Question Every game I run with steam has micro stutters

rcheulishvil

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My system:
I5 9400f
24 gigs of RAM 2400mhz
gtx 1080ti
Samsung SSD 860

Games like CS:GO and Forza 4 have this tiny-tiny stutters.

I even enabled gpu monitor Forza offers and it shows that gpu usage doesn't even go up to 60%. So it's clearly no gpu problem. I had micro stutter even with fall guys.

And on this very system I'm playing Division 2 on ultra settings and there can be 20 bosses on the screen all exploding and no fps drop. Every modern and old games run very smoothly on my system.

I contacted steam but they said we don't know :| There must be something wrong with how steam launches this games. Because games from ubiconnect and epic games have zero problem.

Has anyone encountered this problem? is there a fix?

I reinstalled windows, reinstalled steam, reinstalled games - no use.

And it doesn't matter if I set graphic settings on medium, low, high. micro stutter won't go away, and won't even change.
 

rcheulishvil

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60% GPU usage = CPU-limited performance

You can't assume that CS:GO = Forza4 = Division 2. Different games stress systems in different ways.

What monitor do you have?

I have philips monitor, 75hz with g-sync.

I tried lowering fps from nvidia settings to 70, 60, doesn't matter, even on 38 fps it still stutters at times.
 

rcheulishvil

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Did you manually enable GSync?
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-enable-freesync-display-nvidia-gpu

Your monitor (probably, since you didn't give the exact model #) has a refresh range of 48-75Hz and no LFC. So if framerates drop below 48Hz, you're gonna get stutters. Don't limit your FPS to less than 75FPS.
I think this is the exact model
246E9QDSB/27

No, fps doesn't go below 48, whatever standard I set, it drops by 5fps. If I set it to 75, it drops to 73-70.
If I set it to 70, then it drops to 68-65.

I ran task manager and noticed that when the game is on, cpu usage goes to 100%

i5 9400f should be more than enough for this game, right? Now I think it's the cpu. Recommended cpu is i7-3820, I think my i5 should be on par with it. :/
 

tennis2

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Like I said (and you verified with CPU usage at 100%), your FPS is CPU-limited. Since the 9400F isn't overclockable, there's nothing to do on that front.

Now it's just a matter of making sure your CPU is performing to it's greatest potential:
  • make sure your CPU frequency is as expected
  • that you haven't disabled any CPU cores.
  • make sure you don't have any programs that are sucking CPU resources in the background while gaming.
 

rcheulishvil

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Like I said (and you verified with CPU usage at 100%), your FPS is CPU-limited. Since the 9400F isn't overclockable, there's nothing to do on that front.

Now it's just a matter of making sure your CPU is performing to it's greatest potential:
  • make sure your CPU frequency is as expected
  • that you haven't disabled any CPU cores.
  • make sure you don't have any programs that are sucking CPU resources in the background while gaming.

yeah, but what about cs:go? Or the fall guys? They aren't at 100% usage. Is there a way to mess around how steam launches the games?
 

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