Sapphire Pulse RX 580 4GB - Low Power and Gpu Usage

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  1. srdjan1995

    srdjan1995 Member Guru

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    Hey guys... So, a few days ago, I started having Low Power Usage, like in Watch Dogs (first one) I have around about 50% gpu usage, and power usage is around 90w (+/-). It is better in Apex Legends, but still not 99/100%, and power usage is mostly not as it should be. Temps are OK, around 75 is max I had while playing (stock fan settings). I have an Chieftec 550w PSU. When testing with FurMark I had maxed GPU usage and power usage was around 106-108w. I think it used to be more before, but can't really remember.
    Anyone experienced anything like this? What can be causing this?
     
  2. Undying

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    580 power usage should be much higher than 100w. It could very much power limited. Idk much about chieftec psus. Monitor gpu clocks, memory, power see if it drops when usage drops.
     
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    Here is how it looks like. Clocks seem fine (1366/1750). Yeah, I know it should, that is why this is so strange. Wish I had a different PSU to test it out.
     

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    Watch Dogs isnt the great test, ubisoft games are a mess even today. What about some other games? You said Apex have 99% usage, hows the fps?

    My 580 is pulling almost 200w at 1480mhz 1.150v.
     

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    I will post some screens later. Can't really remember what was it.
     
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    Here are the screens @Undying. As you can see, in certain cases it goes to 140w+, but sometimes it drops below 100w.
     

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    Your last picture indicates several different problems. Card is pulling 80w while gpu usage dropped to 55% your fps is at 50's and your cpu is at 100%.

    The ryzen 1200 just cant handle it.
     
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    This wasn't the case like a week or so ago, at least not this much, and it worked much better. I do know this CPU is a bottleneck and should be changed (I do plan on doing so this year), but it wasn't by this much.
     

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