I don’t know exactly when this started. But I feel at least maybe the last couple of weeks that I am getting really annoying and frustrating performance dips in games. It doesn’t seem to matter which game, whether csgo, dota or something a little more demanding like sea of thieves. I will notice that the GPU graph in task manager will go from whatever the consistent load was to a sharp dip. In game this results in frames not being drawn and in competitive games, this is really screwing me over. Especially because it seems to be happening every couple of minutes.
I have a ASUS STRIX R9 390 and it’s just over 4 years old. I’ve never tried tweaking this card for any performance, so it’s running stock to the best of my knowledge.
What causes this sort of thing, any suggestions?
My first thought was maybe overheating but I don’t know what would change all of a sudden in that department since my room now is much cooler then during the summer and I always have the case wide open.
What’s the best tool to check gpu temps?