Underutilization of hardware in Fortnite

mr overpaid

Junior Member
Feb 25, 2024
I’m running it an issue when playing Fortnite on performance mode. The game only utilises 30-40% of my cpu and gpu, so I feel like I’m leaving performance on the table. When I play the game with DX11 or DX12 I get much higher usage, around 80-100%. I prefer to play on performance mode as it gives me significantly more fps, but I can’t understand why it’s only using 30% of what it’s capable of. When I increase the graphics quality while on performance mode though, it boosts my fps. Running epic graphics vs low gives me 30 fps more.

I’ve made numerous tweaks and followed many guides, but to no avail. Power plan is high performance, nvidia control panel is set Fortnite to prefer maximum performance, set the priority in task manager, updated bios etc.

Specs are listed below

Windows 11 Home

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti on 551.23 driver

13th Gen Intel i5-13400F 10 core 4.6GHZ

32GB of ram (4x8GB sticks) XMP enabled

Silicon Power 1TB SSD


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