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My friend has the same computer but MUCH BETTER FPS!!!

Question asked by gamingtimepro on Jan 6, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 10, 2018 by amdmatt

My friend and I have ALMOST the exact same pc specs:

GPU: RX 580 4gb GDDR5

CPU: Ryzen 5 1400 1366 MHz

PSU: 450 W

RAM: I have 2x8GB 2400 MHz DDR4 -------------------- He has 1x8GB MHz DDR4

MOBO: B350M Bazooka Fans: I have 3 (2 intake, 1 exhaust)------------ He has 2 (1 intake, 1 exhaust)

SSD: I have 250 GB Samsung 850 EVO --------- He has none

HDD: I have 2GB -------------- He has 1GB

DVD: I have a Disk player ----------- He has none

OS: Windows 10 64-bit

Monitor: XG2401 (I have 24" --- He has 27")

Drivers: Radeon Adrenaline 17.2.2

Settings: All the exact same in both games and inside of the AMD MSI Afterburner shows the exact same specs and settings (Neither PC is OC'ed)



We both had out PCs prebuilt from CyberPowerPC (I know..., building is better)

Neither of us use VSYNC as we have Freesync monitors

Our FPS is capped at 144 in games (if possible)

Settings are always kept near the 2GB VRAM threshold (Even though we have 4)



Temperatures of GPU is around 50C under load and 30C Idle

Using DisplayPort for my monitor plugged into my GPU

I use CCleaner, Advanced SystemCare, Driver Booster regularly

Just recently updated to the newest BIOS version



I ran a series of tests all on 1920x1080p on the exact same settings on the same games without any background applications, these are the results:

PUBG at VERY LOW:                              Me: 25 FPS ----------------- Him: 70 FPS

CSGO at VERY LOW:                              Me: 60 FPS ----------------- Him 144 FPS

Rainbow Six at HIGH:                             Me: 60 FPS ----------------- Him: 125 FPS

Wildlands at VERY LOW:                        Me: 35 FPS ----------------- Him: N/A

Watch_Dogs 2 at VERY LOW:                Me: 40 FPS ----------------- Him N/A

GTA 5/Online at HIGH:                            Me: 35 FPS ----------------- Him N/A

Overwatch on ULTRA:                            Me: 80 FPS ----------------- Him: 144 FPS

Rocket League on BEST QUALITY:       Me 80 FPS ------------------ Him: 144 FPS


Some possible problems:

- "Low quality" PSU (I don't know his brand or mine but we have the same Wattage)

- My keyboard (Has LEDs), microphone (He doesn't have one), DVD player, SSD, and more LED's on PC (He has less) are starving my GPU and CPU of power.

- Maybe when they built it, they messed something up (everything seems to be plugged in correctly and I have had no issues other than FPS)

- My Surge Protector might be faulty and not be providing enough power

- My GPU may have been fried (somehow IDK how)

- Mcaffee antivirus Plus is causing the FPS issue (I have real-time monitoring OFF so that it doesn't scan files as I use them)

- Google chrome extensions (It's a stretch, but possible)