Unstable FPS, game stutters a LOT
So, for context, DBD has never actually ran "correctly" on my PC. FPS drops have always been a thing ever since I started playing in 2018. My PC is also the same.
But it's gotten considerably worse with the Resident Evil Chapter update. The game stutters a lot and FPS drops are super common, and I'm unable to determine if it's a CPU, GPU, RAM, or whatever problem.
It doesn't seem like it's any of that. Is there any solution to fix the FPS drops and stutters ?
My specs :
CPU : i7-4770 3.40 GHz 4 cores
GPU : Nvidia GTX 760 2 GB
RAM : 8 Gb DDR3
STORAGE : 128 GB SSD + 1 Tb HDD (DBD is installed on the HDD)
I'm playing the game with -dx12 launch command, because I think it fixed some of the stutters ? Not really sure, it might just be my imagination.
My HDD is quite old and slow by now, so it might be the cause of the stutters.
Thanks in advance.
Edit : I forgot to precise, I'm playing the game on Low settings, and I edited the GameUserSettings.ini file to lower the resolution to 55%. The game looks quite blurry but it's the only way I've found to reduce GPU usage.