Question Why am I getting low FPS on Fallout 4?

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Hello,

I just bought the new RX 590 series, hoping it would boost my experience in games, but I'm getting a lot of stuttering recently. One example is in Fallout 4. It drops from 60 to 30, sometimes 20, in some areas. I'm having FPS drops in Skyrim, too. Could any of you guys help me with this issue? Thanks in advance! Below are my PC specs and a FPS Monitor print.

PC SPECS

CPU
Intel Core i5 3330 @ 3.00GHz Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology

RAM
8,00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)

Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P8H61-M LX3 R2.0 (LGA1155)

Graphics card
8192MB ATI Radeon RX 590 Series (Gigabyte)

Computer Screen
E1941 (1366x768@60Hz)

Storage
931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1CH162 ATA Device (SATA )

 
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Actually it's not 0%, the usage oscilates between 0~99% in the monitor, and it happened to be at 0% when I printed.

 
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Phaaze88

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Return the RX 590 and upgrade the cpu and get dual channel memory.

The RX 590 has made the overall balance of your system lopsided. To fix this, you now need a faster cpu and dual channel memory.

At just 1366x768@60Hz, you went backwards by upgrading the gpu first. The cpu and dual channel memory is what should've been done first.
 
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Oh, alright. Thank you!
If you have the money to spare, I would keep the GPU and upgrade the CPU and memory. Fallout 4 benefits from faster ram with DDR3 1600Mhz (800Mhz) being the lowest you want to go and 1866Mhz or 2133Mhz being the fastest options that may still be available for purchase at a reasonable price. You are likely losing about 15-20fps with your single DDR3 1333 (666Mhz) module compared to DDR3 1600 in dual channel. So personally, I would upgrade the memory first to at minimum a DDR3 1600 2x4 or 2x8GB kit and see what that getd you for fps before upgrading the CPU..
 
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