Originally Posted by funfordcobra
Is it just DayZ? DayZ is a horrible game to compare anything to and it runs pretty bad on any system. Its pretty much CPU dominant and even with 3 way SLI you wont get a steady 60 fps unless you have a 5960x possibly.
I haven't had anything like that visible on the games I play. I do have dayZ but don't play it because it runs so horrible.
LOL, yeah, DayZ. As a huge fan and hardware nerd I'm well aware of the degree to which DayZ sucks. However this issue has nothing to do with the performance of games so there's no reason not to use shots from it in my explanation of the problem. The main reason I bought my X34 was for DayZ, trying to make the most of the frames I have.
I've got a pretty busy weekend going on but I will collect more examples of the issue from other games and confirm that what smoobandit wants me to check as well. I'm already pretty confident his assumptions are correct. I also think more people probably have this problem than realize it yet.