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High FPS, in-game stuttering

Dear community,

I have some problems with my AMD setup when gaming, that can't seem to get solved.

After a few days of intensive searching, I hope I can get some help here because I'm all out of ideas.

The problem, simply put, is that in games, I get stuttering while having a high FPS rate (far above 60fps that is)

This is the most obvious and frequent in PUBG. I also notice it in CS:GO (but it's rare) and sometimes when doing a Valley benchmarktest.

It looks like some frames are dropped, but I can't find any evidence of this in loggings.

I used to think my processor (I had a Ryzen 3 1200) was the issue, but after upgrading to a Ryzen 5 2600 I still have the same issues.

My complete setup and UserBenchmarks:

UserBenchmarks: Game 67%, Desk 72%, Work 50%

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 - 72.8%

GPU: AMD RX 580 (MSI Gaming X, 8G) - 70.1%

SSD: SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB - 68.9%

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) - 99%

USB: WD Elements 25A3 4TB - 64%

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB - 99.8%

MBD: Asrock AB350M Pro4

Display: ROG Strix XG258Q

What I have tried so far:

- Lower in game settings, with no result. I play PUBG at low settings anyway.

- Deactivated tessallation mode in Radeon settings.

- Changed the FlipQueueSize to 0x3100 using Radeonmod

- Reinstalled all GPU drivers

- Disabled Freesync & Adaptive Sync on my display

- Capping FPS to a max of 75fps

- Disable HDCP support

Nothing solved my problems. I still have to much stuttering/screendrops in PUBG to make it enjoyable, in CS:GO it's rare but annoying when it occurs.

Can somebody please help me? I would be very grateful...

If you need any further info, please don't hesitate to ask.

Kind regards,


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Adept I
Adept I

Re: High FPS, in-game stuttering


You are not alone, apparently we are many to have the problem and it's that our GPU is don't use to it's maximum performance. When I'm in game my rx 580 8Go drop from 90%-100% to around 60% most of the time. I tried 1080p or 720p and that change nothing, my GPU just don't hit the maximum usage...
Unfortunately, I found nothing to solve that yet

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: High FPS, in-game stuttering

Actually most RX 580s are throttling do to the drivers having the power ceiling set to low.

I highly suggest you do the following:

Raise the  Red "Power Limit" Sider to it's maximum. Slide the slider all the way to the right to 50. This is still well withing normal range and is not over volting in any way. It is dynamic and doesn't even mean your card is constantly using more power. Only that it can use more when needed.

This setting is in Radeon Setings / Gaming / Global Settings / Global Wattman : down below the fan settings.

If this alone does not help there are several other things you can do to get it stable.Then try the following,

If your are using anything like Afterburner, Trixx or other graphics tweakers, don't (they interfere with Watman) and uninstall them.

Next do the following:

1. Disable Fast Startup (google it)

2. Disable Hibernation (google it)

3. Make sure your Computer is set to "High Performance" in the power profile.

4. Turn off all Windows 10 game functions. In settings Gaming disable anything on, DVR, Game Bar ETC....

5. If your anti-virus software has a game mode, use it.

Now I want you to re-install the driver again doing the following:

Download the driver you want.

Run DDU from safe mode.  Get it from WagnardSoft_com.

Disconnect from the internet. ( this is the key as Windows update screws up the reinstall if you don't)

Restart, and install the driver.

Restart with internet back on and you should be good to go.

After the driver re-install set the Power Limit Slider back to +50, to it's maximum.

If that doesn't get it. Let me know. I use custom fan and temp settings with my RX 580 and can post a screen shot of my settings for you to duplicate. I am work right now and don't have it here. I have done all these things and it has made my RX 580 rock solid stable, and it is anything but without what I have done.

Adept I
Adept I

Re: High FPS, in-game stuttering

Hi masterdisasterpokester

I'm also in trouble with CS:GO stuttering like thing. Could you please check below and tell me if this is the same thing with this problem?

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: High FPS, in-game stuttering

Unfortunately I get stuttering in CSGO too. This has been around now for several driver versions. I have reported it. You should do the same, you can find the link in Radeon Settings, preferences.

Adept I
Adept I

Re: High FPS, in-game stuttering

I modified my Radeon settings for CS:GO just like the guy doing at below video, and now mine isn't stuttering anymore, at least not very visible. Sometimes it still happens but very rare. You can apply it and try:

Adept I
Adept I

Re: High FPS, in-game stuttering


Sorry for the late answer : /
I've done all you write here and that does nothing for me. So, I've reinstall my windows 10, the previous version was an update from Win 7. Now, I've a fresh installation of win 10, I can activate an option in the BIOS of my MB that I can't activate before (due to the update Win 7 to Win 10 I think). That option is "Windows 10 support *something*" and so far so good.
That does the trick for me and maybe could help someone else.

However, thanks for your time and the solution might working for someone who don't have a "fake" installation of Win 10

Esteemed Contributor III

Re: High FPS, in-game stuttering

Thanks, I will check it out!

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Re: High FPS, in-game stuttering

pokester thanks for the reply!

I did exactly what you wrote down and the framerates went up immediately. This works fine for CS:GO, but in PUBG I still have some framedrops and stuttering while having 160+ fps at times.

Can you share your settings? Maybe it can help me even further.

Thank you!

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: High FPS, in-game stuttering

I do use a custom gaming profile for CSGO in Radeon Settings Gaming, in which I disable vsync, leave all settings to application control. I set the textures to "performance" IMHO this makes a big difference on this game. I also use chill and set my range to be one FPS inside of my freesync range, if you have a freesync monitor. I leave my  Shader Cache to AMD Optimized in the profile actually makes it faster. I have seen claims that turning it on and off and on optimized makes it better. So I strongly suggest trying it all three ways to figure out what is best for you. Oh I mentioned setting everything to application control. This include to make sure you change tessellation to app control.

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