Hey guys. I have a weird problem in the past few months and I need your opinions and advises about it. My system contains a MSI RX 480 8GB OC, an i7 4790K, and 16 gb of RAM. I know my card is old and not the best card anymore but I can't believe it's become a low end card that I should get rid of it. even if I have to, I don't have enough budget for doing so yet. Anyways, my problem began with RE2, then Yakuza 0, next with Metro: Exodus, then Sekiro, and now with A Plague Tale. The problem is that even though RX 480 is a higher than recommended card for some of these games, and the game automatically sets my settings on ultra or high, my card renders most new games -specially the games above- with stutter and micro freezes. and it's a kind of special micro freeze. I don't know if I'm able to describe it good enough for you guys but in game, it's like the card renders 4 seconds of the game, then quickly stops and loads the next 4 seconds in a split second, and then streams the next 4 seconds and so on. and during the playing, every time the micro freeze happens, a low 'tzzzz' 'tzzzz' 'tzzzz' (like a slow car's break) sound comes from my card. so it's always like this: *3-4 seconds of rendering the game* - *tzzzzz* + *micro freeze* - *3-4 seconds of rendering* - *tzzzz* + *micro freeze* .... The games are 'playable' and I don't have a crash. but as you can imagine it's so on the nerve. So, anyone can explain me what's happening? what's wrong with my card? has it become too old and useless? is this problem from my card at all? or it might be cpu and a bottle neck problem? Any kind of advice and tip will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.