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Are all other games working fine? If so, try a new CAP.

I'll be doing a full reinstall tonight after work. I'll let you know how I go.

Also, I haven't looked since reading the DCII issues, but from memory mine was thoroughly tight when I looked briefly yesterday. Maybe you got unlucky?
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Are all other games working fine? If so, try a new CAP.
I'll be doing a full reinstall tonight after work. I'll let you know how I go.
Also, I haven't looked since reading the DCII issues, but from memory mine was thoroughly tight when I looked briefly yesterday. Maybe you got unlucky?


thank you guys for the quick response.

I have tried the new caps, i actually have the latest one. it doesent seem to work...
do any of you have SC2 and is running 2 7970s?
i tought it was a driver problem, all my other games run butter smooth and no graphical corruption.
it is not due to my oc because it happens at stock clocks aswell.
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Update on the idle lock up issue, and the GTA IV stuttering issue (directly from AMD themselves via email with me)
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Dear ******,

Your service request : SR #{ticketno:[************]} has been reviewed and updated.

Response and Service Request History:

There will be a new driver set out very soon 12.3 and we hoope to correct this issue within that driver set. I took a look a the forum and I agree that there alot customers who are having this issue, this gives more reason to correct this issue. I will keep this ticket open and continue our correspondence.

In order to update this service request, please respond, leaving the service request reference intact.

Best regards,

AMD Global Customer Care

Again, this is regarding the idle lock up problems, and the GTA IV stuttering.
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Fixing the stuttering in GTA IV is akin to ending world hunger. How they gonna do that?
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Fixing the stuttering in GTA IV is akin to ending world hunger. How they gonna do that?

My GTX 580 had no stuttering maxed out at 1080p. My 7970 stutters in GTA IV, bottomed out at 800x600. Higher settings make the stutter that much worse.
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My GTX 580 had no stuttering maxed out at 1080p. My 7970 stutters in GTA IV, bottomed out at 800x600. Higher settings make the stutter that much worse.

GTA 4 is terrible on PC, not surprised.
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My GTX 580 had no stuttering maxed out at 1080p. My 7970 stutters in GTA IV, bottomed out at 800x600. Higher settings make the stutter that much worse.

GTA 4 is terrible on PC, not surprised.

Point being my GTX 580, GTX 470, HD4890...none of those GPU's had a single problem MAXING the game completely out at 1080p. This HD7970, I can't even PLAY the game at all. Meaning that there is something seriously wrong with the driver for that particular game.

You might think its terrible, but its one of my most favorite games. And if AMD doesn't fix this in their driver, I WILL be trading this for a 580 again, as its unacceptable that I cannot even play my favorite game with a $600 graphics card.
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Point being my GTX 580, GTX 470, HD4890...none of those GPU's had a single problem MAXING the game completely out at 1080p. This HD7970, I can't even PLAY the game at all. Meaning that there is something seriously wrong with the driver for that particular game.
You might think its terrible, but its one of my most favorite games. And if AMD doesn't fix this in their driver, I WILL be trading this for a 580 again, as its unacceptable that I cannot even play my favorite game with a $600 graphics card.

Love GTA 4 too, just have to expect bad results usually. Hopefully the next driver fixes your issues.
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Point being my GTX 580, GTX 470, HD4890...none of those GPU's had a single problem MAXING the game completely out at 1080p. This HD7970, I can't even PLAY the game at all. Meaning that there is something seriously wrong with the driver for that particular game.
You might think its terrible, but its one of my most favorite games. And if AMD doesn't fix this in their driver, I WILL be trading this for a 580 again, as its unacceptable that I cannot even play my favorite game with a $600 graphics card.

Love GTA 4 too, just have to expect bad results usually. Hopefully the next driver fixes your issues.

That's my entire point though. I shouldn't be expecting poor results, as I have been able to max the game out for a while now without a single issue. Ever since my Athlon II x4, which I built in August of 2010 (with an HD4890).

So since August of 2010 till now, I have had ZERO issues maxing the game out at 1080p.

Now with this HD7970, no other changes made to my system...I can't even play the game at all, even at bottomed out settings, due to absolutely horrible stuttering, even though my framerate (reported by FRAPS) is fine.

That is unacceptable if you ask me.
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Open box 7970 will be in stock in about 10 - 15 mins. I grabbed one yesterday biggrin.gif

$421

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127645R

Edit: its up.

Edit 2: its gone now, hope someone on OCN grabbed it.
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