Freezing in-game for a few seconds with GTX 780ti

I recently bought the above card and I have run into an issue while playing Crysis 3 and Battlefield 4. The issue does not appear when running Source games like Dota 2 and TF2. The game will freeze for a few seconds and then resume running. I can still hear the game's sound however. At times it appears this happens when loading a new area, but other times there is clearly no new large area being loaded. My temperatures on the GPU are fine (~70) and same with my CPU (~60). Below are the complete specs for my rig:

ASUS P8Z68 Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 PSU
EVGA GTX 780ti
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

I don't have the HDD specs on hand but it is a 500gb HD at (i think) 7200 RPM. Could the drive be the problem? I have already tried reinstalling the GPU drivers, and verified that my PSU is more than adequate for the 780 ti.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. could be due to the game driver, which isn't fixable. You could always try an SSD.
  2. I'm planning to pick up an SSD in the next week or so, I'm curious to see if that fixes it. I'm also going to try a few other graphics-intensive games and see if the issue crops up there.

    It's not a game-breaking issue, but I'm a little annoyed given that the point of buying this card was to have zero problems with performance. I guess that was a pipe dream. :(
  3. Best answer
    The GTX 780Ti drivers are not the best, you'll have to wait for newer ones to be released, which if the SSD doesn't fix the issue, it's the driver.
  4. Well I seem to have resolved the problem. I was capping the frame rate at 58 to reduce v-sync input lag. Turned off the cap, and the freezing disappeared from all games. Thanks for the help.
  5. See my post above.
  6. glad all works for you, if you have any other questions, just ask and we'l gladly help
  7. driver issue, had same problem with my gtx 760 sli. Nvidia opened ticket and worked out issue for me. they changed the adaptive setting to max performance, they did some other tweaks but I cant remember
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