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Though I'd chime in, running a FX-4100 @ 4.2Ghz, and 2 5850's (Just got the second one two days ago)
Game ran fine on one card, 90% of settings on ultra, with a TON of HD mods installed, ran approx 40-55fps outside with draw distances set extremely far, higher fps inside. CPU usage is between 30-60%.
Running 11.11c, 11.11 Cap 2 profiles, and modified TESV.exe the old way which modifies the *.exe's permissions to >2gb instead of running it with a second exe to run the game with more memory.
With 11.11c I have a maybe 10-20% fps increase in most area's, although I randomly CTD, no explanation, reasoning, nothing. Just *poof* the game is gone and I'm looking at my desktop, also alt+tabing out with cf enabled caused the game to crash when I try to bring it back into focus. Disable crossfire, the game performs flawlessly like it did before.
Not sure what could be causing my issue. 11.12 Beta was awful, just awful. Graphical issues, flickering, 10-20fps. It was just a mess.
Currently testing it after removing CAP2 as I've heard nothing but crap about it.

Update: Removed 11.11 cap2, and installed 11.9 cap4, and the CTD dissapeared completely. And I'm seeing scaling 20-40% usage on each card, but performance isn't better than a single card which only see's max 60% usage when playing.

Currently playing with CF disabled. I'd rather have stable and underwhelming, than "alright" and prone to crashes if I sneeze.

I got a bottleneck somewhere for this game...

BF3 for reference, everything on ultra no AA 100% cpu usage, and like 80% usage on each card. Runs amazingly at like 80+fps.
Edited by SnuffThePunkz - 12/4/11 at 1:24am
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Ever used it with NO CAPS installed? Like i have said 3 times im getting 60fps solid at 2560x1600 ultra with 8aa with 2x 6950
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When you guys are updating your drivers, are you doing a full clean and then installing the new drivers??

I have seen that most of the ppl here are reporting flickering, crashes etc etc with 11.11a/b/c drivers. I have tried them all and all of them has worked fine for me. I have no flickering, no crashes.

The CF scaling is not working yet for me, all of my gpu's (3x6970's) are working but not seeing any difference with 1, 2 or 3 cards.

But then again that is no huge problem for me, 2600k @ 4.7 and 6970 im seeing 60-90fps outside and 150+ inside so no need for CF scaling here.
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Originally Posted by jjpctech View Post

Ever used it with NO CAPS installed? Like i have said 3 times im getting 60fps solid at 2560x1600 ultra with 8aa with 2x 6950

I did try it withouth the CAP's, and it functioned as if I only had one video card it, second sat at 0%. The problem with not running cap's is that other games I'm playing run better with them (bf3/ac:r/arkham city). And I'm not going to install and remove them every time I change the game I'm playing. I doubt others will as well.
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post #235 of 629
Sooo... it took so long I actually put 100 hours + in the game and finished the main quest.

Lame, I won't be playing it in xfire glory.


Still, I was able to play mostly on ultra settings... only time I saw fps under 30 was inside solitude and windhelm, specific locations, never important.

60 bucks, tons of bugs.

Awesome game, my 1st time with the series. But next time, honestly, I'm not paying full price. I'll wait for some bug fixes and special offerings.

PC gaming is a mess nowadays, I had no idea.
Skyrim is a mess, batman has no dx11 (those are the games I bought and know about).

/rant

It's all good. At least I got to play.
Back to serious sam 3.
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60 FPS for me constant, 11.11B, no cap but I do get the crash to desktop issue occasionally. Also this is with eyefinity, 6048x1200. Both my GPUs are pushing 99% too. I also did a clean install of 11.11B, driver sweeper etc.
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Found this custom CAP, use it if you want, or not and wait for an official one.
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=354718
I have found with it my gpu usage is now up to approx 50-70% each, it's an improvement. (Shadows are maxed and tweaked, so there is some cpu bottleneck)
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Just to let me people know that Crossfire scaling is not a measurement of GPU usage. Scaling is the improvement of your FPS when using two cards rather than just one. My GPU usage is when using crossfire in Skyrim with the 11.11c drivers and latest CAP is 70% on both cards but it yields me no extra performance fps wise so the Crossfire scaling is 0% which is obviously useless. I truly believe this is probably not something AMD can fix. Looking back at previous Bethesda games they have all had pretty poor multi GPU support/scaling.
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Ah, new to this whole CF thing, just picked up the card this week. My fps is higher in non-cpu intensive locations ie. indoors, caves, middle of a field, but the same in the spots that tend to cause bottleneck ie. cities, perticularly the market in whiterun. But it's much smoother, less chugging if I turn too fast in those areas, and even when it drops it doesn't feel like it's as low as it's reporting.

Although I am getting the odd texture flicker since 11.11c small sources of water, and stonework walls mostly.
Edited by SnuffThePunkz - 12/4/11 at 3:55pm
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Switched to 11.11c tonight, no caps, no radeon pro or anything. Everything ultra, FXAA @ 2, Tropic @ 16, a few shadow and texture mods to make it look better and I must say tonight it has NEVER run better smile.gif

Looks fantastic and FPS is very high! Even in cities... indoors it's almost a pain trying to look around at 230fps hahaha

11.11c no caps = bueno!
    
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