I recently treated myself to a new desktop for gaming but from day one i have suffered obnoxious frame rate drops at any time in games.
The worst offender was Battlefield 4 but i blamed the game while reading the games forums as others had the same issue.
It wasnt til recently buying Far Cry 3 that i realised i had the same problems.
In the game Payday 2 i have a very brief screen freeze now and again.
I will be happily running around in games with 80fps but all of a sudden for no apparent reason i will drop to 20fps which will hold for 5-10 seconds then steadily climb back to 80.
I have the latest drivers.
Under load my cpu and gpu temps range at 50-58c.
In Bios i set cool and quiet to disabled (recommended by forums) . High performance power settings are on.
I have unparked my cores (also recommended on the battlefield forums)
I have tried every recommendation with the task manager.
AMD fx 8350 cpu (not over clocked)
Gigabyte 970-ds3 motherboard
Powercolor Radeon 7950 gpu
Gskill DDR3-1600 8gb ram
Corsair 600w psu
1280x 768 resolution
I would really like to get to the bottom of this and not just shrug and tolerate it. Any tips are greatly appreciated.