Micro freezes after the new AMD driver update?

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I don't know if it's because of the latest AMD updates 17.2.1 or maybe it was a recent Overwatch patch , but the game sometimes micro freezes , it's not an actual freeze it's like slowing down for a second and then returning back to normal , anyone ever experienced this?
Yes I have and it's driving me insane.
I have a R9 390X and an BENQ 144Hz FreeSync screen.

I'm accustomed to an extremely smooth experience in Overwatch playing at max settings. I turn off Dynamic Reflections and Anti-Aliasing to ensure a smoother experience with less input latency.

Ever since the 17.2.1 update the game drops from +/-120FPS down to near 50 and stutters for a few frames. It quickly returns to "Normal" but repeats the stuttery frame drop every 5 to 10 seconds.
yip have the same problem with these drivers. Overwatch was never running this bad.

ive tried every option but no matter what i set it to theirs always a stutter at a crucial moment.
Hey there everyone!

So I have seen this happen with AMD cards using the newer AMD drivers. In my experience reinstalling the standalone drivers that do not include Relive (Recording/Streaming) software (As well as disabling the Windows 10 Xbox Game DVR if you are on Windows 10) can solve this for you. Give the following a shot and see if it helps you all out.

Please disable the Windows 10 Game DVR via the XBoxlive app:
1. From the start menu open the Xbox App.
2. You will be asked to Sign in. Please do so, even if you have never used this app before. You may need to create a microsoft account if you do not already have one.
3. On the options menu Click 'Game DVR'
4. Switch off 'Record game clips and screenshots using Game DVR''

I would like you to perform a clean install of your drivers by completely removing the old drivers as follows:
1) Let's remove the old drivers via a program called DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) and choose the first link.
2) Once that's installed, go ahead and run the program. It will say that you're not in safe mode and ask to run in safe mode. Go ahead and tell it yes to restart into safe mode.
3) Once in Safe mode the program will pop back up. Simply select your video brand from the drop down and then click Clean and Restart.
4) Once it restarts the PC you'll want to get your video drivers from here. (Please note this was for the video card series mentioned earlier, if your card is different you may need drivers specific to your card.)

Finally, let's reset the in game user options:
1. Click the blue bnet icon on the bnet app.
2. Choose settings, then game settings.
3. Click the reset in game user options button under the correct game listing.
4. Confirm the changes and close the window.

Yeah i went back to the 16.11.5 drivers and hit the "reset defaults" button in the graphics options and im getting good smooth fps.
Can anyone confirm, that the instructions by Kershew helped with the new driver?
Reverting back to 16.12.2 helped. But someday I want to use a newer driver version. Any experiences yet?

As I also experienced texture-errors with 16.12.2 I now tried the suggested fix by @Kershew above with driver version 17.3.3 (without relive) and it works! No more micro-stutters.
@Kershew Thanks!

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