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seems like a cpu bottleneck, but you do have a 980x.... have you been having similar problems before the latest patch? performance on my system dropped by 15FPS, phenom II usage gets to 95% and my 5970 runs at 40% usage lol.
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CPU should be more then enough. I got 95% usage with CPU @ Stock.
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See the problem is the patch was released in the transition of me waiting on my 6990 to come in the mail and I had just sold both my 5970's so there's no way I can tell if it's a patch issue using my old 5970's or one card for that matter.

Also I don't have this problem in any CFX supported game..... I'm wondering in the 980 finally met it's match.
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See the problem is the patch was released in the transition of me waiting on my 6990 to come in the mail and I had just sold both my 5970's so there's no way I can tell if it's a patch issue using my old 5970's or one card for that matter.
Also I don't have this problem in any CFX supported game..... I'm wondering in the 980 finally met it's match.

lol i actually used a 6970 before the patch and swapped it for a 5970, so i can't compare either. with the 6970 i'd get a solid 60FPS, cpu usage at 85%. with my 5970 i get 40FPS and CPU usage at 95%. i want to say it's because of the patch, but i don't know and i don't care anymore. i'm just going to ditch this phenomenal garbage and buy a 2500k soon
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Well right now I'm in the process of cleaning out all drivers, and will boot into safe mode and clean out registry. Then I'm going to reinstall 11.11 stock with CAP 3.
I'll post back results.
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Looks like a cpu bottleneck to me. I have had 99% usage on both gpu's since 11.10 cap 1. Even though your cpu is a beast, BF3 only uses 4 cores and it uses a lot of the cpu.

thats wrong BF3, uses even 6 cores supposedly even 8 on bulldozer
    
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Well right now I'm in the process of cleaning out all drivers, and will boot into safe mode and clean out registry. Then I'm going to reinstall 11.11 stock with CAP 3.
I'll post back results.

i'm running those drivers, too. i've been getting irregular GPU usage on my 5970. one card will be at 70%, the other at 0%. next moment both would be running at 30%. CPU usage always stays at 95% though, so i think that might be affecting the irregular scaling
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thats wrong BF3, uses even 6 cores supposedly even 8 on bulldozer

yeah it seems to be optimzied for 6cores. quad-core HT processors get 6 cores utilized.


hay es?
post #19 of 38

X4 975 @ 4.2Ghz

Both HD6970 is at 99% in BF3 @ 2560x1440. I haven't try lower resolution. It might end up bottlenecked.

 

11.12 beta driver.


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I should also mention I run with HT OFF, maybe enabling HT will help? I will try this too after I run a new driver plus cap.
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