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Horrible stuttering in Unreal Engine games

I've noticed that with my pc, there is horrible stuttering in Unreal engine games. For example, in both Life is Strange and Styx Shards of Darkness (Unreal Engine 3 and 4), there is absolutely horrendous stuttering in certain parts of the game. What I mean by stuttering is that the frame rate would just tank for a few seconds for absolutely no apparent reason and then shoot back up. When this happens, the game hitches/stutters really badly for a few seconds momentarily before fixing itself. In Life is Strange, for example, one second, I'm playing the game at 144 fps, and then all of a sudden, when I reach a certain part of the game, the frame rate would just tank down to 110 or so for a split second, and then immediately shoot back up to 144, causing a horrible stutter - it's almost like a freeze. Here's a video of my issue:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PF5HhuDWO8

That issue in Life is Strange - I can recreate 100% of the time. Anyone know what could be causing this?

Oh, and to add, if I try a game that's using a different engine, like CryEngine, I don't encounter the problem.

My specs:

4770k @ 4.4 | Corsair H105 | MSI GTX 980ti GAMING 6G | Asus Maximus VI Hero | Corsair 1200W PSU | 16 GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series @ 2133 | Asus PG278Q

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asked Jun 07 '17 at 08:26 PM in Everything Else

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avatar image NƎXƎN Sep 30 '17 at 01:39 AM

what about sound quality? because the stutter starts when they are going to speak.

avatar image ocdaboutfps Sep 30 '17 at 04:13 AM

Sound quality is fine. I've never had any sound issues in any of my games.

avatar image BenVlodgi Sep 30 '17 at 03:24 AM

What's your disk read speed?

avatar image ocdaboutfps Sep 30 '17 at 04:14 AM

I'm running the game from an SSD, so I'm assuming that's probably not the issue here?

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