Mouse stuttering / catching in certain games, CPU related?

So, when playing games like CSGO or even DOOM 2016 at max settings my system maintains a smooth as butter experience, zero mouse issues. However when playing the recent Destiny 2 beta, The Division and others I get game breaking mouse stutters that can only be described as if my mouse physically catches on something or if I have dirt lodged in my mouse sensor (I can guarantee I don't), however the fps stays consistent - It seems that nothing stutters BUT my crosshair movement.

I have tried lowering settings, changing from full screen to windowed and vice versa, lowering the polling rate on my mouse from 1000hz to 500hz and overriding high DPI scaling behavior. The only thing that seems to have had somewhat of an effect is lowering the priority of the game in task manager.

Has anyone experienced something like this? Is it hardware related?
I wouldn't want to spend money upgrading my CPU to find the problem persists, especially as general performance is perfectly acceptable bar this damn mouse catching in a few games.

My specs:
i5-3470
GTX 970
8GB ram
450watt PSU
Windows 10
Razer DeathAdder mouse

Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!
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  1. That's usually the sign of a bad mousepad or bad surface you are using your mouse on, do you use a mousepad? If so how old is it and are there any signs of wear on it?
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  2. Darkvillain said:
    That's usually the sign of a bad mousepad or bad surface you are using your mouse on, do you use a mousepad? If so how old is it and are there any signs of wear on it?


    Although that is exactly what it feels like, I can confirm it's nothing to do with my mouse or mouse mat as I have continued to play a lot of Counter-Strike and other shooters at a competitive enough level to require entirely unhindered mouse input without any issue to speak of. The stuttering is only occurring in a select few games and is nothing to do with scuffed peripherals.

    Thanks for the reply regardless!
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  4. Usually this is a bad surface/mouse pad, but as you have stated this is not the problem. I would say something to do with CPU after that, not being able to keep up your mouse movements with the game.
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