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so i just upgraded my gtx 1080 today to a gtx 1080 ti today. Im running an i7 6700k @ 4.6 , 8gb @ 3000 mhz.

im only playing Battlefield 1 right now but im dissapointed with the performance. While playing , i observed the usages of the CPU and GPU.

Both clocks for the gtx 1080 and the gtx 1080 ti were @ 2000mhz core clock and @5700 memory clock.

The gtx 1080 would use around 65-70% CPU USAGE and 75-80% GPU USAGE.

the gtx 1080 ti would use around 75%-80 CPU USAGE and 65-70% GPU USAGE.

Theres more stuttering with the gtx 1080 ti and it seems like the same average fps as the gtx 1080.

So basically with the gtx 1080 , my cpu is being used LESS and the gpu is being used MORE while the gtx 1080 ti is using much more CPU power and much LESS GPU power.

is this a bottleneck? or am i doing something wrong here
    
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First thing to check:

Are you using DirectX 12 in the Battlefield settings? I think it's in Advanced video settings. DX12 is horrible in BF1, so change it to DX11 if it's set to 12.
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Also, if you didn't install the latest drivers direct from nVidia, or updated since putting the new card in (I find it helps to just reinstall drivers cleanly after a new card goes in), give that a shot and see if you're usage changes.

Also in nVidia Control Panel, Manage 3D Settings set to Maximum Performance in BF1 under Power Management, it may or may not help, but there's obviously a utilisation issue so just need to try and rule stuff out bit by bit.
 
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Just grabbed screenshots of my settings. I have a 6700k and 1080 Ti as well.

These settings are for a 1440p 144Hz monitor.

Set your framerate limiter to your monitor's refresh rate and the resolution scale such that you generally get your monitor's refresh rate pegged.

I keep mine set so I stay a bit under my refresh rate because I have GSync and it compensates.


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Also if you are getting stuttering you are probably hitting your power limit or thermal bin drops. When your clock speed is jumping around to different bins you will experience some stutters.
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BF1 multiplayer is very heavy on CPU.

I would recommend adjusting prerendered frames in nvidia control panel to 1 for BF1 and see how that goes.

Also if you want to utilize to extra power of the Ti adjust resolution scale to sometime higher eg. 110-130%

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Originally Posted by MURDoctrine View Post

Also if you are getting stuttering you are probably hitting your power limit or thermal bin drops. When your clock speed is jumping around to different bins you will experience some stutters.

 

^ This is very important too

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Console (~ key)
perfoverlay.drawgraph 1

That will show you a graph that tells you what you're being bottlenecked by.

What you want is something like this.


I jumped into a multiplayer game and took the screenshot. The GPU and CPU are virtually perfectly matched, which took me a while to get to.
Edited by Luckbad - 4/23/17 at 7:53pm
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Originally Posted by tweaker123 View Post

so i just upgraded my gtx 1080 today to a gtx 1080 ti today. Im running an i7 6700k @ 4.6 , 8gb @ 3000 mhz.

im only playing Battlefield 1 right now but im dissapointed with the performance. While playing , i observed the usages of the CPU and GPU.

Both clocks for the gtx 1080 and the gtx 1080 ti were @ 2000mhz core clock and @5700 memory clock.

The gtx 1080 would use around 65-70% CPU USAGE and 75-80% GPU USAGE.

the gtx 1080 ti would use around 75%-80 CPU USAGE and 65-70% GPU USAGE.

Theres more stuttering with the gtx 1080 ti and it seems like the same average fps as the gtx 1080.

So basically with the gtx 1080 , my cpu is being used LESS and the gpu is being used MORE while the gtx 1080 ti is using much more CPU power and much LESS GPU power.

is this a bottleneck? or am i doing something wrong here
If you are getting CPU bottle-necked then you'll have to wait for basin falls in order to have any hope of alleviating the problem.
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