Bottleneck or faulty card/software?
I have a 2080Ti and things are not what I expected.
I think I need to track back to before I got the card. So I previously had a gtx1080, overclocked the snot out of it and was happy for a couple of years but then as always I was itching for more frames so I came at it again to overclock it further. Ended up doing a shunt mod on it and 2 weeks later it was dead. Not completely dead but lots of flickering and black screens and hangs. Dropped in my old gtx680 classified and problem solved, I haven't teared down the 1080 yet to see exactly what happened, I wanted to get back into gaming again so I needed a new card.
Looking at all the insane prices of the 20 series card, I decided if I'm going to be over paying for a new card then I may aswell go all out and find the best card I could. I landed on the evga ftw3 ultra. This is where all the problems started. Firstly precision x1 is only supported by windows 8 & 10. I have been using windows 7 and very content with it, the idea of upgrading os was utterly repulsive. So I tried using the only other software I was aware of that supported the RTX cards, which was afterburner. I've had problems with afterburner in the past and this time was no different, clocks weren't applying and I didn't have access to all 3 of my fans on it.
I decided I didn't pay all this money for this card to run it at stock so I decided to move to win10 and grabbed x1, worked like a charm. However the issues I have been having are low frame rates, only marginally above my 1080, a LOT of stutters and after about 5 minutes in game I am getting complete system crashes.
I have a 6850k at 4.3 (recently pushed 2 core to 4.4) 32GB DDR4 @3200 with tightened timings, all this has held up to all my stress testing, however I ran defaults to see if it improved my situation and it hasn't. So my question is, is it my cpu just holding back my gpu or is there something else possibly causing this? While I know 4.4/4.3 isn't much, I didn't think it was weak enough to really slow everything down to a crawl and cause crashes.
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eVGA RTX2080Ti FTW3 Ultra
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