I already have an open ticket with support about this, but I wanted to post here to see if anyone has found a fix.
I have an Alienware Alpha, i3 4th gen 2.9ghz, 4gb ram, dedicated Nvidia GeForce gpu, I think it's based off an 840 or 880 or something? Will have to check on that. I also have a 5400rpm HDD.
I experience consistent fps stuttering, some times just brief hiccups, other times I will straight up freeze for several seconds. I generally get steady 60+ fps while just walking around or in dungeons, but it's the worst in cities and in any sort of pvp in cyrodill. Also the Dolmen events are almost unplayable because of the stuttering and freezing. I'll go from 60 fps to literal 0 fps. The audio also fragments and stutters when this occurs.
Some things I've done to remedy the situation:
-closing launcher in background
-editing numthreads in usersettings
-had two audio drivers running, disabled one
-no amount of fiddling with graphics settings has any noticeable effect
Of the above, deleting shaders.cooked and disabling the audio driver have had the biggest improvements, but I still experience pretty frequent stutters and freezing, again, particularly with pvp and in cities, but it often occurs at random, sometimes even when I'm simply navigating menus or inventory.
Anyone experience any of these issues or have any suggestions for fixes?