[SOLVED] CPU bottleneck e5 2643 & GTX 1060 6gb

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I have a Intel Xeon E5 2643 0 (3.3ghz), 16gb ddr3 and a GTX 1060 EVGA 6Gb and I suspect I have a CPU bottleneck. I suspect it because I tested BSL Ultra preset shaders on Minecraft and I was getting ~60 (though the card should be capable of 80+). I turn the shaders off and I only seem to be getting barely 100FPS!? Tested GTA 5 and it seems to be running fine on max settings but I hear Minecraft is more cpu intensive. CSGO at 140. Could I be facing a CPU bottleneck? I didn't think it could be this drastic. Would a Ryzen 7 1700x boost my FPS to support the GPU?





edit/solution: on CPU intensive games (like minecraft) my CPU usage sits at 23% and GPU at 45-50%, it was definitely a CPU bottleneck since GPU isn't able to perform.
 
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Zephyl

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Use MSI Afterburner to see which hits 100% first, the GPU or the CPU. Whichever one gets to 100 before the other is bottlenecking the system. If they both reach 100% at about the same time, or one hovers between 90-100 (GPU often does) while the other is at 100%, there isn't one. But I don't expect that to be the case.
 
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Hey.. For e5-2643 and gtx 1060 specifically you might be just in the clear for not bottlenecking and hitting the limits of what gtx 1060 can do. Check some more reviews.
Also simpler test would be try to increase resolution (running 2 monitors could do it) to see if you can still hit around 60fps because if you the graphic card would be bottleneck by increasing resolution by 2 (adding one monitor with same resolution) you should half the fps if you don't and you stay in around 50fps then your processor is your limiting factor.

I've tried running gtx 1060, Rx 580 and RTX 2060 on E5-1620 and I can get increase details but I can't ever push over certain fps no matter which one of those cards I use and no matter how low I set the settings.

But for what you are trying to do https://pc-builds.com/calculator/Xeon_E5-2643/GeForce_GTX_1060/0jD0Velu/ suggest you should be ok.

Also for replacement for gaming platform I would suggest R5 1600x , 2600 they wouldn't limit your 1060 in any way.
 
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One more drop of wisdom for most recent games even (not counting CS:GO) on lower details with 1080p resolution I would simply not push over 90-100fps on the system similar to yours , no matter the magic I would apply. So cudos for getting GTA 5 at 100fps.
 

boju

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Xeons are prominently used in workstations but are fine for gaming, Practically an i7 counterpart but with more L3 cache and no igpu. Xeon E5 2643 is equivalent to an i7 2600. 1060 wont be starved by the cpu.
 
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Use MSI Afterburner to see which hits 100% first, the GPU or the CPU. Whichever one gets to 100 before the other is bottlenecking the system. If they both reach 100% at about the same time, or one hovers between 90-100 (GPU often does) while the other is at 100%, there isn't one. But I don't expect that to be the case.
I will try this, I haven't had any luck getting Riva Tuner working though but I'll try again
 

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