Low gpu usage gtx 1080

Hi i bought a new pc and i'm not getting the perforance that i should

My specs:
GPU: Gigabyte gtx 1080
CPU: Amd ryzen 5 1600x
RAM: Hyperx Fury 8gb DDR4 3200mhz cl18
Motherboard: ASUS STRIX B350-F GAMING
Power supply: Antec hcg-900w
CPU Coller: Corsair Hydro H100x
SSD: Corsair Force MP500 120 Go
HDD: 2tb toshiba 7.2k RPM
OS: Windows 10 pro 64 bits
Monitor: Acer - XF240Hbmjdpr 144hz

I play mainly CSGO and my gpu usage is around 50% ~130fps ~50 degrees this may sound naive but if you played csgo you know that you need all the fps you can get
CPU arround 35% usage 40 degrees
CSGO is on the ssd
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  1. Any cpu cores hitting 100%?
  2. It will be impossible to push a gtx 1080 to full load via 1080p resolution. It's at minimum a 1440p resolution card.
  3. sizzling said:
    Any cpu cores hitting 100%?


    No but core 0 and 1 are a bit higher than the rest up to 75% usage
  4. SgtScream said:
    It will be impossible to push a gtx 1080 to full load via 1080p resolution. It's at minimum a 1440p resolution card.


    My friend gets +350fps with a gtx 980 at 1080p
  5. It's more a matter of optimization than anything else. Not all games are set up the same when it comes to that end of things. While some are more graphically dependent, others are more CPU bound no matter what resolution you choose. That said, you're not going to max out a 1080 at 1080p. If you really want to put the card to work, it'll require a 1440p monitor or greater.
  6. SkyBill40 said:
    It's more a matter of optimization than anything else. Not all games are set up the same when it comes to that end of things. While some are more graphically dependent, others are more CPU bound no matter what resolution you choose. That said, you're not going to max out a 1080 at 1080p. If you really want to put the card to work, it'll require a 1440p monitor or greater.

    I use DSR and tried the game at 1440p and 4k and i just got less fps with ~50/60 gpu usage
  7. vitorvalente6 said:
    SkyBill40 said:
    It's more a matter of optimization than anything else. Not all games are set up the same when it comes to that end of things. While some are more graphically dependent, others are more CPU bound no matter what resolution you choose. That said, you're not going to max out a 1080 at 1080p. If you really want to put the card to work, it'll require a 1440p monitor or greater.

    I use DSR and tried the game at 1440p and 4k and i just got less fps with ~50/60 gpu usage



    DSR is certainly going to add more complexity to the work the GPU has to do and will assuredly decrease your FPS. As before, it's game optimization that is the deciding factor. CS-GO isn't a hugely graphically demanding game and you're not likely to ever put much strain on that GPU playing it. If you want more FPS, turn some of your settings down and see if that helps any. As it stands, you're running close to your display's max frame rate anyway and anything above it is meaningless.
  8. SkyBill40 said:
    vitorvalente6 said:
    SkyBill40 said:
    It's more a matter of optimization than anything else. Not all games are set up the same when it comes to that end of things. While some are more graphically dependent, others are more CPU bound no matter what resolution you choose. That said, you're not going to max out a 1080 at 1080p. If you really want to put the card to work, it'll require a 1440p monitor or greater.

    I use DSR and tried the game at 1440p and 4k and i just got less fps with ~50/60 gpu usage



    DSR is certainly going to add more complexity to the work the GPU has to do and will assuredly decrease your FPS. As before, it's game optimization that is the deciding factor. CS-GO isn't a hugely graphically demanding game and you're not likely to ever put much strain on that GPU playing it. If you want more FPS, turn some of your settings down and see if that helps any. As it stands, you're running close to your display's max frame rate anyway and anything above it is meaningless.


    turning down the game settings lowers the gpu usage and gives the same fps
    ty for answering me anyway
  9. What CPU does your friend have?
  10. drivinfast247 said:
    What CPU does your friend have?


    i5-8600k
  11. The i5-8600k is a much faster CPU than the 1600x. Especially in gaming.
  12. drivinfast247 said:
    The i5-8600k is a much faster CPU than the 1600x. Especially in gaming.

    thats not the point mine doesn't even reach half of is potential
  13. As turning down settings does not help (which is normal), you might as well max them out and have it look pretty at 'only' 100-150 fps, right?
  14. Temps look good - what is your clockspeed while gaming?

    Get latest bios for that mobo.

    Install latest chipset, lan, usb, storage, and audio drivers.

    Try setting windows power to max performance.

    Was this a clean windows install or moved from an older pc?
  15. J_E_D_70 said:
    Temps look good - what is your clockspeed while gaming?

    Get latest bios for that mobo.

    Install latest chipset, lan, usb, storage, and audio drivers.

    Try setting windows power to max performance.

    Was this a clean windows install or moved from an older pc?

