Question GTX 1070 Running At PCIe x16 3.0 @ x1 3.0 Gaming

daim2604

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Hi, as stated in the title.
My spec is :
I5 8400
Gigabyte GTX 1070 Windforce OC Edition
16GB RAM
Gigabyte H310M DS2

My problem is, playing forza horizon 4 I got really low fps, around 30fps ultra with vsync, but plugging in my brother's GTX1060 give me solid 60fps.
I've tried reseating, cleaning dust and clean the plate to no avail.
So, I was wondering if there is any othher else I should do or is my graphic card gone bad?

Thanks in advance.
 

EndEffeKt_24

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Is your bios stating that 1x 3.0 interface? I would use gpu-z as a diagnostic tool.
Is the card working in your top pci-e slot?

Did the card work before and did you change something in your system to provoke the error?
 

daim2604

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Is your bios stating that 1x 3.0 interface? I would use gpu-z as a diagnostic tool.
Is the card working in your top pci-e slot?

Did the card work before and did you change something in your system to provoke the error?
Thanks for replying sir,
PCIe x16 3.0 @ x1 1.0 is from bios.

GPU-Z shows PCIe x16 3.0 @ x1 3.0 when gaming.

From what I can remember around 10 July, I upgraded my OS to 1903, right after upgrading my os, I remembered playing The Witcher 3 which runs really well. But, because of work I haven't been playing games much until yesterday. I thought it was my operating system, so before downgrading my os back to 1809 I decided to test my gpu on my brother's pc, because he is still using windows 18 1809. But, same result on his pc, so I don't think its the windows.
 

Ketchup79

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Hmm, you stated "PCIe x16 3.0 @ x1 1.0 is from bios. " Have you tried Adjusting it? Your BIOS, like mine, Allows you to change the Max Link Speed value (under Miscellaneous Settings) from Auto to Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3. Change the value to Gen3 and see if that changes your speed.
 

daim2604

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The OS should not typically interfere with your pci-e speeds.

I would ddu the gpu drivers and reinstall. And I would update the Bios.
I've tried it with the previous driver, but, haven't tried it with the latest one that just came out. I'll do that first. Thanks.

EDIT : Tried it with the latest driver, got fps boost around 5, but pci bus speed still at x1..
Is there any way I can check if my gpu isn't getting enough power?
 
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daim2604

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Hmm, you stated "PCIe x16 3.0 @ x1 1.0 is from bios. " Have you tried Adjusting it? Your BIOS, like mine, Allows you to change the Max Link Speed value (under Miscellaneous Settings) from Auto to Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3. Change the value to Gen3 and see if that changes your speed.
Thanks for the reply,

Yes, I have changed the link speed to Gen 3 but no changes in fps at all.
 

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