Hello guys, I'm here to ask for some expert advice because I know you guys at Guru3D are the best. I'm having some issues playing certain games on my system, but in this post I will focus on one game in particular: H1Z1 King of the Kill. My issue with the game is I get FPS drops in certain areas, and I'm unable to pinpoint the cause of this or how to fix it. To troubleshoot, I ran MSI Afterburner to pinpoint if I might have a bottleneck or what have you. The results are very interesting and are as follows: I ran the game at 1920 x 1080 (monitor's native res) with everything on HIGH/ULTRA http://imgur.com/a/BUfIu In these images everything is as expected, and this is how the game behaves most of the time. 1st screenshot - A dense tree area. GPU Load is at 100% CPU @ 38% 80 FPS. 2nd screenshot - Open field area. GPU 100% CPU 42%. 102 FPS. http://imgur.com/a/7snMK Now if you look at these images, you can see my problem. In certain similar areas to the ones above I get these weird frame drops. You can see how this can get very annoying especially in fire-fights. Sometimes I would scope in on an enemy and my FPS would drop from 100~ to anywhere as low as 30. And the trend that I notice is that not only does the FPS drops but also the GPU Usage %. Any ideas on why this happens and how to remedy it are GREATLY appreciate it. I will post some more useful info below. PC specs: i7 950@4GHz Zotac GTX 780 3GB (reference card) ASUS Sabertooth X58 Mobo 12GB DDR3 Corsair RAM (3 sticks of this https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145295 and 3 sticks of this https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145258) Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD and a 1st gen Corsair GS800 PSU And my system is running on Windows 7. pastebin of my CPU-Z report: http://pastebin.com/TVpkzRqQ I've also tested my system on the new DOOM game, which I think is more demanding than H1Z1. I didn't take any screenshots, but with everything on ULTRA at 1920x1080 the GPU maintained 99-100% usage the entire time and around ~85 FPS in both Single player and Online gameplay with no frame drops. Also here are some of my 3DMARK Firestrike results if it helps at all: Stock CPU + Stock GPU [Windows 10]: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/11839251 CPU@ 4GHZ + Stock GPU [Windows 10]: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/11847563 I recently reformatted back to Windows 7 from 10 to see if maybe a fresh install might be able to fix my issue, but it's still there. Also interestingly enough, my Firemark results are a bit lower on Windows 7: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/11990206 Anyways, thanks guys for reading, and I hope you can help me with this issue. Have a great day. Cheers.