Question Low GPU usage in games.

May 26, 2020
Hello and good day all,

I’m experiencing low GPU usage in games such as Borderlands 3 and Path of Exile at around 70-80% (PoE slightly lower) and sometimes dropping even lower for a moment. However, when I ran the heaven benchmark, it was at 99% - 100% consistently. Temperatures for the GPU is at 70°C and CPU is around 65°C - 70°C. I’m really confused as previously when playing Borderlands 3, I was getting maximum GPU usage, but not anymore.

V-Sync Is disabled, No GSYNC, Fast Sync is enabled, power management to prefer high performance. Razer Cortex optimising gaming performance. All these settings weren’t changed since before the problem occurred. Everything is running at 1920x1080 resolution. Connection via HDMI.

My PC specs:

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 OC-ed to 4200 MHz
GPU: ASUS Strix 970
RAM: 2x 8GB Corsair RGB Pro
MOBO: MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
PSU: Corsair RM650 80 Plus Gold

All parameters are monitored through Ryzen Master and MSI Afterburner.

Kind regards.
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