The problem describes sounds similar to one I am experiencing on my Zephyrus GA503QC.
It mostly manifests when working with real-time, low latency audio. This could impact anyone who uses their computer for DJing, audio production, keyboard playing, eDrums, etc.
Randomly, sound stops for roughly 0.2 seconds, though the length varies. It is not a skip, but actually a brief freeze. I know this as when I am playing, the timing of the music suddenly changes. This pause is usually accompanied by a crackle, which has become the bane of my existence and a serious frustration with this new machine I bought primarily as a drum module and Ableton Live production.
Like the user mentioned in the first post here, I have tried a myriad of fixes including disabling various wireless features, updating any and all windows, MyAsus and Armoury Crate drivers right up to the most recent 188.8.131.52, but today the problem persists in exactly the same way.
i even went to the length today of Cloning the internal hard drive to an even faster SSD, but this has had zero effect to help the issue. I believe it is CPU-related.
In terms of classic low-latency audio crackle, I am aware of this and is not the issue at hand. CPU usage as shown in Ableton Live is under or around 10% and there is none of the regular clicking associated with latency issues - this is certainly something different.
Examples (1 noticeable pause / glitch sound in each .wav file):https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IYbg37YgdSoJLNBuV4QR6Wh6KwJ1riYw/view?usp=sharinghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1_2aol0XaksFKJ1uYAuemKaEMLx3TsRVw/view?usp=sharing