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Constant Frame Drops in GTA 5 despite good Hardware

I recently bought a MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Laptop with an Intel i7 8750H, 16 GB of Ram and a Geforce 1070 maxq.
Due to overheating issues I undervoltet the CPU Core and Cache to recommended -0.125V.

My problem is, when I play GTA 5 (on High settings)I get constant Frame drops especially when I look around fastly or when I'm flying low.
Are the settings set too high and my 2000$ Laptop can't handle it? I really thought I can even play GTA 5 on very high settings, but obviously not.
Is it because of my (minor) undervolting? Any tips maybe?


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Sounds correct to me.

I'm running into folk that expect solid unchanging frame rates but that's not how it works today unless you go total overkill on the CPU and GPU. Example? 1080 Ti GPU with plain 1080p 60Hz display and current i7 CPU plus the other good parts.

Panning around is the most stressful and FPS should take a drop as the CPU and GPU get to work on the new scene. I've seen 2000 buck desktops drop frame rate on panning. The only time I didn't see this was on the plain rig I noted above and even then FPS did drop but not below 60 so all was OK in my view.

Post was last edited on October 26, 2018 8:14 AM PDT

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Have you tried thermal modding?

Unfortunately, the market is filled these days wit "light gaming laptops" that have great specs but when you put them to work you'll be disappointed.

The new six core CPU from Intel is very hard to keep in normal temperatures, undervolting it was a good first step but I think you need to go a step further and do a thermal modding, but that's not going to be easy because MSI GS65 has its motherboard upside down.

Post was last edited on October 25, 2018 11:32 PM PDT

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