First off let me start with computer specs:
Intel I7-2600K Sandybridge
Nvidia GTX 970
16GB DDR3 1600MHZ (2x8GB BallisticX)
500GB SSD - STEAM games are located on this drive to improve performance
I have run task manager and process explorer to see if when I am playing the game my memory or CPU is being eaten up but it's not. I will have frame rates drop to 20-30FPS in older games like Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike Source. I can barely even manage 30FPS in Battlefield 4 (haven't tried BF1 on PC). My graphics settings on the games are pretty much maxed out with VSYNC off but at 1440x900 resolution.
It could be me but with those specs on those older games I expect to be getting 60FPS smooth if not over 100FPS considering. Am I missing something or are my specs bottle necked in some form I don't realize?