Question AMD System: FPS Stuttering/Dropping Issue on Certain Games, with Video


Sep 10, 2014
Hello, I've noticed on certain games that I have horrible stuttering, which is funny, because many of these games are quite old and do not require good PCs at all.
For example, Dead by Daylight and CSGO have this horrible stutter (sometimes a drop from 100 FPS to 40 instantly), yet Forza Horizon 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, Metro Exodus - no stutters, just normal frame drops that do not stutter.

Here is a Youtube Clip of what the stuttering is like, with metrics from MSI afterburner:

Anyway, I plan on upgrading my GPU very soon to a RX 6600 XT, but what if my CPU is faulty or something? I'm just worried a bit. As for troubleshooting, I have tried a lot of basic things to resolve the stutter- power options, graphics & display settings, full-screen optimizations on/off, etc. No overheating either, on any components that I see. I also recently clean installed Windows - no fix.

Here is a link to my CPU-Z validation which includes all my system specs and more, but I will list them below if you don't want to click the CPU-Z link: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @ 4024.06 MHz - CPU-Z VALIDATOR ( By the way, you may notice XMP is not enabled - I reset my BIOS recently, but I'm pretty sure it still stuttered with XMP regardless.

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600
GPU: RX 580 8GB
PSU: EVGA 600W 80 Gold Plus
MOBO: ASRock B450M/ac
Display: BenQ Zowie RL2455 LCD @ 60Hz
Windows 10 Home Edition