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That's the problem. Some people have no problems while others do. Just like sandforce SSDs. I am among those who always had issues with AMD drivers.
The OP is clearly having driver issues. This thread is about fixing the OP's problem. Not debating whether AMD puts out good drivers or not.

I'm not trying to debate anything. What are you talking about?

I simply do not like when people generalize, which is why I spoke up. Also look at my previous posts in this thread, all I've done is try to help OP.
Edited by ELCID777 - 4/16/12 at 9:51am
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@OP if nothing else can fix it and you're desperately trying to max out TW2 with ubersampling, then simply selling your cards and buying a pair of GTX 680s shouldn't cost you much if any (may also save some $ since 680s are cheaper).
also you can always switch later when 780s are out.

Dude, the 7970's max out TW2 just fine. The problem is with stability issues. GPU usage fluctuates and is inconsistent due to the game not liking the current drivers.

Again, crossfire 7970's make easy work of the TW2, even with ubersampling enabled. With vsync off I get around 70 - 80 FPS (uber enabled) and with it on, I get around 50 -60, but the problem is that GPU usage drops (instead of increasing) during the more intensive parts and then picks right back up to near max during non-intensive parts.

Something with the new drivers is definitely not going well with TW2. Hopefully AMD fixes it. There is seriously no need to suggest selling cards for 680's since OP has stated that other games play just fine.
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680 sli would easily handle ubersampling unlike the 7970s.
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680 sli would easily handle ubersampling unlike the 7970s.

Prove it please.
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Just an update to see if anyone else reads this thread and knows what's going on:

Two 7970s should definitely be able to run this game maxed (Uber OFF) at a constant 60fps I would assume. This happens at everywhere I go, sometimes worse in intense areas. It also happens randomly, I would make a quick turn and it would dip into 55s and if I just stand there and wait it out, it would go back up to 60fps. Here's a screenshot of AB during the beginning of the game where Geralt just slept with Triss and walks outside.

witcher2.png

Notice it never stays at a constant 60fps, it fluctuates very frequently as I run around, 55-60 most of the time and that's enough to cause the game to feel sluggish and skippy. I have tried 12.3, RC11, and am on 12.4 at the moment and none seems to work. They've been paired with 12.3 CAP and each driver was a clean Windows install. Could it be the CAPs?

Anyone experiencing this or has it been smooth? The 0fps is when I alt tabbed.
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What happens if you disable vsync? Do you still get those drops below 60fps?
    
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Yes,

Here's a graph for that (same area, just running around):
witcher22.png

As you can see, massive fluctuations from 100-55 which of course, is pretty damn annoying and stuttery.
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Try disabling crossfire and see if you get proper performance.

It sounds like drivers ain't working well with CrossfireX.
    
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Yea, that shouldn't happen.

I run witcher 2 maxed (exceptions of shadow settings on high + ubersampling off) WITH 3d on of a single 680 and I get around 40-60fps.

Sp I know the 680s have a little edge but it shouldn't be anything like that.

On another note, this game is MEANT for 3d. One of the only games that gives true depth and very convincing pop out.
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Yeah I run two 680's in SLI with everything maxxed, no exceptions, ubersampling on, and I get 50-70 FPS. No reason horsepower wise the 7970's should be much different, just drivers.
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