I thought I’d reply and give you some feedback on my situation.
I play from East Africa on a 4G (LTE) connection.
My PC stats are as mentioned in the original post.
I connected to WC3RF after the latest Beta update and the problem of micro stuttering througout the game continued for me.
I changed settings through the whole range of display resolutions and quality settings. Nothing changed that.
I then went and downloaded my snazzy WC3 and TFT which I got by purchasing RF. Installed them, created an account on Bnet of Old and loaded into a 2v2 game… Now the interesting part… I experienced micro stuttering there as well, but could I say; at reduced intervals. i.e. it was not so noticable but still there.
I then went and did a speedtest.
Stats were: 4.64 Mbps download and 3.43 Mbps upload to a South African based server with 52ms ping. I then pinged a server in London and got 216ms ping with 4.56 Mbps download and 3.73 Mbps upload.
I then proceeded by updating Heroes of the Storm, a game which gave me extreme stuttering issues in the past and the “reconnecting to your match” countdown timer. I loaded into a quick match with ping of roughly 260ms. I experienced some stuttering as the game started drawing to a close, but overall it was very enjoyable and highly playable.
Loaded into Hearthstone next and it worked well, without delay in playing cards / effect resolution etc.
Then loaded into WoW BFA and did some daily quests. During this time I saw no issues, delays or stuttering. Ping was measured as 248ms - 264ms during my time playing.
Then I loaded up CSGO and had a ping of roughly 78ms to a South African server. Played a competitive game and experienced no issues at all.
So, obviously my LTE connection could play into these issues I am experiencing in some games.
I have no experience on networking and data transfer, but a conclusion to me is that some games have different refresh intervals and different coding techniques for packet transfers. It seems that games with a more “active” communication are giving me problems whereas others with a reduced transfer rate are not (or they are but I don’t see it). If i’m not totally off base ofc.
Sorry for the long post, but I thought to really drill down on this could potentially provide you with more usable information and maybe even help out others.
I am back in South Africa in December and I’ll test on my fiber line when I am home. Maybe that magically resolves my issues.
If not then I believe it could be attributed to the ping and my distance from the server. I play on EU btw.
Thanks for Your time.
Edit: not attributing the stuttering to my internet, but just mentioning it as a possibility.