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So I went from a single 5850 to two 5850s. Big mistake the micro-stuttering was SO bad. Believe me I tried everything I could think of. I tried almost every driver from catalyst 10.2 all the way to catalyst 10.12 even 11.5b. Nothing changed the micro-stutter was still there. So I thought hey maybe it was my computer? So I put my 5850s in my friend's computer.. same thing.
I sold those cards and decided to give AMD a second chance bought two 6950s and what do you know it's the same thing. Micro-stutter although it seems less apparent it's still there. Yes I know the difference between screen tearing and the gpu spitting out uneven frame rates in AFR mode. It's not enough that I get micro-stuttering but also random BSOD, driver updates that fix and break other things. I had to disable crossfire JUST to play BC2 after hours of troubleshooting. What's the point of having two cards then? What really kicked me in the nuts was when i was testing my 5850s at my friend's place and I got to play with his SLI 560 ti twin frozrs and they were SMOOOTH.. and that was it I had enough.

It's time to go green.
    
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wierd i have a 5870 and 5970 in crossfire and have no micro or bsod they run great. Seems some people have bad luck and happens with both green or red some have nothing but bad luck out of one brand and switch to the other. Iv had good luck outa both brands i did have to rma a couple 5870s but probly my fault for overclocking to much or somthing.
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I don't know why people still think problems are specific to a certain company only. If only AMD had these problems and it affected the majority of people, I wonder why there are so many people who have AMD cards let alone crossfire them.
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Everything is relative.

Friend of mine went from a 5970 to a 590. although he wasnt able to use his 430 anymore for some reason it would bsod, but its not like he would need it anyways lol

I can also say I tried the 4890 xfire and the drivers just couldnt eliminate the micro stutter, went green and have been stutter free since, even with my current gpu.

What steps did you do everything in?
    
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Try setting your fans up to 80%, I've heard of cases where people have had effects similar to microstutter in CF that were fixed after doing this.
 
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BC2 dislikes many CF setups. I had 5850CF, micro stutter. 5970, micro stutter.
There was only one other game that would have micro stutter, but it only happened with the 5970.

Have you tried playing any other games?
    
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That's common for Dual GPU setups whether its AMD or nVidia
http://www.overclockers.com/micro-st...and-crossfire/
and try Poly's solution, helped for many people.
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Weird. 2 6950 here and I can play BC2 just fine. I don't even know what microstuttering is but I cant see anything wrong with the games I play. Strange how these types of problems aren't
100% reproducible. Hope you get it sorted out
    
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You could also try flashing them to 6970s if they are 2GB reference models, though I have no clue as to whether or not this will help.
 
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The fault is from your end , i dont think its the cards .. two 6950's should kick ass !!

Go green , nobody cares .. 6950 xfire is better than 560ti sli .

You obviously dont know what you are doing , dont blame amd .
Edited by Xristo - 6/18/11 at 5:55pm
    
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