Yes, for me the same. After 184.108.40.206 this has been happening constantly. Very bad stuttering after couple of hours playing, also noticed even If I have everything set to lowest, game still starts stuttering after some time, but I found it needed more time before it did so. As if unneeded textures from previous levels don’t get cleaned from cache after you load another one, and textures just keep on adding in the memory, until full. I have not seen a game that uses more VRAM than graphics card has.
GPU Memory in GPU-Z shows 4.110Gb used out of 4Gb when I have to close the game due to bad performance. CPU does not go above 50% utilization on all cores in task manager.
Had a lot of frustration with stutters in the past couple of weeks, because it is impacting critical hit rate and physics of weapons, which is impacting your damage output and vastly influencing your skill.
Had vastly better performance before 220.127.116.11 in terms of overall feel in the mouse.
Never had stutters on high setting before, which I have now on med-low setting, even though my frame rate improved a bit on the same settings. Simply put. All settings to low and sun shadows off gets me around 200fps, but it feels like 20 or 25 at times. FPS counter does not ever drop under 60 (on empire of flames with fog and max horde) while I am recording with ReLive. Despite the frame rate shown, you can literally see pause between frames. For experiment after a restart, I’ve capped the game to 30 and 30 fps still felt smoother than stuttery 90 or 120.
Budds you have a solid setup. I would not say that I have the optimal processor for this task, it is lacking fancy new instruction sets, but this 8 year old baby still pulls more than 1000 points in Cinebench.
980X @ 4.2Ghz ; running 10 threads for game. Tried also 4.4Ghz, makes no difference.
R9 290X OC 1100/1420