I made a post about this elsewhere already but I’m going to post here to see if I get a better response since I’m not getting much in the way of helping to actually test the problem.
In both Borderlands 1 and 2 I’m getting microstutter although it’s significantly worse in Borderlands 1 than 2, but the interesting thing is that exactly once every 60 seconds if my framerate is high enough (easiest to see at 140 and in Borderlands 1 stutter is actually worse the higher the framerate whereas in BL2 it always stutters at the same delay regardless of fps which makes more sense,) I get a microstutter that I notice.
So what this means is that regardless of what I’m doing in game, just standing still, or even in the inventory, there is a measurable microstutter EXACTLY every 60 seconds. This is what my Frametime graph in Borderlands 2 looks like when I leave the game running with just the menu open and no input. https://imgur.com/Fr9QtrG
My system specs are as follows:
gtx 1070 (390.77)
ddr4 2133 cas 15
Win 10 1709 (16299.371)
I’ve tried multiple drivers and this occurs regardless even on the lowest resolution and game settings.
I want to narrow down if this occurs on every system, or if there is something hardware / OS / config specific that causes it. If somebody wouldn’t mind helping me test it, please log frametime graphs through Afterburner or another piece of software that does the same thing, and then look at your frametime graph while standing still for a few minutes. If you do this and report your results here along with your system specs, I would be super appreciative!
If you’re willing to help me test it I would be super appreciative and I’ll give step by step instructions in case anybody is willing to do a more objective test, but is unsure how:
Step 1. Download and install Afterburner
Step 2. Make sure both Rivatuner and Afterburner are installed and running, and then open afterburner and click the cog icon to open the settings menu.
Step 3. Click the monitoring tab and then scroll down and make sure the check box beside “Frametime” is checked.
Step 4. Start borderlands and load a character and then go afk for 5 minutes (requires consistently high fps to see the microstutter 60+ in BL1, closer to 75+ in BL2)
Step 5. After 5 minutes exit the game and then in afterburner at the bottom there is a scroll bar where you can scroll through a bunch of graphs of stats, go to the very bottom to see the frametime graph and see if it looks similar to the one I posted in the OP with a characteristic spike every 60 seconds.