GTX1060 + i6500 issues running games

Hello, I have a system which uses GTX1060 (https://gear-up.me/zotac-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-gddr5-192-bit-hdmi-dvi-3xdp-bulk.html) + i6500 + 8GB RAM. When playing Withcer 3 on ultra settings, except for the hair works, which is turned off, and foliage visibility range, which is turned down to high. With these settings, the CPU often times reaches 100% usage, which is strange, considering, the i6500 shouldn't be bottlenecking the GTX1060, and from what I saw on youtube and in the forums, the game with this type of system should be running really well on ultra settings except for the hairworks setting. Also, when I walk into really densed spaces(a lot of npcs, like some places in novigrad), the FPS suffers some really hard drops, to 40's, even tho the game manages 60fps, the drops are annoying.

I had a similar issue with Watch Dogs 2, where the game was constantly using 100% of the CPU all the time. In the first area, where it happens indoors, the game was running very well, despite the CPU usage, bet when I got past it, and was driving in a car around the city, the performance was so bad, that even turning everything to low, the game still was lagging and unplayable. Witch a game like DOOM 3 tho, I have none of these problems, and FPS of around 120.

What could be the cause of the bad performance in certain games ? Secondly, does the usage of the CPU impact the FPS or are these separate issues ?Also, if it important, I'm using a G-Sync monitor, and tried clean reinstalling GPU drivers.
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  1. What's your CPU temperature when gaming?

    Yes a CPU can reduce fps, usually lower average and minimum fps. However Id expect higher than you are getting.
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  2. sizzling said:
    What's your CPU temperature when gaming?

    Yes a CPU can reduce fps, usually lower average and minimum fps. However Id expect higher than you are getting.

    at about 50-60°C. Also, the further I go into the city center the laggier it gets (Witcher 3, using everything on ultra, except for the hairworks). Also I've noticed, that if I have CPU usage of 100% but I'm not near the city center, I can have around 70fps. But still the usage is worrying, and the fps drops in populated areas troubling.
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  3. Kestutis_2 said:
    Hello, I have a system which uses GTX1060 (https://gear-up.me/zotac-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-gddr5-192-bit-hdmi-dvi-3xdp-bulk.html) + i6500 + 8GB RAM. When playing Withcer 3 on ultra settings, except for the hair works, which is turned off, and foliage visibility range, which is turned down to high. With these settings, the CPU often times reaches 100% usage, which is strange, considering, the i6500 shouldn't be bottlenecking the GTX1060, and from what I saw on youtube and in the forums, the game with this type of system should be running really well on ultra settings except for the hairworks setting. Also, when I walk into really densed spaces(a lot of npcs, like some places in novigrad), the FPS suffers some really hard drops, to 40's, even tho the game manages 60fps, the drops are annoying.

    I had a similar issue with Watch Dogs 2, where the game was constantly using 100% of the CPU all the time. In the first area, where it happens indoors, the game was running very well, despite the CPU usage, bet when I got past it, and was driving in a car around the city, the performance was so bad, that even turning everything to low, the game still was lagging and unplayable. Witch a game like DOOM 3 tho, I have none of these problems, and FPS of around 120.

    What could be the cause of the bad performance in certain games ? Secondly, does the usage of the CPU impact the FPS or are these separate issues ?Also, if it important, I'm using a G-Sync monitor, and tried clean reinstalling GPU drivers.


    sizzling said:
    What's your CPU temperature when gaming?

    Yes a CPU can reduce fps, usually lower average and minimum fps. However Id expect higher than you are getting.


    Also, here are some screenshots:

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