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Radeon VII, Windows 10 notifications while playing games causes major Frame rate drop and stuttering.

Question asked by iamnotmad on Feb 21, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 23, 2019 by iamnotmad

Hi folks, I upgraded from a GTX 980ti to a Radeon VII recently. While I have not had much luck getting stability after any UV or OC, the card has been fine.


One thing which is terribly annoying and surprising is that if I get a Windows 10 notification while playing a game (I'm in full screen mode btw), my frame rate drops dramatically, practically pauses my game, stutters and is crappy for a few seconds.


This did not ever happen with my 980ti. For now I have shut off Windows 10 notifications all together. But I'd like to know why this happens, and if there is a way to avoid it. I suppose it's just a driver thing? Has it always been this way with Radeon drivers? Anyone else seeing this?


proc is i7-6700k slightly OC'd, but that hasn't changed between the 980ti and the radeon vii.