Question Low FPS in Games with RX 6700 XT and i5 2400F on Windows 11

Sep 23, 2023
I'm currently facing an issue with my gaming setup, and I'm hoping to get a bit of help. Here are the details of my system:

  • GPU: ASRock RX 6700 XT
  • CPU: Intel i5 12400F
  • Motherboard: ASRock Z690M Phantom Gaming 4
  • RAM: 32GB DDR4
  • Storage: 1TB SSD
  • OS: Windows 11 64-bit
I recently conducted a graphics test using FurMark, and the results were decent:

  • FurMark Score: Approximately 11,700
  • Average FPS: 195
However, when I attempt to play games via steam, I encounter the following issues:

  • Low CPU Usage: The CPU usage remains consistently low during gameplay.
  • Low Average FPS: I'm getting an average FPS of less than 20 in games. Starfield is 19 fps and Madden is 9 fps.
I have tried the following steps to resolve this issue:
  • Updated GPU drivers to the latest version.
  • Checked and updated my motherboard's BIOS.
  • Ensured that in-game settings are set to reasonable levels.
  • Verified that there are no background processes consuming resources.
  • Started games from AMD
  • Set games to high performance via task manager
  • Enabled game mode
  • Set power settings to high performance
I'm still experiencing awful gaming performance. I'm starting to suspect a bottleneck issue, but I'm unsure how to proceed from here.

I'm open to any suggestions, advice, or troubleshooting steps you can provide to help me resolve this issue.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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