NVIDIA graphics card low FPS (frame drop) issue persists

If you are a gamer, you must have heard of NVIDIA. It is one of the most recognized companies in the gaming industry due to its capable graphics processing units (GPUs).

NVIDIA has products for different segments, including entry-level and high-end gaming. To keep up with the latest trend, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40-series graphics cards are just around the corner.

NVIDIA graphics card low FPS issue

That said, some NVIDIA graphics card users have complained about low FPS issue on their Windows PC in recent days (1,2,3,4,5,6).


Several users say that their CPU and GPU are not used to their maximum capacity and cause the FPS to drop to an extremely low level.

Gamers claim that the problem started after installing the latest Windows 11 22H2 update (Build 22621) and subsequently ruined their entire gaming experience.

This issue makes games unplayable at best, with the FPS fluctuating quite often and causing games to stutter. Some also say that their average FPS has also dropped.

Good morning! I have lag in game Ready Or Not on max settings, no dlss, with rtx 3070 ti. Why? This graphics card should support it well in 1440p (I play in 1440p). I looked at some tests and the results were much better than mine. The resizable bar is enabled and just reset win 11. How can I fix this?

Seeking feedback, I recently installed the Geforce1660 Ultra and am trying to play Farming Simulator 22…. When I run it I get 100 fps for 2-3 seconds, then it drops to 40-50 for 2 seconds and back to 100 – it looks like waves on my screen. All current drivers installed, I dropped the settings on the gme from VERY HIGH to Medium and still get the same result.

Some claim it started after updating NVIDIA drivers to v516.94, but others believe the new Windows 22H2 is the cause.

Potential Workarounds

Unfortunately, we haven’t come across any official word from NVIDIA or Microsoft on this. However, we came across some potential workarounds that might help resolve the issue.

It forces users to disable “NVIDIA FrameView SDK service” and “Variable refresh rate and windowed game optimizations”:

NVIDIA Workaround

Other affected users have suggested downgrading Windows to fix the issue:

I updated to 22H2 and experienced this as well. Go back to the previous version and all is well.

And finally, users can simply remove the NVIDIA software and driver using a tool named DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller).

If the aforementioned workaround helped fix the problem, let us know in the comments below. Additionally, we’ll update this space once the issue is resolved, so stay tuned for more information.

To note: We have more such stories in our dedicated NVIDIA section, so be sure to follow those as well.

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