Question low gpu usage while gaming

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when i am playing games like BF5 of GTA 5 my gpu is below 20% usage, and my cpu is around 50%, i wouldn't mind it if i had normal fps, but when playing gta my fps doesn't go above 40, and while playing bf5 i have 75 fps (my moniter's refresh rate) but it is still very laggy.
RTX 2060 6gb vram
AMD ryzen 5 2600
trident g.skill 3000mhz
b450 mortar
7200rpm hdd
kingston ssd
 
May 26, 2020
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How is it 'laggy' exactly?

Do you mean it's stuttery and the framerate keeps dropping..? Or something else?
yeah it stutters, not as much as before. after i downloaded the newest driver which was able like yesterday, but gta i still have low fps and i have like 10% gpu usage, and then it's about 50 degrees, and my cpu usage also isn't high
 

Inspireless Llama

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It makes me wonder, what powerplan is your CPU / windows using? I can imagine (but I'm not 100% sure about this) is that if your Windows (considering you use Windows) is trying to save power, CPU usage will go down, and so will your FPS.

Also, I think the fact that you're using an HDD might impact performance. I'm really not sure if it can happen but could there be a possibilty that your HDD is bottlenecking your CPU & GPU? A failing HDD or even an HDD that's too full will cause problems. A failing HDD might not be able to read all data, while a full HDD gets slower because it takes longer before it finds the data it needs.

EDIT: ALso, are you talking about GTA Online or GTA single player? If it's online it could be a connection problem as well. Either Rockstar's server side, or your internet connection. I don't know how much internet GTA:O requires.
 
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May 26, 2020
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It makes me wonder, what powerplan is your CPU / windows using? I can imagine (but I'm not 100% sure about this) is that if your Windows (considering you use Windows) is trying to save power, CPU usage will go down, and so will your FPS.

Also, I think the fact that you're using an HDD might impact performance. I'm really not sure if it can happen but could there be a possibilty that your HDD is bottlenecking your CPU & GPU? A failing HDD or even an HDD that's too full will cause problems. A failing HDD might not be able to read all data, while a full HDD gets slower because it takes longer before it finds the data it needs.

EDIT: ALso, are you talking about GTA Online or GTA single player? If it's online it could be a connection problem as well. Either Rockstar's server side, or your internet connection. I don't know how much internet GTA:O requires.
About the Windows power usage i already heard that, but when i changed it it didn't make a difference.
I have only really played online. So i will play some singleplayer so see how it is there.
I will transfer gta to my ssd, and see wether or not that makes a difference.
It is late while typing this so i will check all of these in the morning

edit: next morning, and i already had it on my ssd so that can't be it, i took a ride in singleplayer and it was similair fps. i have orderd some new fans, but while gaming it never became hotter then 80 degrees (celius) while on full load
 
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