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I asked this 5-6 pages ago, but I didn't get an answer. Has anyone had any experience with afterburner's user-defined fan profile fluking and getting overwritten randomly by CCC? I can't get it to consistently use the MSI profile. Sometimes it reverts during startup...sometimes just randomly when I'm surfing the web. And my fan will start going up for no reason.
 
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Hmm, I dont like this...

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whenever I am outside or up flying, my fps drops to mid 45's.
Game is at ultra

Got everything set to Quality, including Super Sampling and Tripple buffering in CCC
Does those settings use that much GPU Power?
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Originally Posted by OverClocker55 View Post

ahh I got a 570 to use on the winter weekend:P also take in mind I'm in florida so Im outside most of the weekend dirt biking etc.

Well that makes a difference. I'd be on my boat picking up chicks at the beach biggrin.gif
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Norlig, your FPS is falling on it's face because your at 3613mb of Vram. Turn off that Super sampling AA and you'll probably be fine. 4xAA isn't good enough? Those pic's look great, but probably the same with 4xAA
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post #4755 of 38704
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Hmm, I dont like this...

whenever I am outside or up flying, my fps drops to mid 45's.
Game is at ultra
Got everything set to Quality, including Super Sampling and Tripple buffering in CCC
Does those settings use that much GPU Power?

Are you using 4x MSAA? If so, that's why. Use SMAA or Fxaa instead.
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Norlig, your FPS is falling on it's face because your at 3613mb of Vram. Turn off that Super sampling AA and you'll probably be fine. 4xAA isn't good enough? Those pic's look great, but probably the same with 4xAA
Divide the Vram by 2 and that is the current usage. (or so I have been told)
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Are you using 4x MSAA? If so, that's why. Use SMAA or Fxaa instead.

But it was fine untill I messed with CCC Anti Aliasing options. would super sampling in CCC +2x MSAA? or 4XMSAA and lower quality in CCC look better?
Edited by Norlig - 2/23/12 at 11:25am
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Divide the Vram by 2 and that is the current usage. (or so I have been told)
But it was fine untill I messed with CCC Anti Aliasing options. would super sampling in CCC +2x MSAA? or 4XMSAA and lower quality in CCC?

No you don't divide it by 2. You have 2 gpus and each one need's it's own ram to run. If you see 3613mb of Vram, each card will be using that, whether 1,2,3, or 4 cards. Your maxing your Vram out. Stay under 3000mb and you will not see the dips.
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If that's from the Egg, $28 usually get's you next day. What's $30 to have a card to mess with over a winter weekend vs waiting til monday tongue.gif
They whole point of those for the extra $50 is to be quiet and cooler. The stock fan on the 7970 is insanely loud to me, and if one didn't have a water setup already, that would be the card to buy, unless your deaf or wear headphones.

No XFX and ASUS are bringing out 2 cards based on their own coolers. The DD for XFX and the Direct CU II for ASUS.
XFX has the:
XFX Radeon HD 7950 Black Edition and the XFX Radeon HD 7950 Double Dissipation Edition.

ASUS:
HD7950-DC2-3GD5 and the ASUS HD7950-DC2T-3GD5

Cards are exactly the same, but the BlackEdition from XFX and the TOP from ASUS are higher clocked. So.....that's why I was wondering if a simpel BIOS upgrade will turn the cheaper one into the more expensive one smile.gif
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No you don't divide it by 2. You have 2 gpus and each one need's it's own ram to run. If you see 3613mb of Vram, each card will be using that, whether 1,2,3, or 4 cards. Your maxing your Vram out. Stay under 3000mb and you will not see the dips.

I know that, but it is how MSI afterburner displays VRAM usage on these cards for the moment.

I had 2 580's with 1,5gb that I swapped with these. Those would use 1450 Mb ram for the most time, but I dropped fps because i went over 1500mb with those. I have reached over 4k VRAM usage displayed by MSI afterburner and still had 60 fps
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No XFX and ASUS are bringing out 2 cards based on their own coolers. The DD for XFX and the Direct CU II for ASUS.
XFX has the:
XFX Radeon HD 7950 Black Edition and the XFX Radeon HD 7950 Double Dissipation Edition.
ASUS:
HD7950-DC2-3GD5 and the ASUS HD7950-DC2T-3GD5
Cards are exactly the same, but the BlackEdition from XFX and the TOP from ASUS are higher clocked. So.....that's why I was wondering if a simpel BIOS upgrade will turn the cheaper one into the more expensive one smile.gif

Why chance bricking a card with a bios update instead of using msi to bring it to the same. There's no point in buying a card for the extra 75mhz. The point of buying those are to run cooler and quieter. You can get a reference card to 1100mhz easy so there's no point to pay extra unless the quiet/cooler is the reason. I use water so I bought reference. I'd be a dumbarse to buy one of those and take that cooler off and shelf it, no?
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