Question I'm having a strange suttering issue

Aug 27, 2021
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I recently noticed this issue while playing Destiny 2. I just got back into the game after not playing for 6 months. My build is nothing to write home about, but 6 months ago it ran Destiny 2 at 1080p 60FPS. I was content with that. So you can imagine my surprise when I boot up the game, and the first thing I notice is that my game is stuttering. Every 10-20 seconds, the game drops from 60 FPS to what looks like 25 FPS. What's puzzling is that my benchmarks say that I'm running a smooth 60 FPS all the time, even when the stuttering happens. This is definitely not true. The performance drop is abysmal. I can't play the game like this. All my drivers are up to date. My GPU is getting around 70C, so I'm pretty sure it's not a thermal issue either.

Here is my build:

RX 580 8gb

Ryzen 5 2600

16gb 3200 DDR4 RAM

Does anyone have a clue as to what might be causing this stuttering?
 
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