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Well, there you go ... Robilar has definitely had 'issues' with this game after the switch to Ivy (although maybe you could convince him to try testing the same spot as you, with a single card ... if he goes back to the Ivy setup wink.gif), so it's probably nothing you're 'doing wrong'.

You're likely just suffering from 'early adopter syndrome' here I'm afraid. Granted it's not 'logical' that SB and PCI-Ex 2.0 would be doing better than Ivy and 3.0, but that don't make it impossible by any stretch thumb.gif

Also, MP and SP *can* get the same FPS, it's just that it's LIKELY, with the average setup, for the MP to be slower. Just because it's not in your case ... that's not a huge cause for concern, IMHO. Esp. when you're looking at 8-player MP. Most people who complain about low FPS in MP are playing 64-player maps. That adds quite a bit more load to a lot of parts of your system ... gpu, cpu, memory, and your internet connection.
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Exactly what I was thinking Brett.

I am by no means a "noob" tester and after a week of multiple reformats and extensive bios tweaking, I've come to the conclusion that something is wrong. I just can't pinpoint what it is.

Benches score where they should and OCCT/Prime tests run fine but actual use, there is something out of whack. I don't know if it's cpu based or PCI 3.0 based (I don't have a PCI 3.0 gen 3 board with Sandy Bridge to test for comparative purposes).

If I don't get it sorted out to my satisfaction over the weekend, I am going back to my SB processor and board and returning the new items.
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Well my point was that pci-e 3.0 is designed to handle more bandwidth, which you would only really see large improvements for in multiple gpu configurations (690/680 sli). He's saying that in both setups they averaged around 100 fps (which that should actually be closer to 110-120), so there's a lack of framerate in addition to the micro-stuttering.

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Well my stuttering issue stopped when I disabled vsync and changed the power setting to performance. Not sure if you tried that, but that helped me a bunch. However the stuttering you're experiencing may just very well be due to the fact that it's an sli rig. Isn't that a common problem in all new(ish) sli setups? Even in ones that have been around I've heard have had problems after patches.

(I know I'm a noob at this stuff rolleyes.gif I'm just glad people are responding. I honestly didn't expect anyone to help lol.
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Micro-stutter is virtually non-existent with the 680's in SLI.

Also as I mentioned with my older gen board and cpu, performance is flawless. The newer board and cpu have introduced what looks like micro-stutter but could very well be something else.
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Yeah idk. I just hope I'm not losing my mind here. haha
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I know this ain't particularly insightful, but it strikes me as likely this is an issue with the PCI-Ex drivers. Presumably one must install those from the motherboard disc or download them for these new-fangled 3.0 boards? If not, then that likely means the old Windows 7 PCI-Ex bus drivers are being used ... which means in turn they're designed for 2.0 and below.

I mean, if it's JUST a bandwidth change going from 2.0 to 3.0, obviously that shouldn't matter, but if the specs or protocols or whatnot are otherwise different, I'd think a 3.0-specific driver is needed, in which case ... it's a new driver on a new technology (+ the same situation on the gfx card itself), so ... it may take a bit to iron out the kinks.
    
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There are no extra drivers that are installed other than the standard stuff.
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Everything is maxed out, which honestly shouldn't be a problem regardless of sp or mp. The framerate should be consistantly above 60, but I've "felt" it drop down to 30-40. It's almost always in the 50's and sometimes it holds the framerate around 40-50. It never feels smooth enough. Rarely will I see it above 70, but i still see tearing and the framerate drops.

A 680 will not stay above 60 fps at all times in 64 players maps in bf3 with everything maxed. Although I would say mine averages 55-70

Try this.

In BF3 console type
Code:
render.drawfps 1

then change all your settings to low then bump textures to ultra then terrain quality to ultra. and 2x msaa

with my 680 that pulls near 110+ fps at all times. with a few dips to 80

Just to test and make sure you card is functioning normally
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Lol I love how people are still mentioning 64 player maps...in none of my benches have i used 64 player maps. They've been small # of players. And i did some benching during my lunch break i think will proove confusing lol.

BF3 (HT enabled/ Vsync enabled): Avg...58.8 Min...25 Max...63

(HT enabled/ Vsync disabled): Avg...59.8 Min...46 Max...63

(HT disabled/ Vsync disabled): Avg...59.4 Min...45 Max...63



BF:BC2 Avg...125.6 Min...82 Max 195



Is there some sort of power limitation I don't know about??? The fact that my fps never rises above 63 is bizzare to say the least. I should be averaging 65ish right? with maxes up to 70-75? I don't understand...


PS there was extra drivers included in the motherboard's driver CD for the intel chipset that included pci management or something like that.
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Lol I love how people are still mentioning 64 player maps...in none of my benches have i used 64 player maps. They've been small # of players. And i did some benching during my lunch break i think will proove confusing lol.
BF3 (HT enabled/ Vsync enabled): Avg...58.8 Min...25 Max...63
(HT enabled/ Vsync disabled): Avg...59.8 Min...46 Max...63
(HT disabled/ Vsync disabled): Avg...59.4 Min...45 Max...63
BF:BC2 Avg...125.6 Min...82 Max 195
Is there some sort of power limitation I don't know about??? The fact that my fps never rises above 63 is bizzare to say the least. I should be averaging 65ish right? with maxes up to 70-75? I don't understand...
PS there was extra drivers included in the motherboard's driver CD for the intel chipset that included pci management or something like that.

Do you have the EVGA Precision X Software? If so do you have frame limiter on? It's a longshot, but hey it's worth a shot.

If not download the latest Precision X and set your Frames to 120, Although with BC2 you went above so that's obviously not it, but if you don't have it you should anyway.

I believe you mentioned earlier about the Prefer Maximum Performance settings for the power control in Nv Ctl Panel. Did you set it to Maximum?
     
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