AnsweredAssumed Answered

rx 5700 xt low GPU usage

Question asked by lilshortcakes on Dec 3, 2019
Latest reply on Mar 25, 2020 by civillian1

I just got my Graphics Card today (Gigabyte OC RX 5700 XT) and I noticed that it doesn't seem to ever be using a high amount of the Mhz at any time for more than a few seconds. I noticed this in Subnautica where I'm getting like 60 frames average at High Settings. When I look at my monitoring overlay, I see that my GPU is being used very little where my CPU is for some reason being used around the same or in some cases SLIGHTLY higher than my GPU. I know that this sounds like a bottlenecking issue, but a Ryzen 5 3600x shouldn't be doing this to my GPU. I also notice that in Dishonored 2 my Graphics card will be running at like 80-95% (Getting 100-125 FPS) for about 20 seconds and then it goes down to only about 40-55% and the FPS drops significantly (55-65 FPS). In a game like Rainbow Six Siege I think it is running good, I get what I see others getting in benchmarks so it's performing the same there. I really wanna troubleshoot this quickly, because I was looking forward to using this card and running games at high FPS to fully enjoy them. I have high hopes for this card still, assuming I can fix it somehow. I guess in order to make this into the correct "Question" Format, is there any good way I can fix this issue?


For a quick summary of the issues, my GPU is using only about half of what it should be using, and it never seems to run some games like it should.


Thanks for any help



  • Specs: Gigabyte OC RX 5700 XT
  • GPU: Gigabyte OC RX 5700 XT
  • CPU: Ryzen 5 3600x
  • RAM: 16gb DDR4 3200mhz Corsair Vengeance
  • PSU: Rosewill ARC 650W Bronze
  • MOBO: Gigabyte x570 Aorus Elite