GPU stuck below 1000mhz while in game, 50-70% usage

Discussion created by ebic on Aug 11, 2019


Purchased a vega 56 sapphire pulse and played Overwatch to notice that the clock speeds were not even reaching 1000mhz, rarely 1300mhz. Power consumption was low along with temperature, the usage was around 60%. Overwatch is running at all low settings and reaching 170fps not capped. Comparing the overclocked profile to the balanced and turbo, all performance was relatively the same. Don't know why the gpu won't boost any higher or increase the usage when there is no fps cap.


However, when benchmarking, the clock speeds and usage max out and around 1600mhz and 100% usage.

Wondering if there are any bottlenecks or settings that can be changed to resolve this issue.


Any help or suggestions are appreciated!




  • AMD Graphics Card
    • Vega 56
  • Desktop or Laptop System
    • Desktop
  • Operating System
    • Windows 10 64bit
  • Driver version installed
    • E.g. Radeon Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.5.2
  • Display Devices
    • VG248QE - Displayport @144hz1080p
    • Regular dell monitor - HDMI @60hz1080p
  • Motherboard + Bios Revision
    • MSI Z370-A PRO CPU/APU - Bios 2.30
  • Power Supply Unit  Make, Model & Wattage
    • 600W
  • RAM
    • 16GB DDR4 2400mhz
  • CPU
    • i5 8600K OC to 4.9ghz