I have recently been trying out the BF1 beta on my PC and this has made me start to think that my system needs an upgrade of sorts however im unsure where to start or even if an upgrade is needed as the game i was "testing" on is still in beta.
But basically my system is.
R9 290 Tri X OC
I play games on my PC mostly but also do photo editing to a professional level.
I play in 4k and dont mind adjusting my graphical settings to Low on most modern Games which is what is required for a 60fps+ experience.
However on BF1 im getting strange drops in FPS as low as 25FPS for what seems to be no apparent reason.
To test this i have sat staring at a wall or static section of a map and found the FPS is around 65-75fps only to drop off down to 25fps for several seconds then the FPS to shoot back to as it was before, this seems to happen every few minutes.
I checked on MSI afterburner and found the GPU going from 100% flat to wildly yo-yoing for several seconds from 100% to 0% I checked the temps etc and this was 78-79C (fine for 290)
However I did notice that the CPU was hitting 100% load for several seconds and only dropping to around 95% I tried changing resolution and although this did help a little the issue remained IE the FPS was around 90 dropping to around 30-35fps then back to 90 again.
Is this simply something i'm worrying about with no need to as the game is still only in beta, or is it an underlying issue with aging hardware not able to keep up with modern titles? Should i start to look at upgrading? If so where would i start as in which component/s?