Terrible fps performance and frequent stutterings even with GTX 1660 ti. Any help?

Hi. I have a DELL G3 with 1660 TI with Max-Q, 8 GB RAM and i7 9750H.

Well, i simply cannot play AGE 2 DE because i start to get a lot of fps drop in the middle and late game…

For each 20~25 seconds of game, i get a 3~4 seconds frozen screen with a huge fps drop.

I’ve already basically tried everything i could. undervolted CPU to get colder temps. Underclocked… Changed thermal paste. Bought a cooler pad. Reinstalled the game in SSD… Selected focus on performance in NVIDIA settings. Well, almost everything i did and nothing fix it.

I’ve checked the GPU usage recently and noticed that, while im in the game, the UHD Graphics GPU usage is about 15~20%, while the GTX 1660 ti is only using 1~2% of GPU. But the GTX 1660 ti is using about 30~35% of memory, despite the fact this is not using GPU.

I really dont know whats happening, but looks like the game is using Intel UHD graphics instead of offboard GPU, and thats why the game is stuttering and suffering to get good performance in fps.

Btw, i don’t know if its normal that the NVIDIA GPU usage is really low or it should be high. The fact is that im having a lot of “bottlenecking” and stuttering.

Anyone could help me?

I really dont know what to do anymore.


Your vram sounds about right off the top of my head. Is the ram in the right channel.

That system should have no issues with running aoe2

Sorry never mind yeah it’s not using the 1660ti go to setting then display at the bottom there should be a graphics option. Might be something there to help also put pc in gaming mode.