One of the most annoying things that might happen to you during gameplay is game stuttering. Even if you have built the best computer for gaming, you can come across this problem. At high fps, delay in GPU frames can trigger game stuttering that makes your gameplay slower or laggy.
Why Stuttering Occurs at High FPS?
Well, in order to understand this, you need to know the science behind the frame time. Stuttering occurs as a result of the irregular frame time. If the frames are being displayed in irregular time intervals, you will see choppy or laggy results.
The journey of time frame rate starts from your processor. Your CPU initiates the set of data which is then forward to your graphics card for rendering. When you play games at higher fps, the CPU needs to do more work. When the workload is out of the capacity of your CPU, it tries to forward the frame sets that are ready and keep the ones that are yet to be done. This results in irregular frame time, and you suffer from game stuttering on high fps.
The same goes for your GPU. For example, you have a good gaming CPU, but an average GPU. In this case, your CPU will prepare instructions faster and then send them over to the GPU. As you have a slower GPU that is busy rendering those frame rates, stuttering might occur in this situation as well. Therefore, your CPU and GPU both need to be compatible with one another to keep up with the pace.
Game stuttering mostly occurs when one of your hardware suffers from bottlenecking. Obviously, if one hardware waits for other to complete the task, you will see lags in your gameplay.
Possible Solutions for Game Stuttering
Now as you know about the reason behind game stuttering, let us discuss some of the best possible solutions to fix this problem.
If you have an outdated CPU or GPU, it might be a good time to update your gaming PC with new and fastest hardware. And if you have already equipped your gaming rig with the latest CPU and GPU, you need to follow these tips to avoid stuttering.
GameBar Presence Writer
You might have heard about the file that gamers mostly edit to fix game stuttering. You can find this file in the “System 32” folder of your Windows.
- Just head over to your “Windows” folder, click on “System 32”.
- Now search for the file “GameBarPresenceWriter.exe“.
- Right click on this file and select “Properties”
- Now click on the Security tab, and select “Advanced“
- At this page, find the “Change” button and click on it.
- A pop-up window will open, write you administrator name in the blank text area at the bottom.
- Once done, click on “Check Names“. Now click “OK”
- Click on “Apply” and then “OK” button.
Now go back into the Advanced tab of the file and click on the “Add” button. Now head over to the “Select a Principal” section and put your name in it, afterwards select the “Check Name” and hit the checkmark next to the “Full Control” box, and hit the “OK” button.
We will head back to the Advanced tab for the last time. However, this time we will give authority back to the TrustedInstaller. For this purpose, head over to the “Change” button and write “NT Service\ TrustedInstaller” without the inverted commas. Hit the “Check Names” button and click OK.
Now the last step is to go into the System 32 folder and rename the file GameBarPresenceWriter to whatever you want. I have renamed this file to “no game stuttering”.
Restart your computer and you possibly won’t face game stuttering anymore. If the problem still persists, it’s time to install RivaTuner Statistics.
This is one of the most effective ways to get rid of game stuttering on higher fps. You can install RivaTuner Statistics (RTSS) to limit the frame rates while gaming. If the frame rates don’t exceed the limit set by RTSS, you won’t face any lags.
RTSS is a free-to-download software that helps in stabilizing the frame rates to eliminate stuttering. Once you install and launch the program, you will find the “Framerate Limiter” on the right side of the main screen. You can set your desired framerates in this section to see if it helps in making your gameplay smoother.
Make sure you restart your PC for any changes. If the problem still shows up, it’s time to upgrade your PC hardware.
Upgrade your Hardware
This must be your last option if the above two solutions don’t help in eliminating stuttering. Sometimes, your hardware, CPU, or GPU might not be compatible with one another to promote higher fps in gaming. Intel CPUs are highly compatible with Nvidia GPUs while AMD processors are more efficient with AMD GPUs. Core i9 CPUs are good at handling higher frame rates in 4K gaming.
General FAQs Related to Game Stuttering
Here are answers to the most common questions that might pop up in your mind.
Can more Ram help in eliminating game stuttering?
Gaming performance depends on the GPU and CPU side of your computer. As we’ve discussed earlier, the CPU is responsible for sending instructions to the GPU to render the frames. So adding more ram in this case won’t improve your gaming performance.
Does enabling Game Mode in Windows 10 help in fixing game stuttering?
There are few chances that turning on the Game Mode will help in boosting your game performance. If your hardware is bottlenecking, there won’t be any improvement at all in your gameplay.