Very High CPU Usage i7 6700K - Normal?

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#1  Edited By Jerubedo
Member since 2010 • 42 Posts

Hello! I just upgraded my PC to the i7 6700K and I noticed one strange thing. In Novigrad and some other areas the CPU usage will be as high as 80+% on 8 all threads. Sometimes it even hits 100%, though it never stays there. The 100%'s are just spikes. Is this normal on a 6700K? I have no mods installed and the only running tasks are Witcher 3, Steam, and Geforce Experience (background task). Here are my full specs:

i7 6700K @ stock

16GB DDR4 RAM @ 2400MHz

GTX Titan X

Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 7

EVGA Supernova 750w PSU

My expectations for a mainstream flagship CPU would have been around 50% usage.

The only running apps are: Witcher 3, Steam, Precision X (background task), Corsair Link (background task), Geforce Experience (background task).