    I already updated the bios and the drivers as well the only thing that i have from my older pc is the hdd but there wasn't a windows installed on it
    And yes it's a clean windows install on the max performance setting
    I tried overlooking the cpu to 4ghz didn't see much difrence and the gpu boost up to 1900 mhz by its own
  16. mdd1963 said:
    As turning down settings does not help (which is normal), you might as well max them out and have it look pretty at 'only' 100-150 fps, right?


    yeah you are right it's just annoying that i have a 1080 and get less fps than ppl with 980 and lower just because of gpu boost 3.0
  17. Understand you’ve oc’d but I mean have you watched the actual clock rate with afterburner or the like while gaming to make sure it’s clocking up?
  18. It's not about the CPU load, but the frequency & data throughput. Ryzen cannot push the gtx 1080 to FPS high enough, to match 240hz refresh rate. In many titles even the 8700k can struggle maintaining FPS that high:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3505265/gtx-1080-bottleneck-1080p-240hz.html
    You're better off returning the 240hz panel for a 1440p gsync panel. This will place more demand on the GPU (which is what you want to get your money's worth) and depend less on the CPU throughput.
  19. J_E_D_70 said:
    Understand you’ve oc’d but I mean have you watched the actual clock rate with afterburner or the like while gaming to make sure it’s clocking up?


    yes i used heinfo64
  20. SgtScream said:
    It will be impossible to push a gtx 1080 to full load via 1080p resolution. It's at minimum a 1440p resolution card.


    My systems do it easy, my old 7700K and 8700K and 8086K all utilized the GTX 1080 in the high 90% at 1080P.

    Just have to have the CPU to push it.

    Running a 8700K with a GTX 1080 (1080P Monitor) and 8086K with a GTX 1080Ti (1440P Monitor) currently.
  21. jankerson said:
    SgtScream said:
    It will be impossible to push a gtx 1080 to full load via 1080p resolution. It's at minimum a 1440p resolution card.


    My systems do it easy, my old 7700K and 8700K and 8086K all utilized the GTX 1080 in the high 90% at 1080P.

    Just have to have the CPU to push it.

    Running a 8700K with a GTX 1080 (1080P Monitor) and 8086K with a GTX 1080Ti (1440P Monitor) currently.


    On a 240hz monitor?
  22. jankerson said:
    SgtScream said:
    It will be impossible to push a gtx 1080 to full load via 1080p resolution. It's at minimum a 1440p resolution card.


    My systems do it easy, my old 7700K and 8700K and 8086K all utilized the GTX 1080 in the high 90% at 1080P.

    Just have to have the CPU to push it.

    Running a 8700K with a GTX 1080 (1080P Monitor) and 8086K with a GTX 1080Ti (1440P Monitor) currently.



    it depends on the game, i have been playing final fantasy 15 and the gpu is locked at 99% usage at 1080p i just wish it would do the same is csgo
  23. SgtScream said:
    jankerson said:
    SgtScream said:
    It will be impossible to push a gtx 1080 to full load via 1080p resolution. It's at minimum a 1440p resolution card.


    My systems do it easy, my old 7700K and 8700K and 8086K all utilized the GTX 1080 in the high 90% at 1080P.

    Just have to have the CPU to push it.

    Running a 8700K with a GTX 1080 (1080P Monitor) and 8086K with a GTX 1080Ti (1440P Monitor) currently.


    On a 240hz monitor?


    Why would anyone need a 240Hz monitor?

    And even if they did have one it would be a G-SYNC Monitor anyway so it won't matter.

    The OP has a 144Hz 1080P Monitor without G-SYNC so all he has to do is make sure V-Sync is disabled and it will run fine.
  24. vitorvalente6 said:
    jankerson said:
    SgtScream said:
    It will be impossible to push a gtx 1080 to full load via 1080p resolution. It's at minimum a 1440p resolution card.


    My systems do it easy, my old 7700K and 8700K and 8086K all utilized the GTX 1080 in the high 90% at 1080P.

    Just have to have the CPU to push it.

    Running a 8700K with a GTX 1080 (1080P Monitor) and 8086K with a GTX 1080Ti (1440P Monitor) currently.



    it depends on the game, i have been playing final fantasy 15 and the gpu is locked at 99% usage at 1080p i just wish it would do the same is csgo


    Yeah, it does depend on the game, the more CPU intensive games will make the CPU struggle to keep up.
  25. jankerson said:
    SgtScream said:
    jankerson said:
    SgtScream said:
    It will be impossible to push a gtx 1080 to full load via 1080p resolution. It's at minimum a 1440p resolution card.


    My systems do it easy, my old 7700K and 8700K and 8086K all utilized the GTX 1080 in the high 90% at 1080P.

    Just have to have the CPU to push it.

    Running a 8700K with a GTX 1080 (1080P Monitor) and 8086K with a GTX 1080Ti (1440P Monitor) currently.


    On a 240hz monitor?


    Why would anyone need a 240Hz monitor?

    And even if they did have one it would be a G-SYNC Monitor anyway so it won't matter.


    It's what he has...
    He's trying to match frames with refresh rate.
  26. SgtScream said:
    jankerson said:
    SgtScream said:
    jankerson said:
    SgtScream said:
    It will be impossible to push a gtx 1080 to full load via 1080p resolution. It's at minimum a 1440p resolution card.


    My systems do it easy, my old 7700K and 8700K and 8086K all utilized the GTX 1080 in the high 90% at 1080P.

    Just have to have the CPU to push it.

    Running a 8700K with a GTX 1080 (1080P Monitor) and 8086K with a GTX 1080Ti (1440P Monitor) currently.


    On a 240hz monitor?


    Why would anyone need a 240Hz monitor?

    And even if they did have one it would be a G-SYNC Monitor anyway so it won't matter.


    It's what he has...
    He's trying to match frames with refresh rate.



    He has a 144Hz 1080P monitor.

    Not 240Hz.

    Acer - XF240Hbmjdpr 144hz

    https://www.144hzmonitors.com/monitors/acer-xf240h-24-inch-144hz-freesync-gaming-monitor/
  27. vitorvalente6, I owe you an apology. I misread your monitor specs.
  28. SgtScream said:
    vitorvalente6, I owe you an apology. I misread your monitor specs.


    NP
  29. Try fps_max 0 in csgo console
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