Question Getting the same fps on highest and lowest setting.

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I have an 9900k rtx 2080ti 16gb ram and a 1080p 360hz monitor

I'm trying to play games at 300+ fps but the only games I can get close to that is apex at around 300fps and csgo

I'm wondering why most games I play I'll get between 150-200 fps on highest setting and then when I lower settings to lower there is no improvement in fps. Why is this?

What is the cheapest option for me to get 300+ fps?
 

Lutfij

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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

You forgot to mention the make and model of your PSU and it's age. What sort of temps do you see with your hardware when taxed? What OS are you working with? Check and see if your motherboard is pending BIOS updates, then make sue your OS is up to date, then download the latest drivers from Nvidia's support site, use DDU in Safe Mode and then manually reinstall your GPU drivers in an elevated command, i.e, Right click installer>Run as Administrator.

See if that brings your frame back up. As a side note, what games are you taxing the system with and where did you source said titles from?

What is the cheapest option for me to get 300+ fps?
If you were asking for hardware upgrades, nothing in 2022 is going to be cheap, apart from storage(perhaps).
 
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The make and model of my PSU is less than one month old Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750W. My cpu temps are pretty maxed out hitting 100c on some cores while gaming. about 85c on the GPU. My GPU drivers are up to date with the latest one from geforce.com

Also, I'm using Windows 10.
 
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My cpu temps are pretty maxed out hitting 100c on some cores while gaming. about 85c on the GPU.
Are you still wondering why you don't get better frames? You are thermal throttling.

Your temps for CPU should not be above 85ish and even that for me is above my comfort level.

What cooling solution do you have, what case, how many fans and where placed and what is their configuration (push or pull)?
 
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I have the cpu at stock clocks and using an nzxt s340 elite with a corsair h115i

here is a photo of the fan setup
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I have the cpu at stock clocks and using an nzxt s340 elite with a corsair h115i

here is a photo of the fan setup
Zsnxa8L.jpeg
Placing the liquid cooling in the front may push some air bubbles in the CPU mount instead of the radiator which will make temps rise as it won't be cooled properly. Unfortunately your case does not support top mount for your H115i.

First thing I would do is to place new thermal paste and see if anything improves. After that, I would consider swapping the case or the cooler with a better air solution like Noctua NH D15 or Cooler Master MasterAir MA624. Cleaning the dust from the case, radiator and fans may help a bit also, at least for GPU.

This means that the particular game FPS is limited by CPU, not GPU.
I agree generally but in this particular case it's thermal throttling since he reaches 100C on stock clocks.
 

Zerk2012

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I have the cpu at stock clocks and using an nzxt s340 elite with a corsair h115i

here is a photo of the fan setup
Zsnxa8L.jpeg
That case has bad airflow from the front, and your CPU is hitting 100C so you main thing is the cooling problem.

If your CPU is thermal throttling OR just maxed out then no matter what your in game settings are your CPU is doing all it can.

This is clear by not increasing FPS when you go from High to low settings.
 
If you get no difference with lowered gpu settings, it means that your cpu speed is the limiter.
9900K is no chump processor.
Since you see 100c for some cores, it means that they have lowered their clock speed to keep from damaging the processor.
What is your lowest temperature when nothing is going on?
I might expect 10-15c. over ambient if your cooler is mounted well and functioning.
Looking at your radiator mount, the intake and exit tubes are at the top of the radiator.
That is where air in the system will collect.
And, there is always some air.
In infuses through the tubes over time and the cooler needs to eventually be replaced.
See if you can't remount the radiator so the tubes are on the bottom.