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Are you also getting around 70 ish temps while running 3DMark? 70C for this card is pretty good on air. My single card would max out at around 65-67C in 3DMark.
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These cards start to throttle once you reach higher temps, but you're nowhere close to 85C+.
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These cards start to throttle once you reach higher temps, but you're nowhere close to 85C+.

Low gpu usage isn't related to temps, high temps will cause your gpu to throttle, but it doesn't affect usage, actually it does if you are cpu bottlenecked, your gpu usage will go higher as it downclocks.
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Are the power options for the computer set to High performance?

revert everything to stock and run 3dmark again and check your score.
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http://www.3dmark.com/fs/6502166
I had to set games in 1440p to get the usage up
     
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Are you also getting around 70 ish temps while running 3DMark? 70C for this card is pretty good on air. My single card would max out at around 65-67C in 3DMark.
74C mac on air Firestrike.
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Are the power options for the computer set to High performance?

revert everything to stock and run 3dmark again and check your score.
Yep, it's on a custom one but all high performance. I'll try that tonight too.
post #17 of 37
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Low gpu usage isn't related to temps, high temps will cause your gpu to throttle, but it doesn't affect usage, actually it does if you are cpu bottlenecked, your gpu usage will go higher as it downclocks.
Problem is that all 8 of my CPU cores are at 50-75% load, so it almost seems like the load is being split.
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Sorry for mutliposting, but I just noticed while ingame, clocks are up to 1306 mhz, yet no OC'ing of any sort going on and GPU-Z shows it as 1102 mhz at idle.
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its gpu boost 2.0. think of it like turbo for our 4790k's. the cooler they are the higher they will boost.
     
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I found something interesting. Running Furmark got me to 85-90% GPU load on 1080p at 50-65 fps and temps <74C. VRAM testing worked out well too and I did another fresh install of drivers and GTA V, yet I'm suffering in fps and lack of GPU load. I have no idea what to take out of this...
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