I've seen plenty of threads on this, and according to them, my cpu should be fine and not bottlenecking.
Too long? Don't want to read? Here's the simple version - Why won't my graphics card go to 100% utilization in some games? example, Far Cry 3, maxed out, 8XMSAA, 45-65% usage. Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Maxed out, same deal. What's up with that?
I have an AMD FX-8350 clocked at 4.6 GHz on all cores on a Gigabyte 990FXA UD3 AM3+ motherboard.
I am using a 1080p 60 fps panel (Upgrading to 1440p 144 hz soon, so don't give me bs for using 1080p with a GTX 1080 :D )
650 Watt Rosewill PSU
I have the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 running in OC mode with a little OC using the Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming Engine. Runs unigine heaven at 1987 Mhz steady at like 67C 100% usage.
So the issue is with a few games.. and utilization on the card.
So let's set the scene, if possible.
I ordered the card last week, it arrived today. Pretty excited, upgrading from a Sapphire R9 270X Dual-X OC card which has served me well since November of 2014. Popped the card into the slot, booted up. Used AMD's clean uninstall utility to uninstall all the AMD drivers/programs etc. Installed Nvidia's drivers. tried out Star Wars Battlefront, getting 45 FPS on one map with everything maxed out while recording gameplay with PlaysTV. Thought that was kind of odd.... lowered the resolution scaling back to 100%, default and it was 60 fps or more.. but not nearly 120 fps as people who are benchmarking the game are getting :/ CPU usage 60-70% GPU usage about 60% star wars battlefront usually around 70 some fps @ 1936 MHz steady
Opened up Far Cry 3, maxed that out, 8XMSAA, not recording. Getting 55 FPS, just running around. ummmm, okay? Looking at the sky gets me about 120. again, around 50% utilization, sometimes more, sometimes less.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate, same deal. Far Cry 4, same deal. Is it because of the 8XMSAA? other settings, still the same deal with usage, between 50-60% in most games while the CPU is at around 50-60%. Sometimes even higher like 74%. Is it because of my power supply?
Any assistance would be appreciated....
Feel free to ask for more details on anything, I want to get this resolved if possible.