Question PC majorly underperforming in games only

Bladophazer

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Hi. This question is a follow-up to this other thread I created. https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/my-pc-is-underperforming-and-i-cannot-understand-why.3726503/
I have an RTX 3070 TI, Ryzen 7 5800X, 16GB 3000mhz RAM, 750W power supply. I noticed that since I have upgraded to the 3070ti a few days ago the performance of it in games is way below average, which makes me think the issue lies in the GPU rather than anything else. I have done all the steps mentioned in the thread above, but still get much lower fps in games than I should be getting with the 3070ti. Why do I think that the performance is only terrible in games? Because when doing benchmarks such as the one on userbenchmark, the performance of the graphics card seems fine. https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/46724732 . The stats here do not translate at all to game performance, where my framerate in every game I try is way below most of the framerates I have seen on this website: https://www.gpucheck.com/gpu/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3070-ti/amd-ryzen-7-5800x/high/?lang=en&currency=usd.
This is my GPU's performance in the following games (Ultra settings):
Battlefield 1: https://postimg.cc/fJjLdhYH (113fps average)
Battlefield V: https://postimg.cc/bS0z1QSG (86fps average)
Minecraft (Optifine - highest graphics, no shaders): https://postimg.cc/GB9h68VN (196fps average)
GTA V: https://postimg.cc/RqwVrzpM (97fps average)
CSGO: https://postimg.cc/5QW4HPyd (270fps average)
PUBG: https://postimg.cc/PPhfTF01 (139fps average)
Far Cry 5: https://postimg.cc/cgn1LqsB (137fps average)

Why is my PC performing so badly in games?
 
Hi. This question is a follow-up to this other thread I created. https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/my-pc-is-underperforming-and-i-cannot-understand-why.3726503/
I have an RTX 3070 TI, Ryzen 7 5800X, 16GB 3000mhz RAM, 750W power supply. I noticed that since I have upgraded to the 3070ti a few days ago the performance of it in games is way below average, which makes me think the issue lies in the GPU rather than anything else. I have done all the steps mentioned in the thread above, but still get much lower fps in games than I should be getting with the 3070ti. Why do I think that the performance is only terrible in games? Because when doing benchmarks such as the one on userbenchmark, the performance of the graphics card seems fine. https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/46724732 . The stats here do not translate at all to game performance, where my framerate in every game I try is way below most of the framerates I have seen on this website: https://www.gpucheck.com/gpu/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3070-ti/amd-ryzen-7-5800x/high/?lang=en&currency=usd.
This is my GPU's performance in the following games (Ultra settings):
Battlefield 1: https://postimg.cc/fJjLdhYH (113fps average)
Battlefield V: https://postimg.cc/bS0z1QSG (86fps average)
Minecraft (Optifine - highest graphics, no shaders): https://postimg.cc/GB9h68VN (196fps average)
GTA V: https://postimg.cc/RqwVrzpM (97fps average)
CSGO: https://postimg.cc/5QW4HPyd (270fps average)
PUBG: https://postimg.cc/PPhfTF01 (139fps average)
Far Cry 5: https://postimg.cc/cgn1LqsB (137fps average)

Why is my PC performing so badly in games?
try this step by step (read until end):
  • Disconnect from internet
  • Uninstall gpu driver DDU (clean and do not restart).
  • Uninstall all the processors on device manager (should be 16 on yours, also when it asks for restart, click on no) like this:
  • Restart the pc to bios, and update to the latest bios (again if you did). Then go to bios again after update and load default or optimized settings.

  • boot up to windows and install the latest AMD Chipset driver, reboot, and connect to internet.

  • Install the latest nvidia driver.

    *do this all offline until reboot after installing chipset driver, also you may reboot to bios after all of this to set the XMP (and previous settings you did) and make sure ram is on slot 2 and 4 if you use 2 sticks. Download needed files (highlighted word) before doing step 1, do the step by orders.


  • And check windows update (and optional updates) if there is any and install them (except chipset in optional update). Also enable Hardware Accelerated Graphics Scheduling (available on the latest win 10 update) in graphics settings like this and reboot:
Make sure the psu connected to the gpu is 1 pcie cable per 1 slot (use main cable, not the branches/split) like this:
 

Bladophazer

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try this step by step (read until end):
  • Disconnect from internet
  • Uninstall gpu driver DDU (clean and do not restart).
  • Uninstall all the processors on device manager (should be 16 on yours, also when it asks for restart, click on no) like this:
  • Restart the pc to bios, and update to the latest bios (again if you did). Then go to bios again after update and load default or optimized settings.

  • boot up to windows and install the latest AMD Chipset driver, reboot, and connect to internet.

  • Install the latest nvidia driver.

    *do this all offline until reboot after installing chipset driver, also you may reboot to bios after all of this to set the XMP (and previous settings you did) and make sure ram is on slot 2 and 4 if you use 2 sticks. Download needed files (highlighted word) before doing step 1, do the step by orders.


  • And check windows update (and optional updates) if there is any and install them (except chipset in optional update). Also enable Hardware Accelerated Graphics Scheduling (available on the latest win 10 update) in graphics settings like this and reboot:
Make sure the psu connected to the gpu is 1 pcie cable per 1 slot (use main cable, not the branches/split) like this:
Yeah, most of the things you mentioned I had done already, but I did them once more just to see if it made a difference. It didn't. I re-tested all my games and they still run at the same fps as previously.
 
Yeah, most of the things you mentioned I had done already, but I did them once more just to see if it made a difference. It didn't. I re-tested all my games and they still run at the same fps as previously.
so you've done what i advice step by step, also re arranged your gpu cable and it didn't have any improvement? are the temperatures normal? also tried to defrag the drives?
Run CMD as Admin, then:
For SSD: defrag (partition letter) /d /u /v then defrag (partition letter) /l /o /u /v
For HDD: defrag (partition letter) /d /o /u /v
 

Bladophazer

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so you've done what i advice step by step, also re arranged your gpu cable and it didn't have any improvement? are the temperatures normal? also tried to defrag the drives?
Run CMD as Admin, then:
For SSD: defrag (partition letter) /d /u /v then defrag (partition letter) /l /o /u /v
For HDD: defrag (partition letter) /d /o /u /v
I had the GPU power cable in the setup you showed me since the start. Temps are normal, I checked with benchmarks, games etc. I defragged the drives, and still no performance change. One thing I have noticed is that in games like Minecraft with shaders my GPU usage never goes over 40%, even with "prefer maximum performance" selected in power options in the Nvidia control panel. In GTA, the gpu usage does go up to 90%, but the performance is still around 110fps average, while other benchmarks suggest I should be getting an average of 180fps.
 

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