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My GTX 1070 is Insanly bottlenecking an i5-6600k

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Hello, guys, i have a GTX 1070 and an i5-6600k. My performance when I first got it was not the best so I decided to run some tests I downloaded MSI AFTERBURNER and ran Heaven Benchmark 4.0 low and behold I got some disturbing tests back


as you can see my CPU usage is 33% and my GPU is 99%

Is there anything i can do except buy a new CPU any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
 
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Yeah, try playing real games instead of worrying about numbers.
 
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Umm... if your GPU is at 99% use (it is) and your CPU is at 33% (it also is) you clearly are not bottlenecked by the CPU. If you were bottlenecked by the CPU, you would, generally, see maxed out CPU and the GPU use LOWER. Your CPU, unlike your GPU can run under 100% and still be driving your GPU 100%.

Enjoy your new system.
 
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Concur with the above. Your CPU is keeping up with flying colors. This is how it's supposed to look, and means you're getting every frame you can out of the 1070.
 
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I don't get it then. I thought I figured it out. Because I have problems with my system. It looks like when I turn on v-sync it gives me 60 fps sometimes drops to 57,58. But I can clearly see when it happens. But then when I turn off v sync I get 250fps but sometimes it drops to 245fps and again you can clearly see the difference... I'm bamboozled here
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With Vsync on, you can still get the occasional stuttering once in a while, its just a nature of the beast, I'm not sure how you can differentiate between 250 and 245 fps though, its just humanly impossible.
 
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It looks like when I turn on v-sync it gives me 60 fps sometimes drops to 57,58. But I can clearly see when it happens. But then when I turn off v sync I get 250fps but sometimes it drops to 245fps and again you can clearly see the difference... I'm bamboozled here
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That exactly how it is supposed to work.

Even if you have 250 frames per second , one of those frames may take more than 16ms to be rendered and therefore cause a dip in performance when V-sync is enabled. V-sync works by displaying a frame at a fixed interval , if a frame isn't ready by then it is skipped hence the drop in fps.

You still haven't told us how games fare.
 
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What you are describing is kind of vague and we can't really infer much from running just one benchmark.

Run some games and tell us what is happening.
 
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Not really sure what you mean by tell us what's happening. Fps, Temperatures, %..? What do you need?

I'm sorry I really a noob in all of this I just build computers and do some light testing troubleshooting not so much...
 
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FPS and frametimes especially , use MSI afterburner it can show you graphs with these things so we can see how they evolve in time as you are playing.
 
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LOL even a 1080ti is going to drop a frame here and there. You’re chasing ghosts here...There’s nothing wrong with your performance.
 
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Turn on Vsync and be done with it. What's your monitor's refresh rate? I'm guessing it's 60 hz because you said you turned on vsync and got 60fps. If that's the case you cannot tell the difference between 250 and 245 fps because there IS no difference... it's ALL 60 fps.

Heaven always stutters no matter what, especially when transitioning scenes. There is nothing wrong with your performance, and you're getting caught up in numbers that literally mean nothing. If your monitor is 60 hz, it will only ever spit out 60fps and no amount of tweaking will change that. I agree with the above. You're chasing ghosts. Ignore those numbers and be happy.
 
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I'm not sure even my 2600k bottlenecks my 1070 I run.... I think this bottlenecking term is really getting a bit out of hand....
 

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Check your Heaven scores with similar setups. Check other programs/apps/games to see if you can get better utilization.
 
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its stutter...

what's your memory setup? Are you doing anything in the background?
 
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Is it possible that the monitor is the issue?
its more likely there ISNT an "issue" IMO

id say , stop nitpicking, and Enjoy your PC. In my experience, if you look for a problem, you'll find one, even if you need to create it, or imagine it
 
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So in conclusion I just have to deal with the performance and there is nothing I can do
You are making up a conclusion. ;)

You seem to believe there are performance issues, but havent shown any. All you had was cpu use amd we told you that is normal.. gpu is running 99%. Cant ask for much more.

What you described with vsync is supposed to happen. Thats how it works. Frames also do not stay consistent with it off. Normal.

You arent describing what is wrong... people are assuming stutter. Is that what you are seeing?
 

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Heaven is purely a GPU benchmark, if it was CPU limited easily then every GPU would give the same result.

There is no performance issue, or bottleneck - a bottleneck would be if your GPU wasnt hitting 99-100% in heaven.
 
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Inb4 monitor is bottleneck.
 
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In terms of a video card being bottlenecked buy a CPU, 9 times out of 10, I'm convinced of the fact that it's either a case of an obsessive user making something out of nothing looking for issues,or worst-case a user making a big deal out of a 2% performance loss. The simple fact is even at its worst ,a bottleneck is only because you have a higher-end GPU and a lower end cpu,and you're not getting 100% use out of that higher-end GPU( weather because you're playing at a lower resolution and the jeep he was having to wait for the CPU to render or whatever other reason). constantly addressing "bottlenecks" is silly ,because it's an unending battle. No one ever made a claim that when you build a new PC ,it is going to be 100% efficient. Expecting your computer to output 100% of its potential is ridiculous IMO ,there's always going to be some hindrance or inefficiency, and the sooner a person becomes more realistic about that fact, the sooner they can stop being obsessive, and enjoy the damn computer. Unless your unable to run a given task, its silly.

It seems to me , that it's almost like the term bottleneck was created by hardware manufacturers to get gullible or obsessive people to keep buying the "newest most powerful" hardware in an endless cycle, in some vain attempt to stamp out the scourge that is the 2% performance bottleneck:shadedshu:.....atleast thats what i think.

There's no online survey/benchmark, or famous blogger/youtube nub ,or website study that's going to change my mind. Maybe I'm too old-school, but I believe in real world experience ,and (as of yet) I've never seen a bottleneck that was worth even thinking twice about, in a properly built computer. keep in mind im speaking on GPU's being hindered by a CPU. not broken builds, improperly built PC's, or User error.
 
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Me having nice deal: "used" for 2 months 1070 for a 60% of price because of "stuttering". I wish more people care about not getting their hardware 100% loaded during playing solitaire, so i have more "nice deals".
 
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You worry only when CPU is 100% and GPU is 50% usage or so and you have very low fps. Second case is you have very low CPU usage & GPU usage & the FPS is low too.