, its one of the cheapest and I have it pushing 2114MHz and only hit a max of 74c, you'd be perfectly fine with an overclock on that card.

    I should have updated. I ran user benchmark and found that my RAM was running single channel. I fixed that, put it to dual channel, overclocked my CPU to 4.5 as I have the Hyper Evo 212 cooler and now I'm hitting 160-200 fps in BF1. I just bought an AIO cooler for further cooling now that my build is better. Thanks guys.


    When you install your H100, would you post your results?
    Cooler benchmarks are usually done in an open test bed which is easiest and more controlled.
    In a case, I suspect results will be different.
    My guess is that you will not be able to OC any higher, and that noise will be higher, and that your parts will accumulate dust quicker.
    I know this sounds negative, but I truly want to hear of real life experiences with changing to AIO coolers.
    Reply to geofelt
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