Question EVGA RTX 3080 Stuttering In Videogames

Simple Hat

Dec 14, 2016
I have had this RTX 3080 since November 4th, 2020, and ever since then, I have experienced stutters in video games. I feel as if I tried everything except trying another GPU which I am going to try soon. In almost every game I play there is a stutter that varies in intensity. Temps are perfectly fine nothing over 80C on the GPU or CPU.

What I have tried is:
  • Turning off my RAM, CPU, and GPU overclock.
  • Undervolting the GPU
  • Using one monitor
  • Unplugging all but essential USB devices
  • Different windows power plans
  • Reinstalling GPU drivers with DDU
  • Using Specific GPU drivers
  • Updating AMD chipset drivers
  • updating BIOS
  • I have checked the temperature. Gpu peeks at 74 degrees Celcius while the CPU sits around 68 degrees Celcius in-game.
  • Trying the games on different drives. I tried a SSD and an NVME drive.
  • Turning off NVIDIA overlay and wallpaper engine
  • Turning off ICU
  • messing with HPET
  • Uninstalling MSI Afterburner
  • Reinstalling Windows
  • Reinstalling RAM
  • Resetting BIOS
Stutter list
  • Far Cry 4 & 5 stutter with no pattern
  • RDR2 Stutter when stopping horse and when in Saint-Denis
  • Mount and Blade Bannerlord stutter with no pattern
  • Assassins Creed Oddessy stutters when I am just running.
  • Days Gone
  • Fortnite
  • Battlefield 1
  • Fallout 4 and 76
Benchmarks :

-CPU: Ryzen 5800x
-Motherboard: Asus X570 TUF Gaming Plus
-RAM:16GB of Corsair Vengeance RBG 3200Mhz RAM
-Storage:6TB of mixed storage (SSDs, NVMES)
-PSU: Corsair CX850 GOLD
-Display: 144hz 1440p non gysnc/freesync monitor

I do really feel like I have tried everything. Maybe it's just a driver issue or should I RMA?
I could record footage of it stuttering if necessary
should I RMA?
if you can verify that it is this specific GPU causing the "stuttering" effect
then i would definitely file for an RMA.

the only way to do that though is by trying your GPU in another system and verifying that it still occurs there.

don't remember EVGA's practice about diagnosing components.
if they receive a product for RMA and can prove that the item is still functioning properly
you may end up with a pretty high shipping charge at the least to return your card.
contact their customer support and see.

you can also contact any 3rd party retailer you may have purchased from and see about refunds\replacements through them.