GTX 1080ti Low FPS

Just installed a Gtx 1080ti, but I'm not seeing much of an fps improvement over my Gtx 980. Some games(i.e. Dishonored 2, Quantum Break) even drop below 40fps on occasion. I am running an i5 4690k. Is the CPU the problem?
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  1. Full system specs please. Along with resolution of display.
    Did you use DDU?
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  2. dotas1 said:
    Full system specs please. Along with resolution of display.
    Did you use DDU?


    Asus z97-A motherboard
    12GB DDR3 memory
    MSI founders Gtx 1080ti
    Intel i5 4690k 3.5 ghz
    Corsair 600w PSU
    Monitor Resolution:1920x1080p

    I have not used ddu.
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  3. > It seems like you're using 2x4GB RAM + 1x4GB? If so, try removing the extra 4GB RAM module you're using for testing.
    > Uninstall your current GPU drivers using DDU, like mentioned above. It really helps in many cases. Make sure you install the latest and newest Nvidia Game Ready driver after.
    > When playing games, check CPU + GPU temperatures and also check CPU + GPU utilisation. You can enable both using MSI Afterburner.
    - Checking temperatures will indicate throttling, need to make sure nothing in your system is exceeding temps higher than 80 degrees for example.
    - Checking utilisation will show you how much the CPU and GPU are used.
    - Up to 100% usage on the GPU indicates It's being optimally used (good).
    - Up to 100% usage on the CPU indicates a bottleneck (not good).
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  4. Use DDU first and check temps afterwards. While idle and while gaming both for CPU and GPU.
    A 1080ti is bottlenecked by almost all CPUs in 1080p but can be handled better when at 4k. (Various threads about this issue). But your fps are low and o don't think is because of bottleneck.
    Try what I said please.
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  5. RCFProd said:
    > It seems like you're using 2x4GB RAM + 1x4GB? If so, try removing the extra 4GB RAM module you're using for testing.
    > Uninstall your current GPU drivers using DDU, like mentioned above. It really helps in many cases. Make sure you install the latest and newest Nvidia Game Ready driver after.
    > When playing games, check CPU + GPU temperatures and also check CPU + GPU utilisation. You can enable both using MSI Afterburner.
    - Checking temperatures will indicate throttling, need to make sure nothing in your system is exceeding temps higher than 80 degrees for example.
    - Checking utilisation will show you how much the CPU and GPU are used.
    - Up to 100% usage on the GPU indicates It's being optimally used (good).
    - Up to 100% usage on the CPU indicates a bottleneck (not good).


    Tried the DDU with no real improvement. GPU temp is consistently under 67 degrees, and CPU is under 60 degrees.
    Each CUP core is at around 96 percent usage, while the GYM 1080ti hover between 60-90 percent.
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  6. So it does indicate a CPU bottleneck.

    You've tried removing the 1x4GB RAM and have the newest Nvidia drivers installed?

    What type of install is your Windows? It is an upgrade or a fresh install?
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