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I've just recently got into PC gaming so I don't have quite the library of games that I do on my xbox, but I've noticed varying amounts of stutter in certain games. Here's a list of what I own so far and how they perform:

Batman Arkham City: Fair amount of hitching and stuttering when gliding around the city and sometimes when walking around. Fighting sections are actually very smooth. Doesn't seem to matter whether I'm in DX9 or DX11, and the graphics setting seem to have no effect on limiting the stuttering. It's playable but annoying,

Metro 2033: 98% of the time the game feels perfect playing on DX11 with tessellation and DOF disabled. The problem, again, is the little hiccups and skipped frames that happen every 10 seconds or so. Very very frustrating. Like Batman, no amount of tweaking the settings seems to help. It actually seems to make it worse, oddly enough.

Crysis 3: Actually very smooth when I turn down the settings a bit, though I do occasionally experience some brief freezing when shotgunning enemies from point blank range while cloaked. I want to reiterate that the micro-freezing is very different from what I experienced in Metro and AC, and seems to be completely eliminated once I turn down the settings from high to medium.

Bioshock Infinite: Most of the stutter I experience occurs at specific areas in the game and can be reproduced by walking through them again. However I have noticed some slowdown / lag during really intense parts of the game. I've had absolutely zero in the way of hitching though - just plain old stutter.

Hitman Absolution: Haven't played this game much but seems completely smooth once I turn down the settings a bit, otherwise gets a little jittery when panning the camera.

Saints Row 3: Runs perfectly.

It's worth noting that I can run benchmarks like Unigine Heaven, Unigine Tropic, Unigine Valley, and 3d mark absolutely perfectly on the highest settings. They all look beautiful and run extremely smooth from start to finish.

I know some of these games like Arkham City and Metro have gotten a lot of criticism for being poorly ported console games, but it appears a lot of people running with much weaker hardware than mine are getting a smooth experience, which leaves me baffled. My framerates are consistently high in all of these games and for the most part they all run perfectly smooth except for the occasional hiccup. Metro in particular plays amazingly well inbetween hitches. So why am I getting them?

Smoothness is by far the most important thing to me when gaming. Once I notice a game performing sub-optimally in that area it really bothers me and hurts my enjoyment of the game. I would be okay with lowering the settings even if others with similar hardware can run it smoothly maxed out, but when tinkering with the settings does nothing then I am at a loss.

FWIW, the specs of my sig rig are current, and I just built it last month. There shouldn't be any bottleneck or ourdated / faulty hardware. So what could the issue be? Or should I just chalk it up to a crappy game engine? I'm waiting for the summer steam sale to expand my library and get a better feel for how the card performs, so perhaps I ought to wait until then before deciding on possibly selling the card or doing anything drastic hardware wise. Thoughts?
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i have not played Hitman. BI, i noticed tearing but the rest of those games are smooth as butter maxed on both my rigs. metro, i have to oc my 7950 a bit. i still use 13.2 beta 6. i play mostly BF3 and C3.

that evo handles 4.5GHz? what are your temps at load? is your chip delided?
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i have not played Hitman. BI, i noticed tearing but the rest of those games are smooth as butter maxed on both my rigs. metro, i have to oc my 7950 a bit. i still use 13.2 beta 6. i play mostly BF3 and C3.

that evo handles 4.5GHz? what are your temps at load? is your chip delided?

Bioshock tears badly on my 7970.. I can't play it

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Bioshock tears badly on my 7970.. I can't play it

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i know. besides, when the blood started squirting - i quit. i have kids around.
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In some games you need to use vsync to get smooth experience. I can play Crysis 3 without vsync and it doesn't tear but BF3 is unplayable without vsync for me. Try newest beta drivers?
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Bioshock tears badly on my 7970.. I can't play it

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infinite is bad to begin with they are looking a solution for it for the hiccups on texture streamimng...

I beat the game with a 360 pad and it felt smooth as butter on 1530P with everything to the max/smaa and sweet fx XD
The only problem was those hiccups that the developers knows about..


@ try using a pad on those games... that microstutter that you are talking about would be gone..
Edited by zGunBLADEz - 4/14/13 at 7:09am
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infinite is bad to begin with they are looking a solution for it for the hiccups on texture streamimng...

I beat the game with a 360 pad and it felt smooth as butter on 1530P with everything to the max/smaa and sweet fx XD
The only problem was those hiccups that the developers knows about..


@ try using a pad on those games... that microstutter that you are talking about would be gone..
i just want a MS wireless receiver. can't seem to find any in my country.
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Oddly I did not have any tearing issues with bf3 with single 7970 or any problems with playing Bioshock inff.
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i just want a MS wireless receiver. can't seem to find any in my country.

Try ebay the generic ones would work as well..
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i have not played Hitman. BI, i noticed tearing but the rest of those games are smooth as butter maxed on both my rigs. metro, i have to oc my 7950 a bit. i still use 13.2 beta 6. i play mostly BF3 and C3.

that evo handles 4.5GHz? what are your temps at load? is your chip delided?

Temps at full load are pretty normal, probably mid 70's? That's when running prime95. My chip is not delidded.
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@ try using a pad on those games... that microstutter that you are talking about would be gone..
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In some games you need to use vsync to get smooth experience. I can play Crysis 3 without vsync and it doesn't tear but BF3 is unplayable without vsync for me. Try newest beta drivers?

I actually use a wired xbox controller in all of those games that I mentioned and it works very well. Only games I won't are M&K oriented games like Company of Heroes.

In general it seems like a lot of people think I'm having tearing issues - I'm not. In Metro and Batman it looks like a hiccup in the graphics or some kind of skipped frame. I'd use the word microstutter but that can't be as I'm running a single GPU, but that's what it feels like.

I am using the latest drivers fwiw, and I've actually uninstalled them thoroughly with driversweeper before installing the game again to make sure there were no complications.
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