I'm just curious to know if random fps drops in games is normal. I tweaked settings in Blood Dragon so that I achieved consistent 60fps with my resolution set to 1080p. I played the entire campaign with no drop in frame rate until the very last mission. It dropped to 20fps for the duration of a battle and did not go back up until a long while after the action was over. I just wasnt expecting such a drop since the battle didn't seem that intensive. I would expect 40fps minimum with the way it ran prior.
When I play Skyrim I also have a consistent 60fps (except in towns it drops to 40-50 sometimes, but never for long), but whenever text appears on screen or the game autosaves the fps dips for just a second. I'm guessing this is what is called a microstutter, but man is it annoying.
I'm still a bit new to diagnosing a lot of these small performance hits. It's also not a huge deal. I'm really just trying to understand my situation, so I can have realistic expectations when gaming.
I'm running both games at ultra settings with AA off and vsync (if applicable) on. I think blood dragon gives an option for 1 frame or 2 frames. I've got it set to 1.