Extreme cpu bottlenecking, never experienced anything like this

Game mode: Online
Problem: Performance
Region: EU

So I got a 1080 today, I thought it might have helped the extremely low fps I was getting with my gtx 1060 at our big clan base (down to 18fps) But to my surprise, even with my 1080, I still get the exact same fps at base as before.
Now I have an old cpu, the i7 2600k from 2011, which obviously is bottlenecking my gpu in this game. But it shouldn’t bottleneck so much that a change from a midgrade 1060 to a highend 1080 have 0 impact on performance. Every other new & old game out there is still able to provide a huge leap in fps when changing gpus, even with a sandybridge cpu.

Use DDU to unistall your video card drivers and reinstall the latest driver and remove nvidia geforce experience its a pos.
considering you just stuck a power hungery card in your pc do you have a good enuff powersuply?

DDU --> https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html

yeah I have a 750watt psu, the 1080 draws less than my old 580. I’ve seen huge fps gain on other games tho like pubg. seems only to be conan that doesn’t want to seem to give me any better performance.

Since there 500 ‘bug fix’ update my performance has gone down the toilet before the update i was runing the game maxed out with shadows lowerd down with good fps useing a i5 4690k and a gtx 980 now i have to run med with some seting set to low.
Funcom borked it + it doesn’t help that the game runs denuvo drm and over works cpu’s for no reason

i7 2600k o.0 There is a good chance that the motherboard and ram are also to slow to get the max out of your new GPU.

It looks like your ram are to slow on your system.

You can do the test your self here:


Select your cpu, ram and the game. It will tell you where the bottle neck is. you might also need to do some test of your hard drive, if you don’t have an SSD then you might get bad performance.

If it tells you that your hardware is fine then you need to look at drivers and windows updates but you have to handle that on your own.

Good luck my friend :slight_smile:


Get a 8700K/8086K with fast memory or wait for new 9000 series.

OS: Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 10 64 bit
Processor: Intel Quad Core i5/i7 3.3 GHz or AMD equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti/970 (High settings) and 1070 (Ultra settings)
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 35 GB available space

OS: Windows 7 64 Bit/ Windows 8 64 Bit/ Windows 10 64 Bit
Processor: Intel Quad Core i5 or AMD equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 (2GB)
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 35 GB available space

Yes, the issue with this is that it is not so specific about RAM speed and CPU architecture. If you have a system for 2011, even if it’s a i7 of i5 it might still be to slow. i7 2600k was a good cpu of it time but look at this:

I really like this site a lot :smiley:

He needs to figure out where the bottleneck is but as i did suggest it might also be a issue with drivers.

It makes sens to me that a computer CPU form 2011 has problems running a game form 2018! Just saying…

Is your PC hosting the server? The CPU load gets a lot higher.

FightzGamer doesn’t really make much sense since an i7 from 2011 isn’t that much different from an i7 in 2018. Cpu performance has jumped like maybe 5% each generation, it’s not like gpus where the leap from 900 to 1000 series was like 50% difference. If you check benchmarks on youtube etc when they compare the sandybridge cpus to the 8th generation, it’s like 30-40% difference at the most. Almost any other game from 2018 is still able to provide huge leap in performance when changing gpus with a sandy bridge. Just seems bad coding.
I tried the website and it says I can run it, I have 8gb ram, running at 1866mhz.
Also using a 850 samsung evo SSD

Performance between SB and SKL is quite high. Both due to IPC, Clock and memory/cache speeds.

We talk minimum 50% difference.

Don’t get fooled by prescripted benchmarks that is good to cover up weak CPUs.

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If you want some decent help I suggest you post your full hardware spec including clocking and hard drives as well as game settings.

My rig has a i7-4820K, 8 GB @ 1866 MHz, and GTX 970 OC Jetstream, game and os on ssd and I can play CE with everything on Ultra @ 1920x1400. Your cpu seams not that mutch behind mine.

RYU-salazar GTX 1080 palit super jetstream OC core 2060mhz, mem 5700mhz, 8gb 1866mhz ram, 500gb samsung 850 ssd, i7 2600k 4ghz oc.
ShintaiDK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l7rEP6FidE
None of those games show a 50% improvement, I have a friend with a 8700k who in games we played don’t get 50% better performance than me. So I call bs on that statement.

With that setup I’m wondering what kind of issues you may have with exiles!? Do you play it at 4k? From what you write down, I think your cpu is indeed the weakest part, but still…

There seems something to be odd with your rig.

I play in 1080p, doubt it has anything to do with my rig since I can max out every other games I’m playing. Obviously my cpu is the weakest part, but still, more likely to do with the game being poorly optimized. I’m not talking about 18fps when being out in the wilds, then I get 70-80fps ultra of course, I’m talking about when I’m at our clan base, I get as low as 18fps, the same I had with my 1060. Which is not ideal for a game where you build stuff. I don’t even have to be inside the base, I just have to be near it, maybe 50meter, and even if I look away from it, I get huge fps drops. So for some reason they made it so that every polygon loads, even if you’re not facing it/near it.

Some informations about your system are missing.
How much RAM do you have, what is your OS ?

If you have Win10 and 16+GB RAM please try this :
start powershell console as admin
type Disable-MMAgent -mc and
close the console, and reboot

You can find this on google by looking for how to disable memory compression, which is IMHO, one of the most stupid ideas M$ had in 30 years.


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That’s way too old. 2-3 years ago i had the same problem when i upgraded to a GTX970… It bottle necked bad and over heated my old i7.
I upgraded to a new series i5 and problem solved.
Any open world survival that has a lot of persistent AI, background crafting etc uses far more CPU power than any other type of game.
Shooters are more GPU based where as survivals like conan are more CPU based. I change my graphics from med to high and apart from shadows/view distance i get no fps change with the GTX970.
So yeah, upgrade as soon as you can. Also 16gb of decent ram is needed, gone are the days where 8g of ram will get you by. Also make sure the ram has decent clock speed. DDR4 2133 will not cut it for quite a few games these days. Better off having a minimum of 3000 even 3200+.

M.Biscotti In 2 of my posts above I mentioned I have 8gb ram. I’m using windows 7 atm.
Belgarath While it’s true that open world survivals are more cpu heavy, there’s still several sandbox games that are much better optimized. Like Rust for example.
Besides, the game offered much better performance a while ago before the huge patch. After that I started seeing way worse performance, just like cooperman said. Just seems like they screwed something up with the codes and now the game is using unecessary amount of hardware power when it shouldn’t.

Try to tweak the graphics settings and maybe look at your Directx version.

Try to disable vertical sync, that might make a difference.

Since you had a Ge-force before, i would also suggest removing all the drivers with the Nvidia clean up tool and reinstall the drivers.

I’m not sure if Windows 7 has any limits regarding directx and game fps. I have been running windows 10 for a while and it runs really good.

Please remember i’m trying to help, not blame any specific thing or person. It just sounds to me like there is something in your system bugging the graphics engine.

I’m running a I7 8700K, 16 GB 3200 Ram, Geforce 1070 GTX and a M.2 SSD 1 TB disk. I have about 70 fps in game. In my base that is rather big the fps goes down to 50.

I hope you can figure it out :slight_smile: You should be able to run the game with decent fps on you computer.

Of course they don’t, because most if not all of those benches are run as prescripted or low load areas. Not to mention they use a GTX1070, 2 equally clocked CPUs where the 8700K runs slower than stock and the 2600K is overclocked. Even Hitman and Arma in that case showed 30% or so.

Please check what you link next time.