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What do your temps look like? If it's not stable at load in benchmarks, it's either not getting enough air, or it's a bad card (especially if you haven't OC'ed it). What about other benchmarks like heaven or OCCT?
 
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I've started playing multiplayer BF3 B2K lately, and even at 1100/1500 I am struggling to keep 60fps in intense situations with lots of smoke. I have everything maxed and not using MSAA at all. At stock 925 core I am getting slightly worse performance than the OC 570 (920 core) I had at same settings. I have tried 11.12 WHQL, 12.2/3 WHQL and now using .8960 driverset from Feb 28, all net roughly the same performance.

Is this happening to everyone or just me?
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What do your temps look like? If it's not stable at load in benchmarks, it's either not getting enough air, or it's a bad card (especially if you haven't OC'ed it). What about other benchmarks like heaven or OCCT?

in game and with 3dmark 70-71 degrees at load. with furmark (i use it as the ultimate test, never had a card crash out of it before) it will skyrocket to 85 . around 2000rpm (only hit in furmark) fans have an almost unbalanced wobble sound. at normal game speeds though they are effectively silent (1600rpm).

I was able to complete 3dmark at 1250mhz core and 1600mhz mem (didnt go for max on mem) and it was fine , even temp wise.

havent tried heaven yet need to redownload it. going to be labled noob for not knowing what occt is lol ill google it. Im not new to overclocking , my first OC was an old Cyrix MII (which i eventually literally smoked btw) , every system ive used as my main has been oc'ed since)
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I've started playing multiplayer BF3 B2K lately, and even at 1100/1500 I am struggling to keep 60fps in intense situations with lots of smoke. I have everything maxed and not using MSAA at all. At stock 925 core I am getting slightly worse performance than the OC 570 (920 core) I had at same settings. I have tried 11.12 WHQL, 12.2/3 WHQL and now using .8960 driverset from Feb 28, all net roughly the same performance.
Is this happening to everyone or just me?

my 7970 maintains a higher framerate than 2x 470s at stock speeds , mostly due to the vram i think. thats a hell of an OC on that 570 btw smile.gif. I got my 470s to 825 for a 3dmark session. I unfortunately have been having trouble with bft , but when it plays without any glitches it doesnt seem to have a problem maintaining 60fps @ 1125/5750
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I want to love my 7970 . but the driver issues are killing me. 12.2 whql , random crashes in windows, cant survive a 3dmark loop. 12.3 beta feb 28th , windows dont crash , however bad graphical errors in bf3 and swtor which is the only games i play. I used ATIMAN in between each driver install so i know its not that. The card isnt stable at benchmark loads for more than 15 mins or so. I may have a bad card , but i still have the option to return it for refund.
[edit] forgot to mention the card XFX BE DD 7970

I play BF3 and I have no issues whatsoever. Dumpster what card were u using before you got the 7950?
What are the gpu clocks and mem clocks that you are currently using and voltages as well.

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I really like the hardware, and I like the temps, the performance, the noise. Everything. I like supporting the little guy (as much as multinational computer manufacturers can be "little"). But it has really been frustrating for me dealing with the lack of support for critical games I want to play :/.

Keep in mind that AMD isn't the only 1 at fault. The game developers also have the task of optimizing or patching their game as well.
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No. And I realize that. I'm not really trying to paint AMD as the bad guy...just venting frustration.
 
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I have had no driver issues. Still on the ones released around 20th Jan.
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I think a poll needs to be done. I believe that alot of the guys having issues with the drivers have nvidia drivers or bits of it left over on their system. I am not sure if there is any correlation or if its coincidence but i feel as though there may be a link. I dont have any issues with drivers and I have heard of some real bad driver issues since I have joined this thread. Why is there such a drastic difference even when ppl are using the same driver set?
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I've been through 3 fresh installs since I got my 7970, with trying out Windows 8 and everything. I do seem to get a normal (I believe it's normal) ~9,100 3DMark11 Graphics score overclocked to 1125. Not sure what the deal is with BF3, I may try and reinstall it.
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I have had no driver issues. Still on the ones released around 20th Jan.

I think I tried those and they gave me good performance. Have a link?
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