My computer has 16 gb of ram , a Nvidia 590 video card (the 3 gb model) , an i5-2500K .
When diablo 3 is running it uses about 3/4 of a single core in cpu time and about 1/4 of a core worth distributed on the other cores , using 25% cpu in total . On my video card the game uses very little as well , since it's not constant I can't throw any numbers , but let's just say the highest peaks are at about 3/4 usage . I have a constant fixed 60 fps.
For drivers I have tried the latest nvidia current and have tried beta (301) .
For chipset I am using the latest intel drivers and have tried reverting to the previous release.
Suffice it to say the game does not really tax my system.
When scrolling , most of the time it's fine , but up to a few times a second the game just seems to stutter slightly like a few frames are displayed out of order .. or the 3D part of the screen stops for a few frames (that's what it looks like)
I have tried every possible tweak / change to nvidia settings , vsync , no vsync using a single gpu , using no AA using lowest settings , anything and everything to no avail.
The only option that takes away a bit of the stuttering is removing the checks on the max and min fps boxes in game .
Someone mentioned there was a thread about this , but he also said that thread specifically sais that person had issues with certain objects being drawn and removed in off screen areas , and it would be gone if he was running around in the same area.
However , this is not the case for me (and for some others I was talking to in chat) the more I run around in the same area the more it starts to glitch and stutter. Hence this cannot be a drawing issue.
How I see it , There are 4 players in this situation , The big bucks video card manufacturer and their video drivers, Intel and chipset drivers , Microsoft and directX , Blizzard and the programmer that made the graphics routines.
I'm sure there is a solution for this somewhere . I'm not pointing fingers , I would just hope this issue gets acknowledged so a solution can be found. That would be a good first step, And I hope people with the same issue speak up on here.
I also am not comfortable mailing nvidia , microsoft nor intel about these matters so I do feel like this forum is my best bet for having this issue resolved eventually .. I would not presume to imply blizzard is the cause of this issue , I am well aware the solution to this may well lie far from blizzard's programmers but like I just said if a solution to this is to be found , if the request comes from blizzard , the probability of it landing on deaf ears will be less.
Let me again stipulate I have tried everything , including throwing the kitchen sink at it , it cost me a whole day of playing to try everything I could think about. To no avail , scrolling is choppy , and with all the maneuvering room the game has cpu , gpu , ram etc wise it really shouldn't be.
Kind Regards , Phoenixxl.