Question FPS Drops / Stutters (COD Warzone)

mikeloff

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Hey,

I am playing Warzone the last days and I'm averaging about 80-90 fps (was averaging 70 or so but enabled XMP) and I am getting some annoying FPS stutters every now and then. Some times longer, some times shorter but it's really annoying. I would say with a frequency of 5 minutes per stutter.

CPU Temperature doesn't exceed 60oC so I believe the problem is not there. The game is installed in a new Samsung SSD (500 GB) which should be ok. Though I noticed something while playing, the SSD that has the Windows installed inside (ADATA SU 630) peaked at 65oC which shouldn't be normal. Could that be causing stutters? The game is installed in a different SSD though.

I also ran a Prime95 stress test and I had no errors for like 20 minutes so I guess CPU and RAM are okay.

Could it be the GPU? I ran some Unigine Heaven benchmarks and I had pretty high average FPS even on extreme in 1080p. Min FPS was low (like 9 fps) but I read that it happens during the scene changes and it's normal, it was all pretty smooth and I didn't notice any stutters there.

Any ideas????

RIG:

Ryzen 5 2600
Gigabyte RTX 2060
G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB RAM DDR4 3200MHz
AORUS x470 ULTRA GAMING
 
Hey,

I am playing Warzone the last days and I'm averaging about 80-90 fps (was averaging 70 or so but enabled XMP) and I am getting some annoying FPS stutters every now and then. Some times longer, some times shorter but it's really annoying. I would say with a frequency of 5 minutes per stutter.

CPU Temperature doesn't exceed 60oC so I believe the problem is not there. The game is installed in a new Samsung SSD (500 GB) which should be ok. Though I noticed something while playing, the SSD that has the Windows installed inside (ADATA SU 630) peaked at 65oC which shouldn't be normal. Could that be causing stutters? The game is installed in a different SSD though.

I also ran a Prime95 stress test and I had no errors for like 20 minutes so I guess CPU and RAM are okay.

Could it be the GPU? I ran some Unigine Heaven benchmarks and I had pretty high average FPS even on extreme in 1080p. Min FPS was low (like 9 fps) but I read that it happens during the scene changes and it's normal, it was all pretty smooth and I didn't notice any stutters there.

Any ideas????

RIG:

Ryzen 5 2600
Gigabyte RTX 2060
G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB RAM DDR4 3200MHz
AORUS x470 ULTRA GAMING
Try these step by step:
  • Disconnect from internet
  • Uninstall gpu driver using DDU (clean and do not restart).
  • Uninstall all the processors on device manager (should be 12 on yours) like this:
  • Restart the pc to bios, and update to the latest bios(download, extract the files and copy it to flashdrive, plug it on top rear usb slot then reboot to bios and flash the bios). Then go to bios again after update and load default or optimized settings.

  • boot up to windows and install the latest AMD Chipset driver, reboot and connect to internet.

  • Install the latest nvidia driver.

    *do this all offline until reboot after installing amd chipset driver, also you may reboot to bios after all of this to set the XMP (and manual tune the timing if you want), make sure your ram is on slot 2 and 4. Download needed files (highlighted word) before doing step 1, do the step by orders.

  • And check windows update (and optional updates) if there is any. Also enable Hardware Accelerated Graphics Scheduling in graphics settings like this and reboot:

Make sure the psu connected to the gpu is 1 pcie cable per 1 slot (use main cable, not the branches/split) like this:
 
Just some things I would to note and ask, my GPU has an 8-pin connector and the cable that I am using on it is a 6pin+2pin cable from the PSU (I saw online that the 2pin is the ground so it should be okay.
just make sure it uses the main pcie plug, not the split.


Another thing is that in the Graphics Settings I don't have such an option to enable Hardware-accelerated GPU scaling. It doesn't even appear there.
It should be there on the latest windows update and latest nvidia driver.
 
Yes actually now that I am up to date it showed up. Though when I am doing some basic drills like opening discords, watching videos and stuff I get some quick stutters... Probably more common than when playing even. I am gonna test some games and come back with feedback.

Thanks!
Oh yeah also check the resolution settings on settings, and change it to rounded number (ex your monitor is 60hz, but on settings it's 59.999hz, and there is an option to 60hz, use that one). Sometimes windows bugs like that idk how, happens recently on some people on this forum.
 

Phaaze88

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My old PC ran smoothly yes, with 2 monitors on different refresh rates. This one though stutters even on desktop use, could it still be the GPU? :/
Not the old PC, but the current one.

This looks like a driver/software. It's been a problem with mixing refresh rates for a long time. I don't know what driver causes it though.
The most concrete ways around it were to get screens with the same refresh rate, or run the main monitor off the gpu and the secondary off the cpu's iGPU.

When you posted that you have 2 monitors, I figured it wasn't stuttering - even though your cpu doesn't have an iGPU - until recently.
 

