9 Replies Latest reply on May 21, 2018 6:07 AM by king007

    R9 270 low GPU usage

    brazilzabaks

      My GPU usage maxes out at about 20% ,but my CPU usage at about 80%, in CSGO.

      Specs:

      CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 970

      GPU: R9 270 2GB GDDR5

      RAM: 4GB 1333 MHz

      PSU: BeQuiet 400W 80+ Bronze efficiency

      HDD: Western Digital 1TB 5400RPM

       

      It can't be the HDD's fault, I was using it in a laptop before and worked fine.

      My guess is that I don't have enough ram(?)

        • Re: R9 270 low GPU usage
          plumboby

          Its you PSU budy to under powered for the build you got you need at least minimum 500w+. I got the exact same card in a build with 600w PSU without an issue. I can guarantee you PSU isnt putting out enough watts & amps to suit the draw your build will be pulling advise Invest in a 500w+ PSU minimum for your build.

            • Re: R9 270 low GPU usage
              brazilzabaks

              i don't know man, forgot to say, one day i turned it on and it ran fine, 240fps in death-match and the rest of the games ran fine aswell, turned it on another time and it stopped working forever. Also i don't know if it can be the PSU, i bought the PSU from my room-mate who had this Setup:

              GPU: GTX 1060 3GB OC

              CPU: I7-7700K OC

              RAM: 8 GB

              SSD: 240 GB

              And his games ran completely fine.

              Maybe my radeon control panel settings are misconfigured or something?

              I'm going to get an aftermarket cooler for my CPU (currently using a stock cooler) and see if that changes anything, i'll report back if it gets any better

            • Re: R9 270 low GPU usage
              plumboby

              ITS YOU PSU you idiot 400w is far to underpowered for the set up you got. System requirments for that specifc card is 500w. As a note the newer nvidia craptel builds only draw 400w why he was using it. Go find a few good power supply calculator as btw you need a PSU of 500w+ so stop blaming your other hardware & look at investing a bigger PSU as the draw & output you are required & need isnt enough trust me. Stop trying to say its your other hardware when its its your PSU recommended requirements are there for a reason.

              • Re: R9 270 low GPU usage
                brazilzabaks

                I just hooked up my roommate's 600W psu to my rig and the problem still persists. I'm open to new ideas.

                • Re: R9 270 low GPU usage
                  plumboby

                  Might be hard drive

                  • Re: R9 270 low GPU usage
                    brazilzabaks

                    Update: Just got an after-market cooler, the problem is still there. Maybe the problem is in the CPU itself?I don't think it had many users before it because it came with a box and the plastic thing which holds the CPU along with the heatsink.

                    Checked the comparison of it to the G4560 and mine seems fairly similar in performance if not, slightly worse.

                    • Re: R9 270 low GPU usage
                      brazilzabaks

                      Great, my CPU is the bottleneck, somehow i didn't think of it, i guess cpu benchmarks and comparisons online mean absolutely nothing, imma try overclocking now.

                      • Re: R9 270 low GPU usage
                        king007

                        the radeon R9 270x is not support the 4k resolution like (4096X2160) and ihave a crossfire but all game lag ihave an artifact in all 3d soft or game

                        GPU: R9 270x 4GB GDDR5

                        RAM: 4GB 1080MHz

                        and thx