I know other people have microstuttering problems, but I want to see if there are others that have it with my setup.
I'm running an i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz and GTX 570 SLIs @ 1080p. I normally get 80fps outdoors on large 64 player games but sometimes it stutters severely making it impossible to play. The stutter lasts about 2 seconds and those 2 seconds are crucial as I may die. It goes from 80fps down to 30fps and jumps erratically making it almost unplayable. This happens at the most intense battles, explosions of tanks, jets and what not, so I think it's understandable for it to lag. I, however, want to find the culprit.
Is it because my CPU isn't able to keep up with the physics of so many things happen hence the stutter? My GPU isn't able to keep it up? Or is my connection the culprit? I'm only running a 2mbps connection, ie. I download at 300kb/s.
I tried disabling SLI and I average around 40-50fps and same thing happens. It drops down to an unplayable 10fps at these situations when it stutters. I just want to figure out what's wrong since I spent $700 on my GPUs and I can't even play it smoothly at times. The most important of times when I need my monster rig to kick in.
You did not mention what settings you are using. I believe it's probably MSAA (Aliasing Deferred) that causes problems.