USB and audiostuttering with AMD Radeon - Windows 10
I’d like to share this . I think i finally found why USB audio stutters happen especially with AMD games graphics cards and Windows 10 64bit 1803. In my case i was forced to use the default Microsoft GPU drivers, but then i had occasional graphics related crashes with Cubase among others. Maybe worth a sticky. So i reinstalled the latest AMD Radeon drivers. Again stuttering, appearing after a while, especially after playing f.i. Youtube videos etc.
As such it seemed to me that some buffer gradually overloads, so i searched across various gaming sites and found this solution, and it seems to work:
(Quote) Performance Tip for AMD GPU users for stutter/lag
Microstuttering and laggy playback is an all-too-known issue with any gaming system, and some good people on the net have come up with a possible issue with AMD installs:
AMD installs a service to write to the Event Log called ATIeRecord.
If your event logs are huge and/or fragmented, then this service will record while you are gaming,
and the recording lag from bad fragmented system files will hammer your performance with lags and stutters.
Disable the service.
Set to “1” by default which enables it. Disable it by setting it to "0" …
NOTE: If you install, re-install or update the AMD Radeon drivers it is set back to ‘1’ !!
PS, there seems to be a similar thing with NVDIA GPU cards, maybe there’s some related setting.