The title says most of it. I tried playing Dirt 3 for the first time on my new computer and experienced some heavy FPS drops at random moments. I tried running the benchmark tool the game has and the same FPS drops appeared. The final score was 130 fps average and 110 minimum... It doesn't make sense to me. The screen freezes for half a sec or something and then the frame rate speeds up again.
What could the problem be? I'm at a loss since the benchmark and what I can see are 2 different things.
it could be screen tearing, which is is when your gpu is showing more frames then you monitor can show, so if you have a 60hz monitor then screen tearing might happen. download fraps cause it lets you see how many frames your getting