[SOLVED] Poor Video Game Performance on 8700K and 2080ti build

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Recently I've found my system is not quite performing the way I'd like it to and a friend of mine has a near identical build as me (only difference being a slightly worse gpu which is a standard 2080) and is getting 30-40 more frames than me.
My system components are:

Intel 8700k
Asrock H310 motherboard
16 GB of memory
Nvidia 2080ti
850w gold rated PSU
3 different SSDs

So far I have updated my bios, done a fresh install of windows, upgraded my PSU (which was a 650 before), reinstalled video drivers and probably other things I can't think of at the moment
I'm playing games like Battlefield V at 1440p at high/ultra settings and in some cases barely scraping by with 50-60 FPS. As mentioned before my friend has a similar build and is running the same if not better settings at the same resolution and getting over 100 FPS constantly.
I am truly stumped and have considered upgrading my CPU and purchasing more memory to fix the issue but the fact that he is getting more FPS with the same build but a worse GPU is quite frustrating. Any help or tips would be appreciated
 

prateek320i

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Next time, be sure you are informed about the compatibility/limiting factors of your hardware before you configure any desktop machine. :)
Absolutely well said brother.
Shunting 8700K and a god level 2080 Ti with underpower board is a bad idea. I’ll suggest you to upgrade your board to at least Z370 series to unleash your processor’s and DRAM’s capabilities.
Something like this might be a good option
mATX- https://pcpartpicker.com/product/f6prxr/msi-z370m-mortar-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z370m-mortar
ATX- https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qpL48d/msi-z390-a-pro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z390-a-pro
Both are good, supports XMP undoubtedly.
 
Single channel ram will impact gaming performance and it’s also running at 2133mhz instead of 3000mhz. Enable XMP in the BIOS and set to 3000mhz. It may help a little but your main problem is not running dual channel RAM, for example 2x8gb or 2x16gb. Unfortunately adding another stick of RAM is not guaranteed to work if the RAM didn’t come from a matched kit.
 
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Single channel ram will impact gaming performance and it’s also running at 2133mhz instead of 3000mhz. Enable XMP in the BIOS and set to 3000mhz. It may help a little but your main problem is not running dual channel RAM, for example 2x8gb or 2x16gb. Unfortunately adding another stick of RAM is not guaranteed to work if the RAM didn’t come from a matched kit.
Hmm I looked for the XMP option in the BIOS but don't see it there, the best I could do was raise it to 2666mhz
 

prateek320i

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Sad, that you motherboard is bottlenecking the RAM. 2666 MHz is good though. The major concern is the GPU. 2080 Ti has got 21st percentile causing poor gaming performance.
 

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There is no XMP option in my BIOS but I did validate that it was operating in single module mode
According to this spec sheet, your motherboard does support XMP but limited to 2666mhz memory frequency and you cannot overlock your processor with an H-series motherboard as well.
:https://www.asrock.com/mb/compare.asp?Models=H310CM-ITX/ac,H310M-ITX/ac,

Next time, be sure you are informed about the limiting factors of your hardware before you configure any desktop machine. :)
 

prateek320i

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Next time, be sure you are informed about the compatibility/limiting factors of your hardware before you configure any desktop machine. :)
Absolutely well said brother.
Shunting 8700K and a god level 2080 Ti with underpower board is a bad idea. I’ll suggest you to upgrade your board to at least Z370 series to unleash your processor’s and DRAM’s capabilities.
Something like this might be a good option
mATX- https://pcpartpicker.com/product/f6prxr/msi-z370m-mortar-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z370m-mortar
ATX- https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qpL48d/msi-z390-a-pro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z390-a-pro
Both are good, supports XMP undoubtedly.
 

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