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Hi All,

I've recently built my new system, and came to extreme disappointment when I bought the Witcher 2, set all of the settings to as high as they would go and.... the game was choppy.

I have a 1100T overclocked to 4GHz (I know the validation isn't up, still need to do that) a Sapphire Radeon 6970 which I maxed the sliders in Afterburner to 950/1450 MHz (too nervous to play with voltage atm), 16GB RAM, and the game is running off of a SATA II SSD. I wasn't able to run the game on max settings so I bought an additional 6970, an MSI Lightning. Just finished installing it and updating the drivers, and.... I'm getting 15-23FPS devil.gif. Is there something wrong with my Firmware/settings or is it that my system simply can't handle this game on max settings.
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post #2 of 41
Set it to Extreme, then enable advanced config and disable ubersampling. Your rig should be able to handle that at ~1920x1200. Note there are tons of "beta" ATI drivers that improve performance on the game.. get the absolute latest driver.

If all else fails, remove the GPU overclock as it may be unstable and causing a performance loss.

BTW: My sig rig plays this at 60+ FPS at 1920x1080 on the settings mentioned above. You should be getting more than me.

Double BTW: 850W PSU with 2x 6970... surely that's cutting it. Isn't that barely enough for a single 6970 with the rest of the system?
Edited by Murlocke - 6/7/11 at 2:14pm
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post #3 of 41
I am pretty sure AMD is working on a fix for that. My 5870 (not a whole lot slower than your 6970, but it's my only frame of reference) gets low 30s almost everywhere. So...

Wait patiently for AMD to release drivers.
Curse the fools who said AMD drivers weren't so bad.
Make sure Ubersampling is off.
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post #4 of 41
I would reinstall the ati drivers using my methed. See my sig. Make sure you have the latest INF files and motherboard drivers/audio/windows updates/DX11 patches/visual C++ 2010/Net framework 4 ect.

have you tried running the game with CF disabled? Or ran the game on stock GPU settings? MSI afterburner can also cause in game issues too.

Edit: Try this
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst115ahotfix.aspx
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post #5 of 41
If you didn't touched the voltage I would recommand to stabilise them.
You simply went full slide on the right which isn't recommanded.
They are starving for more volt.
Run them both stock and see if there is a difference.
post #6 of 41
Do you have the 11.5b hotfix drivers? for the Witcher 2 fix. Else there is something wrong, or your not stable

http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst115ahotfix.aspx
post #7 of 41
so let me get this straight, after you maxed the sliders did you burn test your gpus with kombuster or a similar program? Are you getting fragments when playing games?

I have a feeling you are not stable.

also lol @ thuban
Edited by Grief - 6/7/11 at 2:18pm
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post #8 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by PriestOfSin;13788572 
Curse the fools who said AMD drivers weren't so bad.

I try and try to warn people about their drivers, but half the time people call me a fanboy. Even if performance:cost ratio is worse, I still go with the NVIDIA solution. ATI constantly takes forever to optimize new games, and this is speaking from experience from using their cards for 5+ years.

But thats how it works around here? Claim a company is bad and be labeled a fanboy. wink.gif


Also can someone chime in here, as I have little knowledge on the newer ATI cards. He's using a 850W PSU with 2x 6970. Isn't that around the recommend wattage for just a single 6970? My GTX 580 loads my computer at ~750W according to my UPS. I'm highly doubting 850W is enough.
Edited by Murlocke - 6/7/11 at 2:22pm
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make sure you have the 11.5b drivers and the 1.2 patch for the witcher 2 i can run the game on ultra with uber sampleing on with my trifire which shouldnt be that much faster then crossfire 6970s. Your amd cpu could be hurting you some sence it has been shown the witcher 2 does not do well on amd cpus.
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I'm betting your OC on those GPU's is not stable. Go back to stock and see what fps you get.
    
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