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Lol but you spent like 1000 bucks on 2 cards just to see how awesome games look and to be able to play them (for 2 minutes) at +100 fps?

You should not play The Witcher 2 because it has awesome graphics, like BF 3, Crysis or Metro 2033; Games were made to be played not to be qualified for it's graphics/performance. 40 - 50 fps is extremely playable. It's for people like you that PC gaming is dead... because PC devs know this fact and that's why they don't produce PC games. At least I wouldn't develop games for PC gamers who will only play a game for 10 minutes (that's why they pirate it) to see how awesome it looks...

Your probably on the wrong forum then
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40-50FPS is NOT playable.
 
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Lol but you spent like 1000 bucks on 2 cards just to see how awesome games look and to be able to play them (for 2 minutes) at +100 fps?

You should not play The Witcher 2 because it has awesome graphics, like BF 3, Crysis or Metro 2033; Games were made to be played not to be qualified for it's graphics/performance. 40 - 50 fps is extremely playable. It's for people like you that PC gaming is dead... because PC devs know this fact and that's why they don't produce PC games. At least I wouldn't develop games for PC gamers who will only play a game for 10 minutes (that's why they pirate it) to see how awesome it looks...

Do you live in opposite world? It's exactly because of people like us that PC gaming is still alive.
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Have you tested each card by itself? My 570s did the same exact thing your describing until I tested em both and found out one of em was on its way it out. Either way if your unhappy with performance its time to troubleshoot. Not by asking questions in forums and then shooting down responses. 1 card, then the other. Then stressing your ram and cpu individually. Then checking hdd health, mobo health and so on and so forth.... Just saying.
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check all connections to make sure they're tight. like pull your cards out then put them back it. remove and reconnect the CFX bridge and all power connectors.
something's definitely wrong.
btw i'd like to know the condition of the storage device that the game resides on.
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Have you tested each card by itself? My 570s did the same exact thing your describing until I tested em both and found out one of em was on its way it out. Either way if your unhappy with performance its time to troubleshoot. Not by asking questions in forums and then shooting down responses. 1 card, then the other. Then stressing your ram and cpu individually. Then checking hdd health, mobo health and so on and so forth.... Just saying.

Thanks for advice. It's just that both cards work flawlessly in other games so I don't think one card is on its way out so I'm sure it's a driver problem somewhere. But the main reason is I didn't want to go through the hassle of unplugging everything, but I guess I can try that when I have more time and report back.

Also, the game is on a 120GB Corsair Force GT in RAID 0, stripe size 128kb I think?
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40-50FPS is NOT playable.

In YOUR opinion.
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Thanks for advice. It's just that both cards work flawlessly in other games so I don't think one card is on its way out so I'm sure it's a driver problem somewhere. But the main reason is I didn't want to go through the hassle of unplugging everything, but I guess I can try that when I have more time and report back.
Also, the game is on a 120GB Corsair Force GT in RAID 0, stripe size 128kb I think?

I figured I would help you trouble shoot the problem today since I had the day off. I started by going back to RC11 and testing performance with each proceeding driver afterwards. Performance was relatively good with most of them except RC11, I found. However, none were as good as 8.95.5, so I decided to go back to it.

Ok, wow, where to even begin here? After going back to experiment with the previous drivers, and then going back to the 8.95.5, I am now experiencing the SAME EXACT issues you're experiencing. My FPS remains well above 60, even with uber enabled (vsync off) with GPU usage at 90 -99% in relatively calm areas , but when I go into battle, my GPU usage drops down to the 40%' ish mark and my FPS tanks into the low thirties or even into the teens now. It's like opposite land..... W T F ?!?!?!?

Now, no matter what I do, my performance is crap and nothing like it was prior to me messing with previous drivers. mad.gif I don't know what the hell I screwed up but these drivers are really starting to piss me off, as they are seemingly extremely sensitive and unstable.

Well, WiL, look on the bright side, this pretty much confirms your cards are fine and this basically narrows the problem to either driver issues (DAMN YOU AMD) or poor 7900 series optimization by Projecktd, or perhaps even a CPU bottleneck. I am running a 2500k @ 4.5GHz. Something here is VERY wrong, but not with our cards.


EDIT: Can somebody with a beefier CPU, a 3930k or x even, and CFX HD 7970's, test TW2 out?
Edited by ELCID777 - 4/13/12 at 9:07pm
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This doesn't confirm anything along the lines of chip (cpu, gpu, ram) stability for the op as every single computer operates slightly differently along the same principals. Aside from that it is 100% not a cpu bottleneck. The term is used loosely on this site. If 1155 had more than 16 pci lanes natively there's more than enough processing power to run tri fire or sli potentially even quad setups with the new generations of cards. In fact thru the use of the nf200 chip set and others like it there are 1155 tri and quad setups running without issue. The op needs to pinpoint his issue or else he will just be throwing darts trying to solve it. Im sure Im not the only one who approaches a problem like this systematically...
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Yeah, it's definitely not a cpu bottleneck. If a cpu bottleneck is causing 40% usage on 2 cards then assuming 100% scaling would mean a single card would run at 80% while bottlenecked. There isn't a single card on the market that can be bottlenecked by a 2500k at 4.5Ghz.

Did you even check your cpu usage? If it was a cpu bottleneck your cpu usage would be at 100%.

I'd say it was drivers. Which isn't hard to believe at all given AMD's history with drivers.
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