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Gtx 1080 Severely Underperforming

I recently rebuilt my PC with many upgrades, installed Windows 10, and took off. The specs of the system include a Gtx 1080, Ryzen 1700, 16Gb DDR4 (Dual channel), and a 750w PSU. If you would like more details, let me know. From the start, My frame rates were lower than expected. Most of them were by no means bad, but still way low for my specs. I wasn't sure what was wrong, but after running the graphics benchmark on Cinebench, it was clear. I tried updating my GPU drivers and it worked, but only for a day. That was long enough for me to have something to compare my Cinebench score to.



I am now back to getting the lower score and lower gaming performance. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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  1. latest bios? latest motherboard chipset driver? How the temp on the cpu/gpu?
  2. rgd1101 said:
    latest bios? latest motherboard chipset driver? How the temp on the cpu/gpu?


    I recently updated to the latest bios and chipset but I'll check again. Give me a moment and I'll record temps.
  3. rgd1101 said:
    latest bios? latest motherboard chipset driver? How the temp on the cpu/gpu?


    Haven't checked temps yet, but thought this was interesting. I updated the chipset and bios (losing my OC) and my score went down. Could it be the cpu?

  4. Updated the Gpu driver again. No increase this time.
  5. Cinebench isn't a gaming benchmark. Try running 3dmark Time Spy and post a link to the results. It would be a lot easier to know what sort of issues you are having with some specific examples of your problems. You might also try monitoring the temps and clocks of both your CPU and GPU.
  6. bystander said:
    Cinebench isn't a gaming benchmark. Try running 3dmark Time Spy and post a link to the results. It would be a lot easier to know what sort of issues you are having with some specific examples of your problems. You might also try monitoring the temps and clocks of both your CPU and GPU.


    http://www.3dmark.com/spy/2478922
  7. Now you need to check the temps of your CPU and GPU while running the benchmark. Try to watch the clocks too.
  8. bystander said:
    Now you need to check the temps of your CPU and GPU while running the benchmark. Try to watch the clocks too.


    Is there a way to keep HWMonitor or something on top of Time Spy? Or would you recommend I monitor it using something else?
  9. MSI Afterburner can with the on screen display options (OSD), or you can see the graphic it makes over time. HWMonitor won't, but it will at least show the maximum and minimum temps, as well as max and minimum clock rates.
  10. bystander said:
    MSI Afterburner can with the on screen display options (OSD), or you can see the graphic it makes over time. HWMonitor won't, but it will at least show the maximum and minimum temps, as well as max and minimum clock rates.


    Sorry for taking so long. I couldn't get the OSD to work but I did record my max temps. My gpu hit 85 and my cpu hit 66. Cpu was clocked at 3.2 (As I said, lost my OC when updating the bios.), and my gpu hit 1860mhz max. The low end is idle so it won't help us.
  11. Can you check the GPU usage while playing?
  12. bystander said:
    Can you check the GPU usage while playing?


    Time spy had it at 100 for most of afterburner's log.
  13. That's good, and means the CPU may not be the culprit. Let's start by removing your drivers and using a DDU to clean up any old drivers. Then go to Nvidia and install the newest ones available.

    One thing that does appear to be poor, is the clocks and the temp it got to. There could be some thermal throttling there. How is the air flow in your case? How are the fan speeds? What model of GTX 1080 do you have (post a link).
  14. wiseoxejah said:
    bystander said:
    MSI Afterburner can with the on screen display options (OSD), or you can see the graphic it makes over time. HWMonitor won't, but it will at least show the maximum and minimum temps, as well as max and minimum clock rates.


    Sorry for taking so long. I couldn't get the OSD to work but I did record my max temps. My gpu hit 85 and my cpu hit 66. Cpu was clocked at 3.2 (As I said, lost my OC when updating the bios.), and my gpu hit 1860mhz max. The low end is idle so it won't help us.


    That's on the warm side for the GPU, could be thermal throttling.

    What model GTX 1080 do you have?
  15. jankerson said:
    wiseoxejah said:
    bystander said:
    MSI Afterburner can with the on screen display options (OSD), or you can see the graphic it makes over time. HWMonitor won't, but it will at least show the maximum and minimum temps, as well as max and minimum clock rates.


    Sorry for taking so long. I couldn't get the OSD to work but I did record my max temps. My gpu hit 85 and my cpu hit 66. Cpu was clocked at 3.2 (As I said, lost my OC when updating the bios.), and my gpu hit 1860mhz max. The low end is idle so it won't help us.


    That's on the warm side for the GPU, could be thermal throttling.

    What model GTX 1080 do you have?



    It's an oem msi aero that I bought refurbished (probably my issue). I know I shouldn't have gotten a reference card but it was a steal.
  16. wiseoxejah said:
    jankerson said:
    wiseoxejah said:
    bystander said:
    MSI Afterburner can with the on screen display options (OSD), or you can see the graphic it makes over time. HWMonitor won't, but it will at least show the maximum and minimum temps, as well as max and minimum clock rates.


    Sorry for taking so long. I couldn't get the OSD to work but I did record my max temps. My gpu hit 85 and my cpu hit 66. Cpu was clocked at 3.2 (As I said, lost my OC when updating the bios.), and my gpu hit 1860mhz max. The low end is idle so it won't help us.


    That's on the warm side for the GPU, could be thermal throttling.

    What model GTX 1080 do you have?



    It's an oem msi aero that I bought refurbished (probably my issue). I know I shouldn't have gotten a reference card but it was a steal.


    Well play with the side off the case and see what the temps are.

    Refurbished is not usually a good thing, all that usually means is someone returned it because they OCed the heck out of it until it had issues then returned it.

    A good rule is never buy a rebub or used graphics card, especially these days.
  17. jankerson said:
    wiseoxejah said:
    jankerson said:
    wiseoxejah said:
    bystander said:
    MSI Afterburner can with the on screen display options (OSD), or you can see the graphic it makes over time. HWMonitor won't, but it will at least show the maximum and minimum temps, as well as max and minimum clock rates.


    Sorry for taking so long. I couldn't get the OSD to work but I did record my max temps. My gpu hit 85 and my cpu hit 66. Cpu was clocked at 3.2 (As I said, lost my OC when updating the bios.), and my gpu hit 1860mhz max. The low end is idle so it won't help us.


    That's on the warm side for the GPU, could be thermal throttling.

    What model GTX 1080 do you have?



    It's an oem msi aero that I bought refurbished (probably my issue). I know I shouldn't have gotten a reference card but it was a steal.


    Well play with the side off the case and see what the temps are.

    Refurbished is not usually a good thing, all that usually means is someone returned it because they OCed the heck out of it until it had issues then returned it.

    A good rule is never buy a rebub or used graphics card, especially these days.


    I just checked one of my games and the temp maxed at 64 but I still get way lower frames than I should. The one time I got the card working after reinstalling the drivers, I got over 200fps but now I can hardly get 70. My gf has a 1050ti and gets over 100 consistently. Does that mean it isn't thermal throttling? I have great airflow. I'm starting to think I just picked up a bad card. I got it for $425. That's why I got it.
  18. What happens if you run HEAVEN or Valley.
  19. I hate to revive this thread, but I have some updates. I ended up buying a brand new 1080 strix and it didn't help. I reinstalled windows again and it barely helped. For an example of how badly my system is performing, if I'm using SEUS in Minecraft, I never get over 20 fps. Here is a video of someone with the same specs for reference. It wasn't the gpu or the windows installation. What could it be??? (Btw, it now scores 7422 on time spy.)
  20. Can you post a picture of the inside of your case?
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