Question RX 5700 XT Low GPU Usages in multiple games (13%-60%)

nospecgamer

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I just recently upgraded from my RX 580 4 GB Nitro+ to a RX 5700 XT 8 GB Gaming X and was expecting high FPS numbers, but for some reason when I first tested the new card with Hitman (2016) I noticed that the GPU Usages only range from a low of 13% to a high of 60%, and my FPS is quite low compared to other benchmarks of Hitman 2016 using the RX 5700 XT.

In this video (
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmxv7xY0EUQ&t=313s
) I noticed that when I went to the exact same location at 5:13, I was getting under 60 FPS with low GPU usage. Compared to the person who made that video which was getting 100+ FPS with higher GPU usages (80%-95%). Yes, I've uninstalled my old drivers using DDU so I don't think that's the issue. I've also tried testing with Ghost Recon Breakpoint and that seems to also be the issue too, getting 50%-60% usage. I've only tried 3 games so far, (Hitman 2016, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Overwatch). Temps are fine, getting 70c with my quiet fan profile which is what I always get with my RX 580.

Here are the rest of my current specs:

Ryzen 2600 (Stock)
16 GB (2x8) 3000 MHz
RX 5700 XT 8 GB
B450 Pro 4
750w EVGA B3 PSU
120 GB SSD (Boot)
1 TB 7200 RPM (All the games are installed here)
 

mdd1963

Polypheme
You will not know for sure you are not suffering from old driver conflicts without a quick format/reinstall of everything...

Chosen resolution and quality/detail greatly influences GPU usage, and, so does refresh rate...and CPU horsepower. (A 9900K or R5-3600 will utilize a 5700XT's usage more so than a R5-2600)

However, certainly if you were on a 1080P/60 Hz monitor with Vsync enabled, your GPU's usage would be lower than that of someone with a faster CPU and/or higher refresh rate...

It would likely take 1440P gaming and/or 144 Hz refresh to see much higher GPU usage...
 

nospecgamer

Commendable
Sep 28, 2018
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You will not know for sure you are not suffering from old driver conflicts without a quick format/reinstall of everything...

Chosen resolution and quality/detail greatly influences GPU usage, and, so does refresh rate...and CPU horsepower. (A 9900K or R5-3600 will utilize a 5700XT's usage more so than a R5-2600)

However, certainly if you were on a 1080P/60 Hz monitor with Vsync enabled, your GPU's usage would be lower than that of someone with a faster CPU and/or higher refresh rate...

It would likely take 1440P gaming and/or 144 Hz refresh to see much higher GPU usage...
In that video that I linked the benchmark uses a Ryzen 2600 which is the same CPU I have. The RAM they use is 3200 MHz, I have 3000 MHz but I don't think that's a big difference.
 

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