Microstuttering on single GTX 670

So i have had my GTX 670 for a long time and ive had a microstuttering issue. Its very frustrating and although very subtle, ruins my gaming experience.

When i am getting 60 FPS, it only feels like 40-45. THe FPS counter stays at 60 nearly all the time, with occasional dips/ I have seen many posts on this but with 2 or more cards set up in SLI or CF but this is just a single card.

Is this issue fixable or do i need a new card?

SPECS:

i5 3570K, 8 gig ram, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 Overclocked 2GB, Asrock z77 extreme4 mb, HX750 corsair PSU.
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  1. turkeyrunner76 said:
    So i have had my GTX 670 for a long time and ive had a microstuttering issue. Its very frustrating and although very subtle, ruins my gaming experience.

    When i am getting 60 FPS, it only feels like 40-45. THe FPS counter stays at 60 nearly all the time, with occasional dips/ I have seen many posts on this but with 2 or more cards set up in SLI or CF but this is just a single card.

    Is this issue fixable or do i need a new card?

    SPECS:

    i5 3570K, 8 gig ram, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 Overclocked 2GB, Asrock z77 extreme4 mb, HX750 corsair PSU.



    You could download nvidiainspector, and frame limit to 73, 80, or 90.

    http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/nvidia_inspector_download.html


    Is it all games or a particular one?
  2. are you overclocking the ram?
  3. make sure your mb has all of the bios patches and check the ram speed with cpu-z.
    also make sure you did not install that mvp software that bonds the onboard ipgpu with the gpu.
  4. Odd man - ours are real similar and i've not seen that.
  5. stutter happens..so what games are you playing exactly?
  6. turkeyrunner76 said:
    So i have had my GTX 670 for a long time and ive had a microstuttering issue. Its very frustrating and although very subtle, ruins my gaming experience.

    When i am getting 60 FPS, it only feels like 40-45. THe FPS counter stays at 60 nearly all the time, with occasional dips/ I have seen many posts on this but with 2 or more cards set up in SLI or CF but this is just a single card.

    Is this issue fixable or do i need a new card?

    SPECS:

    i5 3570K, 8 gig ram, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 Overclocked 2GB, Asrock z77 extreme4 mb, HX750 corsair PSU.


    Hello comrade! We have the same equipment. The problem is with your card's BIOS! It is plagued with inherent stability issues. I did not have microstuttering but I had major artifacts in a lot of games I played, even when not overclocked.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/170032/GIGABYTE-Outs-Corrective-BIOS-Update-for-GeForce-GTX-670-WindForce-3X-OC.html

    You need the VGA@BIOS utility from Gigabyte.

    That should help you out, but it can be confusing. If you have any problems please message me and I'll be glad to help. Good luck! :bounce:
  7. maxalge said:
    You could download nvidiainspector, and frame limit to 73, 80, or 90.

    http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/nvidia_inspector_download.html


    Is it all games or a particular one?


    Mainly Borderlands 2, but its not as smooth as it could be in all other games.
  8. neon neophyte said:
    are you overclocking the ram?


    No, should i be? i did a system monitor when playing borderlands 2 and i found that the memory usage never went over 40% and the GPU was at around 50%. Could that be the problem?
  9. smorizio said:
    make sure your mb has all of the bios patches and check the ram speed with cpu-z.
    also make sure you did not install that mvp software that bonds the onboard ipgpu with the gpu.


    The bios is up to date. I used Nvidia system monitor, and saw that in borlerlands 2, the memory usage never went over 40% and the GPU never went over 50%.

    I had virtuMVP installed to test things, but i uninstalled it and disabled the onboard graphics in device manager.
  10. TheMadFapper said:
    Hello comrade! We have the same equipment. The problem is with your card's BIOS! It is plagued with inherent stability issues. I did not have microstuttering but I had major artifacts in a lot of games I played, even when not overclocked.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/170032/GIGABYTE-Outs-Corrective-BIOS-Update-for-GeForce-GTX-670-WindForce-3X-OC.html

    You need the VGA@BIOS utility from Gigabyte.

    That should help you out, but it can be confusing. If you have any problems please message me and I'll be glad to help. Good luck! :bounce:


    So i went onto the site and download the F4 one, since the F12 wasnt compatiable with my card or something. I updated the bios and there was a slight performance increase - there were times where 60 fps actually felt like it! During gameplay, the memory usage never went over 40% and the GPU never went over 50%. Ideas?
  11. turkeyrunner76 said:
    No, should i be? i did a system monitor when playing borderlands 2 and i found that the memory usage never went over 40% and the GPU was at around 50%. Could that be the problem?


    no, but if you were, it could have been the problem
  12. http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/?cat=Download&os=BIOS
    did you install the newest 2.8 bios?? the z77 mb have lots of bug fixes.
  13. so i did the Windows update (1 of 3) but i need to create a boot disk for the other ones.

    All the guides on the internet are using a windows disk but none show me how to correctly format it so that its using the DOS or Instant flash as a boot.

    Do you know how?
  14. smorizio said:
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/?cat=Download&os=BIOS
    did you install the newest 2.8 bios?? the z77 mb have lots of bug fixes.


    so i did the Windows update (1 of 3) but i need to create a boot disk for the other ones.

    All the guides on the internet are using a windows disk but none show me how to correctly format it so that its using the DOS or Instant flash as a boot.

    Do you know how?
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