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Im not sure this is a video card issue or not but I assume it is that's why im posting here. I got my new system last week in a trade, I went from a intel i3 530 with a 650 ti boost 2gb to a intel i5 3570k with a radeon 6950 2gb. Now when playing games (I thought at first this was DOTA 2 only, but now realize it in diablo 3 as well) ill hold steady at 60 fps, but my game seems to be micro stuttering or something almost un playable. Im not sure how to fix this as with my old system it didn't always hold 60 fps but gameplay was much smoother.
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You need to provide more information to determine where to start looking for trouble, but I can offer some general guidelines to address from the get go:

*Be sure your computer has the latest and most up-to-date system drivers.
*Be sure graphics drivers are up to date and not BETA drivers.
*Be sure your HDD is operating correctly (using software like HDTune to monitor SMART data for brief indication of health)
*Be sure your OS is fully updated
*Check your filesystem for errors: In an elevated command prompt (CMD) type, 'chkdsk /f /r'. It will likely request to run chkdsk upon next reboot, select option for 'Yes'. Reboot your machine to run chkdsk.
*Check game caches if games are run via Steam (integrity check).

Beyond those simple things you should provide more information:

You mention 'microstuttering' but this phenomenon is generally relegated to CF/SLI setups, not single cards. That's not to say single cards don't stutter, it's just usually not 'microstutter' specifically. The stutters you face may be micro-type stuttering and not hard, rigid long stutters - this we'd need to know.

When does it happen? Length of stutter? All games or just the two you listed? Can you provide a short video of what's happening?

Anyways, the more information we have the better we can help you. smile.gif
    
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OP 650Ti Boost 2GB performs at par with the Radeon 6970.
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All my drivers are up to date.
The thing is I have 4 games installed, dota2 its almost as if its an internet connection problem but I know its not the games just real choppy, diablo 3 plays fine for the first 5 minutes then it just feels laggy I mentioned microstutter but really I was just trying to make a comparison. Now when I play CS:GO or outlast the other 2 games installed no issues like this at all.

Ill try to get a video up, ill do a check on my files but I really don't think this is it either, I do notice however when playing d3 im getting 100% gpu load if this reflects on it any, I really don't know because ive never had a system that played as well as this.
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is this using the same OS install? If so and you changed mobos and gfx cards I'd recommend reinstalling your OS
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is this using the same OS install? If so and you changed mobos and gfx cards I'd recommend reinstalling your OS

its a completely different system totally along with a clean install of everything on my ssd and all windows updates
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Per your last post then, it would seem it is game and driver specific to that game(s).

You should check the settings game by game and driver side to see if you can alleviate the issue.
    
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