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Well I've decided to drop the 680s and pick up 7970s again. The ridiculous 680 prices here in Aus (still ~$700 new) means I actually end up $40 richer selling 680s 2nd hand and picking up new 7970s (prices are around $500). Nvidia drivers sure were nice but I can't deny my AMD fanboyness any longer frown.gif

Is RC11 still the way to go for crossfire or has a new driver emerged that isn't total fail? laughingsmiley.gif
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no you should run the 12.6 whql or 12.7 beta with the latest 12.7 CAP 1 for CF support in latest titles. enjoy your HD 7970s. thumb.gif
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In the never ending saga to find the problem with my system (Sapphire 7950 OC), just wondering if someone could answer a question I had. If my PSU passes benchmarks at my highest stable overclocks, can I blame graphical anomalies on it being faulty? I have had 1200Mhz on the core and 1700Mhz on the memory solid as a rock with no faults in the graphics department. But ever since installing the newer driver builds, and then every driver build previous to them on fresh Windows installs, I have (as I have hassled about on here numerous times, apologies) weird shadow effects and flickering. The most common way to describe it is like a heat haze, and also there are faint diagonal bars through the shadows. On heaven, I get a blurry black bar at the bottom of the screen, which is half transparent, but definitely noticeable. Also, turning off ambient occlusion in the settings alleviates most of this effect, but there is still something not right when it is off. My problem with this, is that it never happened prior to a week or so ago, and it happens at stock clocks, and it doesn't seem to be the card because I have tested another one and it does the same thing. My onboard GPU does not seem to display the same effects, but they are Intel drivers. So, my only conclusion is that the drivers are bananas or that my PSU is failing, while allowing my 4.5Ghz OC on the CPU and 1200Mhz OC on the GPU to pass benchmarks with the same scores as when everything was great.
I haven't got another PSU to test, unfortunately. Any ideas how I could narrow down the issue further? I have put it down to drivers, or PSU.

I get the same thing in Heaven, but I haven't really noticed it in any games, so I'm not gonna worry about it. Seeing as how other people have had issues with shadows flickering and stuff, it's probably drivers.
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I don't have any throttling in Heaven?
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Yeah, that's a very strange situation. If you installed the CAP from the site you should see scaling. A way to see if your cards are actually scaling and doing their job is to install MSI Afterburner, and use the OSD monitoring that it comes with watch the GPU usage percentage (%) while you're gaming. I use it often to gauge how well a certain game is working with my cards, or if I'm experiencing a CPU bottleneck or something of the sort. Although that's the entire reason I upgraded from my P67 WS Revolution rig with 3 7970s to this X79 Rampage IV rig with 4 680s, and I've had mixed results. There will always be issues with crossfire and SLI, but as far as your issue is concerned, gaming maxed out @ 2560x1440+ with everything turned up is not an easy task, even for 2 680s or 2 7970s. It SHOULD be able to run 60fps avg, but you will see dips below that. However, in your case, seeing 30fps constant is more on par with a single 7970 at those settings and resolution, which leads me to believe you're having scaling issues. Is your CPU overclocked? If not, perhaps try a small OC, as it may help bring frames up a bit. Although I don't think that is the root cause of your problems. I would definitely try a few different drivers before giving up. Try the 12.6 or 12.7 betas.

thanks for that info Metal.

Ended up trying the 12.7 beta drivers with 12.7 CAP 1 installed as well. to be safe i did a fresh install of windows.

Can safely just been playing BF3 now and the usual areas have increased in FPS by at least 10. in the APC with the 3 guys talking it was 30 previous with 11.12 drivers, with these beta 12.7 drivers it was at 40. played until the sniper on the roof to which the lowest i saw was 35FPS and it was averaging in the mid to high 40's. think its a little better. Ultra settings with 2560xRes.

Will install MSI afterburner - he it installed prior to reinstall of win7 but was advised to use Trixx instead.

CPU running stock standard.

There was definitely an increase with Beta 12.7 drivers. Might try another fresh install tomorrow with 12.6 and see if there is any difference.

can anyone advise what 3D settings to run on CCC so that i can compare results?

thanks!
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Hello fellow HD 7000 series users, please check the following link, and maybe you will be able to help me with my issue.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1276941/hd-7970-driver-problem

Thank you in advance.
Edited by cryohellinc - 7/2/12 at 8:14am
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Hello fellow HD 7000 series users, please check the following link, and maybe you will be able to help me with my issue.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1276941/hd-7970-driver-problem
Thank you in advance.

Beta Drivers + Beta /Partial GPU Hardware Acceleration in WaterFox.
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Just ordered two brand new Sapphire 7970 OC Edition cards from Amazon for my upcoming water cooled build! Praying to the silicon gods for good clockers!
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Just ordered two brand new Sapphire 7970 OC Edition cards from Amazon for my upcoming water cooled build! Praying to the silicon gods for good clockers!

Sounds good!
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Just ordered two brand new Sapphire 7970 OC Edition cards from Amazon for my upcoming water cooled build! Praying to the silicon gods for good clockers!

Are you gonna run quad sli untill u sell lighnings?
And there are still no WB for them? Oo I bet they would be monsters under water due to their modified pcb.
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