[SOLVED] I have a feeling my new GPU is running just a teeny tiny little bit slower than it should be.

Floob

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I have just upgraded to a MSI RX 6600 XT from a RX 480 which died a few weeks ago. This GPU is running pretty good on all kinds of benchmarks, but I have my doubts that something may be slightly bottlenecking it. I think i may be a PCIE 3.0 thing but I am not sure. On time spy, the graphics score is 9 970, and that with a few overclocks in the AMD driver. How to OVERCLOCK and UNDERVOLT RX 6600XT | ADRENALIN 2021 Easy Tutorial - YouTube < i used all of the settings presented here.
Specs:
Ryzen 5 3600
8x2 3000Mhz Corsair Vengeance
MSI RX 6600XT
B450 Pro4
240GB SSD
1TB HDD
620w Intertech PSU (which is somehow still alive after 2 years of usage)
(I have SAM turned on btw)
Notes:
Minecraft has been running weirdly since i upgraded to the ryzen 5 3600 from a ryzen 3 2300x; 140-200 fps rather than 300 and up that i used to have
i know battlefield 5 is weirdly optimized but i have tried almost everything and gpu usage is almost always at around 70% to 80%; cpu usage being at 80%- rarely 90%
 
I have just upgraded to a MSI RX 6600 XT from a RX 480 which died a few weeks ago. This GPU is running pretty good on all kinds of benchmarks, but I have my doubts that something may be slightly bottlenecking it. I think i may be a PCIE 3.0 thing but I am not sure. On time spy, the graphics score is 9 970, and that with a few overclocks in the AMD driver. How to OVERCLOCK and UNDERVOLT RX 6600XT | ADRENALIN 2021 Easy Tutorial - YouTube < i used all of the settings presented here.
Specs:
Ryzen 5 3600
8x2 3000Mhz Corsair Vengeance
MSI RX 6600XT
B450 Pro4
240GB SSD
1TB HDD
620w Intertech PSU (which is somehow still alive after 2 years of usage)
(I have SAM turned on btw)
Notes:
Minecraft has been running weirdly since i upgraded to the ryzen 5 3600 from a ryzen 3 2300x; 140-200 fps rather than 300 and up that i used to have
i know battlefield 5 is weirdly optimized but i have tried almost everything and gpu usage is almost always at around 70% to 80%; cpu usage being at 80%- rarely 90%
If you want another dead GPU or generally more dead hardware, keep using that PSU. If on the other hand you want a safer system then buy a proper PSU that actually delivers reliably the wattage on the sticker.

Seriously, that PSU is bad and should have never been used in a gaming rig. It doesn't matter that it has lasted 2 years, you don't really know how much damage has already done and if it was responsible of your previous GPU dying.

Other than that the only other thing that I can see from your specs, is the slightly slower ram which if it were 3200+ you would have gotten a small performance boost. I don't think that it's that significant of a boost since you are already at 3000MHz.

How are your temps of CPU and GPU idle and while gaming? Do you have the latest chipset drivers, Windows updates, bios?
Run a userbenchmark and post the link to the results here.

Edit for typos.
 
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poorbugger

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Few games actually show the difference between pcie 4.0 and pcie 3.0 in terms of performance and even if there's a difference, it's not that big. As usual, if it's a new gpu, did you use ddu to uninstall the previous drivers before swapping to the rx 6600xt?
 

Floob

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Few games actually show the difference between pcie 4.0 and pcie 3.0 in terms of performance and even if there's a difference, it's not that big. As usual, if it's a new gpu, did you use ddu to uninstall the previous drivers before swapping to the rx 6600xt?
yes, i did! performance got better afterwards (in terms of microstutters and stuff). and yes, it is a new gpu but i think this is somewhat strange behaviour for a completely new component. in novabench for example, while the rx480 was like in the 90th percentile; the rx6600xt is in the 30th percentile; i completely formatted my drives and reinstalled windows; but it still showed that the gpu's percentile was 30. with furmark on 1080p i got like ~9330 score
 
I have just upgraded to a MSI RX 6600 XT from a RX 480 which died a few weeks ago. This GPU is running pretty good on all kinds of benchmarks, but I have my doubts that something may be slightly bottlenecking it. I think i may be a PCIE 3.0 thing but I am not sure. On time spy, the graphics score is 9 970, and that with a few overclocks in the AMD driver. How to OVERCLOCK and UNDERVOLT RX 6600XT | ADRENALIN 2021 Easy Tutorial - YouTube < i used all of the settings presented here.
Specs:
Ryzen 5 3600
8x2 3000Mhz Corsair Vengeance
MSI RX 6600XT
B450 Pro4
240GB SSD
1TB HDD
620w Intertech PSU (which is somehow still alive after 2 years of usage)
(I have SAM turned on btw)
Notes:
Minecraft has been running weirdly since i upgraded to the ryzen 5 3600 from a ryzen 3 2300x; 140-200 fps rather than 300 and up that i used to have
i know battlefield 5 is weirdly optimized but i have tried almost everything and gpu usage is almost always at around 70% to 80%; cpu usage being at 80%- rarely 90%
If you want another dead GPU or generally more dead hardware, keep using that PSU. If on the other hand you want a safer system then buy a proper PSU that actually delivers reliably the wattage on the sticker.

Seriously, that PSU is bad and should have never been used in a gaming rig. It doesn't matter that it has lasted 2 years, you don't really know how much damage has already done and if it was responsible of your previous GPU dying.

Other than that the only other thing that I can see from your specs, is the slightly slower ram which if it were 3200+ you would have gotten a small performance boost. I don't think that it's that significant of a boost since you are already at 3000MHz.

How are your temps of CPU and GPU idle and while gaming? Do you have the latest chipset drivers, Windows updates, bios?
Run a userbenchmark and post the link to the results here.

Edit for typos.
 
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Reactions: Unolocogringo

Floob

Commendable
Dec 29, 2019
11
0
1,510
0
If you want another dead GPU or generally more dead hardware, keep using that PSU. If on the other hand you want a safer system then buy a proper PSU that actually delivers reliably the wattage on the sticker.

Seriously, that PSU is bad and should have never been used in a gaming rig. It doesn't matter that it has lasted 2 years, you don't really know how much damage has already done and if it was responsible of your previous GPU dying.

Other than that the only other thing that I can see from your specs, is the slightly slower ram which if it were 3200+ you would have gotten a small performance boost. I don't think that it's that significant of a boost since you are already at 3000MHz.

How are your temps of CPU and GPU idle and wild gaming? Do you have the latest chipset drivers, Windows updates, bios?
Run a userbenchmark and post the link to the results here.
my gpu temps when idle are around 50C and when gaming they are around 65-66, they don t go over 70. my cpu temps when idle are around 40C and while gaming they are almost always around 70C. I do have the latest gpu, chipset and windows drivers and the bios is updated to the newest version.
Asrock B450 Pro4 Performance Results - UserBenchmark
 

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