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Question Gtx 1060 horrible performance

calin.alecsandru

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Okay so I mainly bought this rig for me to play Dota 2. And guess what. I'm unable to because my computer/gtx 1060 is giving out absolutely horrible performance.

My issue is the following: in Dota 2, along with other low-mid tier games, my Gtx 1060 is never fully utilized. It just stays in the 40-60% usage range and thus gives horrible fps. In Dota 2, I should easily reach 200-250fps. With my issue, i'm constantly getting 90fps. Best part is that I also bought a 144hz monitor for me to fully enjoy those promising fps I thought I was going to get.

Specs:
I3-8100
8gb ram @ 2400ghz single channel ddr4
Msi gtx 1060 3gb
Msi b360-m mortar mobo
480gb ssd kingston a400 (windows, programs, drivers etc. installed on it)
2tb hdd seagate (games installed on it)
Corsair VS650 Gold rated PSU (NO, it's NOT a psu issue)

Windows version: 1903
Nvidia driver version: 436.48

Screenshot: https://ibb.co/k6YC96N
It won't let me link the image for whatever reason
 

Schlachtwolf

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Nowadays with a 4 core CPU and only 8gb of single channel ram there is not much even a 1060 can do to help. You will struggle to get many games to 144hz on those specs.

I agree with logainofhades about your RAM, Dota 2 is on the Source engine and is CPU heavy so that is where the RAM is letting you down.

I had a Nvidia GTX 1060 and it was a great card. I would try 16gb Dual-Channel RAM and see if that fixes your issue, your MoBo can take RAM to 2666mhz stock.

For example....

https://www.amazon.de/Corsair-Vengeance-2666MHz-Performance-Arbeitsspeicher/dp/B0123ZC44Y/ref=sr_1_3?__mk_de_DE=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&crid=1AZEAHC9J02MG&keywords=2666mhz+ddr4&qid=1572970212&sprefix=2666,aps,166&sr=8-3
 
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