Question GTX 1080 Fps Drop

Jul 16, 2022
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I very recently upgraded to a GTX 1080, and have noticed that a majority of games I play run at 60 FPS, and then randomly drop to 50 FPS and stay there until I click off. Is this because of software settings, or because of a bottleneck in my setup?

Specs:
Motherboard: ASRock B450 Pro4
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600
GPU: GTX 1080
Memory: 16 GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
PSU: 600W (sorry, I don't remember the exact model name)

I run at 1920x1080 @ 75 Hz, and I've heard that running a 1080 at 1080p is an issue as well. I don't know if buying a new monitor would be the right thing, but that's why I'm asking here first.

When I raised this issue to some friends, they suggested upgrading my CPU to a Ryzen 5 5600x, but I want to make sure this is the right choice before I needlessly spend money on something that could've been fixed a different way.
 

punkncat

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A GTX 1080 should readily push well better than 60FPS even at high settings for most any game. In my own experience I was recently using a 1080 at 2K medium/high settings at 75+ The only game I own that it wouldn't is CP77.

Are you monitoring temps on this machine? Clean it regularly?

What kind of background process do you have going?

Might be helpful to us for you to run Userbenchmark and post the link here.
 
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Userbenchmark: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/53951678

The only processes I have going are chrome, discord, steam, and whatever game I'm playing. There isn't much going on in the background. The PC was cleaned out when the new card was put in. I don't actively monitor temps, but the GPU only reaches a high of about 55C, and the CPU reaches a high of about 54C. On average, they run a few degrees Celsius below those highs. One small update that the frame drop doesn't seem to occur with CSGO, which is strange. I haven't tested many games though, so this may be a smaller issue than I originally thought.
 

punkncat

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Ok, I am not sure I am seeing this correctly, but seems to indicate that your OS drive is an SSD of 256GB in which only 16GB is free?

If this is the case you need to clear that drive to at least 10% free space and recommend 20%.

The rest of the equipment seems to be performing as expected for this test and your background processes are low.

Also- your RAM is only running 2133. Try enabling XMP or manually setting that to run at or nearer its rating of 3200.
 
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I cleared a large amount of space on my boot drive and made the RAM run at 2800 (CPU has a rating of 2933), and now the FPS issue seems to be fixed! Thank you so much.
 

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