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Low GPU MHz/Usage? I'm desperate

Question asked by jerjuanamon on Oct 31, 2019
Latest reply on Nov 2, 2019 by ikoj

GPU: Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT

CPU: Ryzen 3700X


I'm at my wits and I have no idea what to do. Ever since I've built my PC 2 weeks ago I've had stutters and low GPU usage in games. I have all current bios and drivers installed.

here is a picture of Wattman while playing Witcher 3 on ultra everything. The game (at the time) had perfect performance with no GPU MHz drops. This is no longer the case after updating to the latest BIOS and drivers (Dipped all the way down to 715MHz just a few minutes ago)

Witcher 3 Performance:

Then here is a picture of Wattman while running The Outer Worlds on ultra everything. The game stutters and drops every single time the GPU MHz goes down. Its to the point where playing games is miserable. GTA V, Borderlands 3 and several others games have this issue. Here are an example of 2, but I can provide as more later if need be. This issue was present before and after updating to latest BIOS and drivers

The Outer Words Performance:

GTA V Performance:

I tried super low settings in all the games giving me stutter and the issue still occurs. I don't know what to do and all my searching and asking around has come up empty. Does anyone have any clue as to what is going on?

I'd be incredibly grateful if anyone was even able to give me the slightest bit of indication as to what the culprit is here. Or am I just better off washing my hands of this build and RMAing my parts?

Thank you in advanced