Question Super low GPU utilization with DirectX12 ?

Apr 3, 2022
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First off I should start by listing my specs
I built my PC a little over a year ago and bought all my parts new.

Nvidia RTX 3070 Founders Edition
Ryzen 7 3700x
Asus x570-pro
Corsair RM850x psu
Both NVMe m.2 ssds are Samsung 970 evos

To keep it short, my problem is getting 1-10% GPU utilization when running games in DirectX12. I initially noticed this with Halo Infinite but thought it was a weird one time fluke, but when I went to revisit Warzone I had the exact same issue. At this point I noticed a pattern so I tried running 2 games that give you the choice between DX11 and DX12. Icarus is one of those and Battlefront 2 was the other. Both of these games have a choice between DX11 and DX12 and both work fine with a normal 80-99% GPU utilization, but the second it goes to DX12, I get 0-15ish % and consequently gets 0-5fps. The same goes for other games using DX12 such as Halo Infinite and Warzone. The only exception to this that I've notices is Eldin Ring which runs at a perfect 60 frames at all times using max settings which leads me to believe that the issue is only on older versions of DX12, but that's just a random guess. Absolutely no videos or articles or forum posts online have helped me so please... if someone has a fix I need it.
 

Lutfij

Titan
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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

What OS are you working with? If Windows 10, what version(not edition) of the OS are you on? As for your motherboard, what BIOS version are you on? Age of the PSU in your build? Have you tried ruling out a corruption with drivers by reinstalling them? You should use DDU on your platform to rid all remnants of your GPU drivers and then manually reinstall with the latest found off of Nvidia's support site, installing in an elevated command, i.e, Right click installer>Run as Administrator.
 
Apr 3, 2022
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I did a DDU graphics wipe and it fixed it for a solid day but after that, it was back to not using my GPU. My PSU is a little over a year old since I bought it new when buying my parts, I'm on Windows 11, but I couldn't tell you what BIOS I'm on. I've never had a need to run a bios update and the only time I've toyed around with it was when enabling DOCP.
 

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