13 Replies Latest reply on Dec 19, 2017 12:29 PM by Intel Corporation

    [8600K] High cpu usage and framerate issues


      I recently built myself a new rig with the specs listed below using the same drives to save myself the file transfers. Since upgrading my hardware, I've run into consistent issues with high CPU usage in the range of 25-30% resting, 45-50% simply watching a live stream on Twitch, and 75-90% playing Overwatch (while other games, such as Assassin's Creed: Syndicate max the CPU right from the menu).  In addition, what I assume is an affect of the high usage, my frame rate in games is anything but stable ranging from 130 at best doing nothing down to 60-70 at times.  Moving the camera from side to side, alone, drops the FPS by 30-40.  I have tried to manually install all the drivers for the motherboard and processor that I could find and, having moved from an AMD processor, attempted to uninstall the AMD drivers that I could find.


      What could the issue be and how might I fix it?



      Build Specs:

      i5 8600k

      ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E

      GTX 1070 TI

      16GB G.SKILL Trident Z RGB 3000Mhz DDR4