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Journeyman III

5700XT + 3700X Doesn't run smooth. I'm experiencing stuttering and generally poor performance.

So, to give a small amount of background, I'm A+ certified, Server+, and several other certifications along with having worked in IT for a little over 8 years and I can't figure this out, so I'm turning to you guys for help. I've tried everything I can think of and I'm literally at my wit's end. I upgraded from a 2700X and Vega 56 in June of 2020 that had no issues with this machine that has been a nightmare for me. It's hard to enjoy anything with constant micro stuttering and the sense that the game isn't running well. 

Computer Type: Desktop

GPU: Radeon 5700XT (XFX Thicc III Ultra) 8GB w/ Liquid Cooling

CPU: RYZEN 7 3700X 8 CORE 16 THREADS w/ Liquid Cooling

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming Motherboard (ATX) AMD Ryzen 2 AM4 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 Gen2 B450

RAM: OLOy DDR4 RAM 32GB (4x8GB) Warhawk Aura Sync RGB 3600 MHz CL18 1.35V 288-Pin Desktop Gaming UDIMM (MD4U083618BCQA)

PSU: Cooler Master Watt 750 Watt Semifanless Modular Power Supply, 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply for Computers

Case: MUSETEX 903-S4 ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case Tempered Glass, Computer Gaming Case Window Desktop/PC Including 4X 120mm Case Fan, USB 3.0 Ports & (Modified by removing glass front & replaced with mesh filter)

Operating System & Version: WINDOWS 10 PRO 20H2

GPU Drivers: - (Whatever the latest is)

Chipset Drivers: AMD B450 (

Background Applications: DISCORD, Firefox

Games are stuttering such as Jedi: Fallen Order, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Call of Duty: Warzone, and many others. I've included some screenshots of what appears to be downclocking in Jedi Fallen Order and a video where I'm running the Unreal Engine 4.0 Elemental Demo and you can see an extreme stutter at the end when he hammers the ground. I've tried absolutely every remedy I can think of. Just a bit of background, I work in IT for a living and I'm A+, Server+, and several other certs, but I'm at my wit's end. I'm posting here as a last resort to see if you guys have any ideas.

Here is my User benchmark run:

Unreal Elemental Demo Stuttering (small stutters are due to screencap, not apparent on my pc) the stutters I see are massive like at the end of this clip:

Here is the correlating Performance stats screenshot from Radeon during that clip (the spike is when the stutter happens)

Here is a screenshot of a major stutter on the Heaven Benchmark.



GPU has been RMA'd - still stutters

PSU has been replaced - still stutters

OS has been reimaged - still stutters

Tried different RAM - still stutters

MOBO has been replaced - still stutters

Added liquid cooler - still stutters

tried every wacky youtube video out there - still stutters

disabled XMP, PBO, etc, etc - still stutters

Added more fans - still stutters

and many more things that I probably forgot about.


I'm starting to wonder if it has something to do with my CPU as it's one of the few things that haven't been replaced. Please if you guys have ANY suggestions that might help, I will try, I just don't know what to do anymore.

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Journeyman III

Re: 5700XT + 3700X Doesn't run smooth. I'm experiencing stuttering and generally poor performance.

Please, can anybody make sense of this? See below for the constant frametime spikes in COD: Black Ops Cold War. Any help is appreciated.