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Good parts can't run games?

Ok guys so I play all types of games from BF1 to Wow and LoL. My specs on my computer are AMD 8320 cpu
Crossfired Radeon RX480's 8Gbs
32 gigs or ram
Crosshair V Formula-Z motherboard

But When I play games my fps is so low and I lag like crazy. Even playing wow I only get around 32-35 fps. I'm not sure whats going on, could someone help me out?
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  1. Check your CPU temperature to make sure it isn't thermal throttling and you may want to try with only one GPU or CF disabled to see if that helps.

    My i5-3470 and GTX1050 have no problem holding ~60fps with most settings maxed out in WoW at 1200p. (No AA.)
  2. InvalidError said:
    Check your CPU temperature to make sure it isn't thermal throttling and you may want to try with only one GPU or CF disabled to see if that helps.

    My i5-3470 and GTX1050 have no problem holding ~60fps with most settings maxed out in WoW at 1200p. (No AA.)


    My CPU temps is around 20-30 I'v never really seen it get above 33
    And I originally had 1 GPU and it did the same so I thought id buy another one and see if that would help and it didn't.
  3. powerman659 said:
    My CPU temps is around 20-30 I'v never really seen it get above 33

    Unless you have cryo-cooling or a temperature sensor with horrible offset, 33C sounds more like an idle temperature than a load temperature from running a game.
  4. WoW doesn't actually scale well will xfire / SLI in my experience, also you don't mention what quality settings. Try lowering the settings right down, if the fps goes up you have a GPU bottleneck, if it doesn't it's something else. WoW also needs a good broadband connection to get consistent fps.

    final point, 8320 is a good CPU but it's not the best gaming CPU. Some games that are not particularly multi-threaded (like WoW) benefit greatly from the higher Clock speed and IPC of an i5 or better. Your CPU may not be loaded all that much on most of it's cores and still bottleneck some games.
  5. You shouldn't be getting those frames with those specs. The bottleneck would be the cpu, but no way it would bottleneck it that much. Try reinstalling drivers, and running a stress test to see what the issue is. (I personally use the furry doughnut of death - furmark)
  6. Ok so I figured out the low fps issue, but here is another one. I am wanting to stream twitch and play games but I cannot play a game with out it lagging so bad the stream don't even play. I have 150mbps internet and that still don't help. I'v seen people steam on lap tops so what am I doing wrong?
  7. People who are streaming from laptops are likely using Intel's QuickSync video encoder or Nvidia's ShadowPlay if they have a mobile Nvidia GPU. If you want to stream from a desktop PC without frame drops and using software-based encoding, you may need to look into something much beefier than the old and tired FX CPUs, such as AMD's R5-1600 or Intel's i7-7700.
  8. Mind letting us know what was causing the low fps? might be helpful for someone else
  9. I reapplied thermal paste and it seems to be working right now
  10. I also have xsplit I'm trying to stream with. Would it just not like that program or something?
  11. Anyone?
  12. xsplit uses software-based x264 encoding by default and that alone would eat a large chunk of your FX8320.
  13. InvalidError said:
    xsplit uses software-based x264 encoding by default and that alone would eat a large chunk of your FX8320.


    How would I change it? I also have OBS and it seems to work a little better but when I turn on the cam the cam just freezes no matter what I set the resolution to or lower anything.
  14. Best answer
    When you use the camera, the CPU has to decode video from the GPU, decode video from the camera, do the picture-in-picture composition, then re-encode. That's a lot more work than piping video straight from the GPU or camera's built-in encoder.
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