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Swap the cards to help alleviate microstuttering?

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I know this is a problem that plagues most multi-GPU setups and is not just me but, I have a question. I have issues with microstuttering on a majority of my games. Actually, it seems I have more issues than most. Would there be a chance to fix a little bit of that by swapping my two 7970's around in the expansion slots? Or does it not really work that way? Just a thought. I would just do it and see, but my cards are underwater so it would take significantly more effort. Thanks for any help and guidance!!
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Swapping the cards wouldn't help at all unfortunately, is it really bad?
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Bad enough for me to have to disable crossfire on almost every game I own. Its worse on some than others. FPS stays nice and steady, while the game seems to go fast/slow/fast/slow in short succession. It's enough however to keep me from being immersed and is a distraction.
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What drivers are you running?
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I try and stay updated as much as possible. I was running 12.10 now I have 12.11b8 Are there some older drivers that you recommend? I've tried quite a few, but I don't see much change. But I am totally up to try any you suggest.
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If you've tried a few and none have worked just stay with the latest drivers. Only thing I can recommend that has worked for some people is keeping vsync on in games and experimenting with frame rate locks in afterburner. A few people have reported that locking your frame rate 1 or 2 fps below or above your refresh rate can fix microstutter or at least make it less noticeable.
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Thanks I'll play around with that and see what happens!
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Did you tried using the RadeonPro tool to help you get rid of micro-stuttering? i did use it on the games that i noticed were micro-stuttering by making a dynamic v-sync on the game that micro-stutter and it did virtually disappeared for me


there is an article about this on tomshardware http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7990-devil13-7970-x2,3329-11.html
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I took a look at that article and I noticed that he is using a different version of RadeonPro than I was. I downloaded it and it is much better, however still nowhere near as nice as single-gpu. I seem to have a lot of screen-tearing now even though it is v-sync'ed.
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I use the frame limiter in MSI afterburner at 57 and it gives me great results
    
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