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post #11 of 15
Yup, this is normal. MSAA in BF3 hits ATI/AMD cards quite hard, even the 7970--at least it seems so in my experience with it. I too am running 100% on my 7970 in BF3 OC'd to 1200Mhz/1500.

Glad to see that you got a 7970, btw, I had read your other thread when you were considering the jump from the 6970. I think I may have commented in it, too, but I forget. Gratz on the new card.

Also, I do notice better performance than the 69xx I upgraded from, though. It was actually hard to go back to the 69xx clocked at 930Mhz for a few days after I had played BF3 on the 7970. Also, my 69xx was at 100% utilization in BF3. Not sure why you weren't seeing 100%.

I am curious, what are your temps like?
Edited by svthomas - 2/28/12 at 11:05am
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post #12 of 15
upgrading from 69xx to 79xx? you guys are crazy i'm waiting 'til atleast the 8xxx series when they master 28nm. But even if you wanted to upgrade from 6970 to 7970, shouldn't you have waited for the nvidia's to come out? just my opinion anyway smile.gif
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upgrading from 69xx to 79xx? you guys are crazy i'm waiting 'til atleast the 8xxx series when they master 28nm. But even if you wanted to upgrade from 6970 to 7970, shouldn't you have waited for the nvidia's to come out? just my opinion anyway smile.gif

It's fun just buying new stuff. Plus, Y can we no upgrade from 7970 to kepler? HAHAHA thumb.gif
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I am curious, what are your temps like?
56 degrees on full load lol my 2600k hits 75
post #15 of 15
Its actually quite funny. Playing Half life 2 everything maxed and maxed out in CCC and i get 299.9 FPS and the card is only using 48%

Now even playing a game such as Trine2 with everything maxed, it runs at 100% and only get 65fps
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