Question New GPU "underperforming" and M.2 SSD performance supposedly tanked after GPU upgrade. What could be the problem?

Uraneum

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I just upgraded my GPU from an RX 580 to an RX 5700XT. I had trouble seating the card in for quite a bit, and I was able to get it far enough to supposedly make full contact with the PCIe slot but the locking mechanism won't fully click in. Not sure if that's an issue or not. I ran 3 consistent benchmarks with userbenchmark both before and after the upgrade.

My 5700XT is supposedly "underperforming" in the 48th percentile, so I'm not sure what to think considering it's new. Performance increases in the games I've tested have been marginal despite this being a far better GPU according to the TH GPU Hierarchy.

My M.2 SSD performance has completely tanked, going from the 78th percentile down to the 12th percentile and I've noticed longer loading times in games.

So, did I screw something up? I was pressing pretty hard (but not insanely so) onto the card to try to get it into the slot, so could that have damaged MoBo connections in a way that would affect the SSD? Or would the new GPU be somehow affecting SSD performance?

Specs:

CPU: i7 6700 at 3.40GHz
Motherboard: GA-H170M-D3H (PCIe Gen3) https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/GA-H170M-D3H-rev-10#ov
PSU: Corsair, 750 Watts
GPU: ASUS RX 5700XT (8GB DDR6) https://www.newegg.com/asus-radeon-rx-5700-xt-dual-rx5700xt-o8g-evo/p/N82E16814126434?Description=ASUS 5700XT&cm_re=ASUS_5700XT-_-14-126-434-_-Product&quicklink=true
SSD: 2TB NVMe M.2 (146GB free) https://www.newegg.com/silicon-power-p34a80-2tb/p/N82E16820301423?Description=M.2 PCIe SSD&cm_re=M.2_PCIe SSD-_-20-301-423-_-Product&quicklink=true
RAM: 16GB DDR4

Userbenchmark: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/37884547
 

alphadogg123

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Have you considered the cpu is horribly slow compared to newer hex/octocores cpus some games now use a lot of threads and max out a quad core easily. A non k overclock would work wonders here with a basic tower cooler, z170 board and a delid.
 

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