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Stick to the same card as it look ugly. Reference is better for CF.

Not following you here. Stick with getting another WF3 and putting it in XFire or get a reference card and pair with my WF3 in XFire?
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I'm not sure if the latest beta fixed the idle issue or not. 

Someone had mentioned that Firefox's video acceleration caused the idle bug. 


I installed the new drivers and switched to Chrome and now my monitor goes to standby and resumes from it no problem. 

For the people who have the idle bug, do you use Firefox? 


Also... Can't wait until tomorrow when I get my 2nd 7970. biggrin.gif

I want to see if the CF horror stories apply to me. 


Firefox (with acceleration) only prevents the GPUs from turning off, its not the cause of the cards being locked at 3D clocks. It's 100% a driver problem. I run RC11 now anyway thanks to tsm, much smoother gameplay and no idle bug. thumb.gif
The monitor would go into idle mode, it just wouldn't resume from it properly. 
I did notice that when it did resume, the GPU usage would spike up to 80% percent for no reason until I closed FF. 
Weird stuff. 


Firefox just prevents slave cards in Crossfire from going into zerocore if acceleration is turned on, which made it seem like Firefox was the cause of the 3D clocks bug (because Firefox always woke them up). The drivers are what locks the cards in 3D mode, except for earlier ones like RC11.

What you're referring to is the monitor off bug caused by the master GPU (the only GPU in the case of single gpu config) not waking up properly when the monitor is turned off. To fix that I just set it so it never does.

Its hard to keep track of all the bugs. We should come up with official names and write up some kind of 7000 series bug encylopedia laughingsmiley.gif
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K guys just wanted some insight, i plan on going with a triple 120hz monitor set up in the fall, gonna be running three cards.

You think i should just add a third 7970 with block of course, or sell my current ones and go with the new Kepler cards that will be released in the fall?

I am really scared of the driver problems i will have in eyefinity, as of now i haven't had even close to the amount of problems i see people having with Xfire that i have seen in here, i have actually had a great experience with these cards in Xfire and the performance is awesome with my 1.2ghz on the core and 1.6ghz on the mem.

I know the response may be quite biased, as for just getting another 7970 and blocking it, hopefully i can get some unbiased opinions. As for the 680, i was expecting more, the 7970 and 680 are too similar to warrant me running tri-sli with them, now if they left the 7970 in the dust i would have had no problem selling these, i am not a fanboy, i go with what works simply, which was the main reason i had no buyers remorse when the 680 was released.

PS. Can someone link the post that shows how to enable unnoficial OCing with MSI afterburner again ? Will +rep.
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Guys, does any one experience random fps drops in Crysis/Crysis Warhead.
Its going pretty solid, mostly +50fps, max settings, plus 2XAA, and then sudden it stutters, its pretty rare, but i am curios what is it. GPU usage drops below 20%.
Drivers?
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Anyone?
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Here's some interesting results comparing 12.3 WHQL and the latest unofficial 8.97 drivers. 

 

I ran Metro 2033's official benchmarking tool.

 

12.3:

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8.97:

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Something's just not right... 

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Id reinstall them if I were you.
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Id reinstall them if I were you.

I wiped out the older drivers and installed 8.97.

 

Not only that... but the drivers kinda came off as incomplete. 

It didn't even create an installation entry. 

 

I don't think I did anything wrong the first time installing them. 

 

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Here's some interesting results comparing 12.3 WHQL and the latest unofficial 8.97 drivers. 

I ran Metro 2033's official benchmarking tool.

12.3:

8.97:

Something's just not right... 

Now I'm scared to even try those redface.gif
     
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What are AMD doing lol
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Nvidia bribed AMD to slow HD 7000 cards in Metro 2033, because Kepler is slow in Metro 2033, so Nvidia can again be Metro 2033 lord.
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