Originally Posted by Chargeit
GPU usage will drop if for whatever reason it doesn't need 100%. The scene might be less demanding. Vsync could be capping the fps. Load screens. Any number of reasons. If it's going down to 50% and running like crap then that would be a issue. Like when Gsync messes up and the percentage is all over the place.
***Also if you're being limited by the CPU then you could drop gpu percentage since the CPU can't handle pushing out higher fps. Like in a MMO with lots of things going off on screen. If the CPU can't cope, then the GPU will drop percentage since running at 100% isn't needed.
Yea, as long as it's compatible with it. Not sure off hand the size or performance of the Kraken cooler though.
Thank you. I have found that G-Sync has been particularly more buggy in the most recent drivers, especially the last which was locking GPU usage at 50% until you tabbed out and back in. Makes sense.
I don't believe it to be my CPU. I'm running an i7 4820k @ 4.1Ghz so should be able to cope with the Ti.
Originally Posted by ZWingerRyRy
VRel does not mean its not getting enough power. Nor does it mean anything bad. Its basically the GPU explaining why it chooses to stay at 1354.
Thanks for the reply. I made a mistake in the original post. I actually meant 'Pwr' was showing in GPU-Z quite often when at 100%. Upping it to 109% made it go down quite substantially, but it still appears from time to time, along with the TDP going over 100.
Any idea why an out-of-the-box would be complaining about power, when I've literally touched nothing?