Phaaze88

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ASUS VG248QE
I used to have this monitor. It has no adaptive sync at all. That wouldn't be helping; having some kind of adaptive sync helps to minimize tearing/stuttering.
Go into Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Vertical Sync. Select Adaptive(half refresh rate). It might not stop it, but if it happens less often, that'd be a plus.
 
No, my settings are on low-medium. Same goes for Fortnite, my monitor is an ASUS VG248QE. I don't have G Sync.

Also I am noticing stutters on desktop use aswell, every now and then.
Make sure the nVidia control panel and Windows advanced monitor setting are both showing 144hz. Try setting a 144fps frame cap in the nvidia control panel and set vsync to always off.

Have you tried a new monitor cable ? If you're running HDMI have you tried DisplayPort and vice versa ?
 

Phaaze88

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Software. The game engine is an un-optimized mess, and support isn't going to improve. EA has more or less killed off support, because they moved 'em to Cold War.
When Vanguard comes out, they'll slowly move support away from Cold War to it.
 
BUT the gaming FPS drops are still there tho, a bit better but still there. There is a setting in war zone that shows the time that took the GPU and CPU to render a frame and I noticed something. GPU doesn’t go above 8 on clash (small map with 100 people) and is mostly stable on 6.
On the other hand CPU time is around 11 - 12, and when the drops happen it even goes to 18-20 but the GPU time is still stable. So, I’m guessing it’s a CPU related problem but it doesn’t overheat…
What could cause that?
installed the latest amd chipset driver before the gpu driver after fresh install?
 

Phaaze88

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That would be real hard to figure out with Fortnite, due to how big that game is.
There's so many players on a map at a time, it's chaotic, the game is updated regularly(usually cosmetic).

also I tried msi afterburner only to monitor the frame rate and the graph actually wouldn’t show the drops that I saw on the in game frame rate if that means something.
The game's polling rate is faster than Afterburners?
 
I'm not saying your 2600 is defective but there's no doubt moving to a 5600x cpu will make a big improvement in your 1% lows (minimum fps in game) since there's a large IPC improvement, clock speed increase, as well as a lot more cpu cache on the 5600x. I see on the support page for your board that even though it's a 470 they have BIOS support for the 5600x listed. If you have the ability to purchase one I'd recommend you go that route.
 

mikeloff

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Try these step by step:
  • Disconnect from internet
  • Uninstall gpu driver using DDU (clean and do not restart).
  • Uninstall all the processors on device manager (should be 12 on yours) like this:
  • Restart the pc to bios, and update to the latest bios(download, extract the files and copy it to flashdrive, plug it on top rear usb slot then reboot to bios and flash the bios). Then go to bios again after update and load default or optimized settings.

  • boot up to windows and install the latest AMD Chipset driver, reboot and connect to internet.

  • Install the latest nvidia driver.

    *do this all offline until reboot after installing amd chipset driver, also you may reboot to bios after all of this to set the XMP (and manual tune the timing if you want), make sure your ram is on slot 2 and 4. Download needed files (highlighted word) before doing step 1, do the step by orders.

  • And check windows update (and optional updates) if there is any. Also enable Hardware Accelerated Graphics Scheduling in graphics settings like this and reboot:
Make sure the psu connected to the gpu is 1 pcie cable per 1 slot (use main cable, not the branches/split) like this:
Thanks for the very detailed guide-answer, I did everything step by step and now I'm only doing some final Windows Updates.

Just some things I would to note and ask, my GPU has an 8-pin connector and the cable that I am using on it is a 6pin+2pin cable from the PSU (I saw online that the 2pin is the ground so it should be okay.
Another thing is that in the Graphics Settings I don't have such an option to enable Hardware-accelerated GPU scaling. It doesn't even appear there.

And lastly while I was installing some drivers, I believe it was the display drivers, the PC was stuttering and when I opened HW Monitor my SSD had hit 72oC. So could that be the problem in the end of the day?

Anyway I am gonna test some games soon and come back with more feedback.
 

mikeloff

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just make sure it uses the main pcie plug, not the split.



It should be there on the latest windows update and latest nvidia driver.
Yes actually now that I am up to date it showed up. Though when I am doing some basic drills like opening discords, watching videos and stuff I get some quick stutters... Probably more common than when playing even. I am gonna test some games and come back with feedback.

Thanks!
 

mikeloff

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Oh yeah also check the resolution settings on settings, and change it to rounded number (ex your monitor is 60hz, but on settings it's 59.999hz, and there is an option to 60hz, use that one). Sometimes windows bugs like that idk how, happens recently on some people on this forum.
I'm running dual monitor and if you mean nVidia resolution settings I just checked and they are set on 144Hz and 60Hz so it's all good.
I just played a game and the FPS is still a bit lower than it should be but the main issue is still the stutters.

Could it be the GPU? Cause I'm kinda stressed out rn if it's getting faulty tho in games like Fortnite I still hit 200FPS but still get stutters.
 

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