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Here's a screenshot, and I had vsync disabled.

screenshotwin320002q.png

79% GPU usage, getting 49 frames. Pretty low for a $1100 card setup. This is a small overview of a full 64-player map, and I stood here for a good 1 minute to see if it changes. I turn around, buildings behind me, the GPU usage quickly shoots up to ~98% and frames jump back up to 120.

Drivers? This is a fresh install of BF3, windows 7, and AMD drivers.
CPU bottleneck at 1080p?

Edit: Here's another one with vsync OFF, it just so happens the fps is near 60.
This is in default "HIGH" settings, meaning NO AA, and everything on HIGH. Notice the 50% GPU usage
screenshotwin320003.png

This one is default "ULTRA" settings, meaning 4xMSAA, all ULTRA. Notice the 85% GPU usage.
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I would think, setting from HIGH to ULTRA would net me higher FPS, but it remains the exact same. Leading me to believe it's my CPU. Switching settings to medium and to low settings, sent my FPS back up to around 80fps.

What the heck is going on? Surely my CPU is able to handle BF3. I don't remember my SLI 570s dipping under 60s unless it was vram wall, which stuttered and jerked at 30fps.
Edited by WiL11o6 - 1/26/12 at 1:25am
post #2062 of 38704
That does seem strange. My 2700K @ 5.3Ghz keeps the frames a pumpin' 150+ FPS if I turn graphics down.
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At 1080p its a waste to have 2 7970

And plus a 2500k isn't helping

Have you tryed just running with out cf enabled ?

I run both stock 2600k & 7970 1080p ultra idc about fps just as long the game play is not lagging
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post #2064 of 38704
wil1106

What drivers are you using?
What CAPS ?
What PSU ?
Try a 3Dmark 11 and Heaven 2.5 benchmark and post your results,
Somethings not right there.


Quote:
Originally Posted by DOM. View Post

At 1080p its a waste to have 2 7970
And plus a 2500k isn't helping
Have you tryed just running with out cf enabled ?
I run both stock 2600k & 7970 1080p ultra idc about fps just as long the game play is not lagging

Its not a waste if ur packing 120hz 1080p...
60hz and 120hz gaming is like night and day. thumb.gif
Edited by Denim-187 - 1/26/12 at 1:45am
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My scores for those are normal. I get 13k with small OC with 3dmark and 2k with heaven at 1080p maxed. My comp just got hit with constant bsod after boot, I think its the drivers since the initial crash, I was in heaven bench. This is frustrating.
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Will dl the 12.2 and CAP3 I guess? I am uninstalling the drivers that came with my CD and CAP3.

Sigh...after uninstalling from Program and Files in control panel, I tried installing new drivers. Said it was completed, but I have no CCC or any drivers what so ever. Will try driver cleaner I guess.
Edited by WiL11o6 - 1/26/12 at 2:13am
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Wth are CAPS ?? Haven't used AMD since 5870
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Wth are CAPS ?? Haven't used AMD since 5870

CAPS are crossfire profile. If you have single card, you don't need CAPS.
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Guess I'm in, that 40% overclock on the core sure is a nice boost in performance.
Who needs 2x 7970 when a single card makes BF3 at high run at almost 100 fps wink.gif
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