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I just got my new monitors and running my eyefinity set up but I have a huge problem.

no matter what game I try to play I get unbelievable slow studdering and choppiness. Its basically a slide show. Even trying to navigate thru the game menus everything is slow. Nothing is playable. I did a benchmark on Batman AA and got an average of 6 fps and a max of 8fps.


I've updated my drivers and looked thru the catalyst control center for any possible changes I could make. I checked all my gpu clocks thru msi afterburner to make sure the gpu wasnt "stuck" in 2D mode. My clocks were fine and I was utilizing ~80% of the gpu and using ~1gb of vram

In 2d mode or just using the 5760x1080 resolution for web browsing, opening files, and even watching youtube videos everything is perfect, just and 3D applications slow down to a slide show.

I have 3 Asus VH236H monitors. I'm using an Active mini display port to DVI adapter, a DVI, and a HDMI for my connections.

My hardware is:
AMD pII x6 1090T
G.Skill Ripjaws X ddr3 1600mhz
Crucial M4 128gb SSD
ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO Mobo
Corsair 650tx power supply
XFX 6970

I had the computer and videocard overclocked, but just for trouble shooting purposes I returned everything to default. If I try to play games on any of the single monitors, the game runs flawless like before.

I've tried lowering the eyefinity resolution in game, and turning every setting all the way down in all games. Even doing a benchmark using Furmark I get terrible low fps. In Furmark I've used extremely low resolutions all the way upto 1920x1080 and 5760x1080 and I get bad fps across the board.

The games I've tried at lowest settings are;
Batman AA
Left 4 Dead 1 & 2
Darkspore
Magicka
Darksiders
Borderlands

I just un-installed amd catalyst drivers and re-installed, did a windows update also. The only thing that makes a difference is when I disable eyefinity and use one monitor.

Any info or recommendations would be great I'd love to be able to use these monitors to game with (been waiting all week to game on eyefinity)

Thank you
post #2 of 18
have to cleaened up any previus drivers
post #3 of 18
You have one 6970, those frames are to be expected.
Make sure to set AA to 0x too
post #4 of 18
Yup. Performance is expected. You should Crossfire.
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post #5 of 18
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You have one 6970, those frames are to be expected.
Make sure to set AA to 0x too
This.

I think its a smart move by Nvidia requiring sli for Surround since it really is a horrible experience on a single card.

Try lowering your settings and your resolution, especially on very demanding games.

I've been through triple 6950s unlocked to 6970s and that setup w/ my SB could barely max out Metro on three screens. Three 580s 3gb were smooth as butter .

edit: btw, I had the exact same monitors in portrait mode. Consider ips monitors as they have better viewing angles, especially the left screen
Edited by wermad - 11/4/11 at 6:14pm
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Wow you guys must not be thinking right or something? the games aren't running at the LOWEST settings. my 5770s run BF3 at high settings (no AA). If his 6970 is struggling on L4D, Darksiders, and Borderlands something is wrong my 5770s run those maxed. Also how'd you get borderlands in eyefinity?

EDIT: Something just came to mind. Try unplugging the monitor attatched to the display port and running in 2 screen eyefinity. If it runs fine maybe it is the display port adapter. I know thats what causes most of my eyefinity problems.
Edited by UbNub - 11/4/11 at 6:20pm
    
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post #7 of 18
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I am not even able to play any games what so ever. All games seriously get 5-10 fps, if that at all. Something is def not right. So having only 1 6970 videocard 10 fps with the lowest possible settings on Left 4 Dead 2 is expected?

When running any game on a single monitor, everything runs perfect with settings cranked, so the videocard shouldnt be the issue.

I'm not looking to max out settings with 8x AA on Metro 2033, I just want them to be play able.

I un installed drivers again, used drive sweeper, then re installed 11.10 catalyst drivers. I will try to play around with the connections and try to isolate the problems. Thank you ubNub for the tip.
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Yup. Performance is expected. You should Crossfire.
This cant be serious, 6 fps is acceptable for Batman Arkum Asylum with all settings turned down with a 6970?

maybe crossfire will give me 10-12 fps for a smooth enjoyable playing experience
post #9 of 18
seems like your gpu is too slow.
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Originally Posted by Dmac122383 View Post
This cant be serious, 6 fps is acceptable for Batman Arkum Asylum with all settings turned down with a 6970?

maybe crossfire will give me 10-12 fps for a smooth enjoyable playing experience

If PhysX is enabled.

1. AMD cards can not process PhysX, it is exclusive to Nvidia.

2. Crossfire, Trifire & Quadfire will not help to process PhysX.

3. An i7-990X @4.8 GHz is not capable to process PhysX without performance hit.

4. Only with a decent dedicated PhysX card will help in your situation.

Other than that, should check each monitor refresh rate set in CCC or Windows Screen and Resolution. Then try each monitor (with the adapter) and unplug the other 2. Test each of them the same way.
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Edited by Ken1649 - 11/5/11 at 9:17am
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