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I don't think it is brand related.
Darylrese, how many frames per second you get in GTA IV?
Did you see the GPU usage as well? If your GPU usage does not hit >90%, that might the problem.
Oh yeah, did you adjust the Power Tune to +20% to prevent the card from clocking down?

If you insist to go back to green team, I'd suggest you to get GTX 570 instead of GTX 560 Ti. GTX 570 offers better performance per clock compared to Radeon HD 6970 while GTX 560 Ti performance per clock is still lower than Radeon HD 6950.
    
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Did you do a reinstall of Windows since the upgrade? That usually helps tremendously. Cuz most of the time the drivers dont get wiped perfectly and a clean install isnt that clean.
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Yes Powertune is set to +20% gpu usage is in the high 90's in games. very low fps in GTA IV, only 26 - 50fps when graphics settings are set to 50% on detail levels. Lowering these make no difference.

Performance in f1 2011 is good as a whole but i get massive dips from 80fps straight down to 30 for no reason. BF3 runs on ultra with x2 AA and get about 48fps

Yes system was formatted when i added a SSD.

When overclocked to 900 / 1400 @ 1.155v, It remains stable in most games but crysis 2, DIRT 3 and a few others it sometimes freezes and restarts itself. Just not overly impressed with it as i was when i had my nvidia card.
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You may get higher FPS with the GTX 275 because of DX10 and your HD 6950 run it on DX11.
I can be wrong here.
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You may get higher FPS with the GTX 275 because of DX10 and your HD 6950 run it on DX11.
I can be wrong here.

Maybe ... but AMD is famous for poor performance.
 
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post #16 of 22
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Yes Powertune is set to +20% gpu usage is in the high 90's in games. very low fps in GTA IV, only 26 - 50fps when graphics settings are set to 50% on detail levels. Lowering these make no difference.

Performance in f1 2011 is good as a whole but i get massive dips from 80fps straight down to 30 for no reason. BF3 runs on ultra with x2 AA and get about 48fps

Yes system was formatted when i added a SSD.

When overclocked to 900 / 1400 @ 1.155v, It remains stable in most games but crysis 2, DIRT 3 and a few others it sometimes freezes and restarts itself. Just not overly impressed with it as i was when i had my nvidia card.
I got curious about this and try GTA IV as well.
I've just done clean Windows install at last Friday. I use Catalyst 11.10 Preview 3. My GPU is clocked at 975 MHz / 5800 MHz GDDR5.

Guess what?!
I only get 28-41 FPS in the game. Not far from you, eh?
But I see the GPU usage as well. It is just around 30%.
The root of your problem seems similar to mine, the GPU usage is still not optimized.
I did not overclock the CPU. I keep it running at 2.53 GHz. I'll do a little CPU overclocking and tell the result later.

Update : Okay, so I overclock the CPU to 3.8 GHz and it affects the result. The FPS rise to 47-68 FPS. The GPU usage also increase to around 41-44%. It seems that Radeon HD 6900 series demands better CPU as well to optimize their performance. In my case (and might be Darylrese case as well), the GPU still not working at its full capabilities.
I'd say, it's not that AMD GPUs are bad, but AMD makes a very good GPU and their own CPU can't keep up.

I don't know NVIDIA GTX 500 series will be like this as well or not.
Edited by Bima Sylirian - 11/2/11 at 7:30am
    
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Thanks for testing mate.

Strange that. I have an overclocked 1090t @ 4.02ghz and i only get 28 - 40fps and microstutter galore. Worked fine on my GTX275 as i have already said.

I wonder if there is anyone out there with a 2500k / 2600k and a 6950 running GTA IV...Would be interesting to hear from them about performance if there is!
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Thanks for testing mate.

Strange that. I have an overclocked 1090t @ 4.02ghz and i only get 28 - 40fps and microstutter galore. Worked fine on my GTX275 as i have already said.

I wonder if there is anyone out there with a 2500k / 2600k and a 6950 running GTA IV...Would be interesting to hear from them about performance if there is!

Phenom's / Thubans were often the root of bottleneck problems. I am not saying this is the case until someone with a similar setup like your confirms your result.
 
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hmm it worked fine with my GTX275 and 1090T though....

Would a GTX570 actually be an upgrade from an unlocked 6950?
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A 560ti would be a downgrade for him if you read the OP.
Uhm... I did mention that the 560ti is worse than the 6950, did I not? And it is sufficient for his res.

@ OP, a GTX 570 is better than the 6950. But not by much. And you lose the Vram, which some games will hit. So... it's really down to whether you prefer Nvidia drivers or Vram.

Your 6950 overclocked will probably beat a GTX 570. But those AMD cards doesnt like OCing as much as the 500 cards tbh. So a 6950 OCed > GTX 570, but remember that a GTX 570 can be OCed as well, and beat the 6950 OCed.
    
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