Exactly. Btw, it's easy to see when stutter is related to monitoring, at least in this case, as it stutter once per polling. my MSI AB is set to poll each second, and the stutter was happening every second consistently. changing MSI AB polling to 3 seconds directly affected the stutter interval. its also very apparent in the fps graph. so, those of you who sporadically stutter (not in a consistent interval) might want to look elsewhere for a solution.