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So I'm sick of ATI (AMD) already.

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So I bought two 7970s. I dropped a load of cash on Eyefinity displays and two of the fastest cards out there. Awesome right? Nope.

I'm not rich. I spend a lot of my hard earned money on this hobby. That money actually was valuable to me, unlike some people who have no budget.

I haven't had a single game where I HAVEN'T had a problem. I've been through driver cleanings, tweaks, fresh OS installs, registry edits, and the like.

I have, quite literally, spent more time getting things working than I have actually playing games.
Coming from a previous SLI user, I never messed with a thing. Everything just worked. I never even knew what stutter was until I went AMD. I never knew what input lag was until I went to AMD.

Now, I don't know what smooth is. My vsync doesn't work. It just doesn't. Eyefinity and Crossfire just breaks everything. I see negative scaling. After DAYS and DAYS of messing with my PC, I finally got vsync to stop capping at 120fps (on 60hz monitors). Who would have thought my network card drivers would do that? Apparently they effing do. (It just suddenly decided to fix itself for no apparent reason. This is the only thing I can think that I changed in that time.) Hooray, right? Nope. Now vsync works.... in DX9 games. Not in DX10, not in DX11. It turns them into a slideshow. These issues have been around for multiple card generations and have never seen a fix, driving people back to Nvidia left right and center.

Cool, just turn vsync off. The tearing is HORRIBLE. Unbearable. Even with it off, it still stutters in a lot of games unless I feel like spending hours tweaking everything. I paid all this money for your product, I'd like a smooth gameplay experience please.

AMD, if I hadn't already put your cards under water (makes them harder to sell, even then at a loss), I would have sold them for Nvidia already. I love your hardware, but I sometimes really think you have baboons working on your drivers. I understand that everything has problems, but when Eyefinity is such a huge marketing point, why the hell didn't you bother to tell anyone that it doesn't work? I understand that drivers take time, but why did I have to suffer an issue that has been going on for numerous card generations and never even been acknowledged?

I don't want to lose money by switching to Nvidia. I will have to spend yet more money on blocks. I will have to spend more money on cards.

The only thing that makes me happy about this crap is looking at your stocks.

Update:
Well, after a few messages back and forth with AMD support, basically their response was "it seems that you have tried all logical troubleshooting steps. Sorry but it's a driver issue and it'll be fixed in time"
Obviously not a good solution, so I bought myself a GTX 690 and I am selling my 7970s here.

For the record they worked great with Crossfire or Eyefinity, just not both at the same time. If you never plan on this configuration, I would still recommend their graphics cards. They worked beautifully in one or the other.
Edited by Powermonkey500 - 12/12/12 at 8:02am
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Which drivers have you got installed currently?
i can understand your point, as I have only had CF for two weeks today actually! And I have to agree with you when you say you have spent more time tweaking and less time playing. I've had Far Cry 3 for over a week now and have a total play time on it of only 45 mins!

It is frustrating but the new drivers have solved a lot of the issues and scaling is most certainly making the costs of CF worthwhile.

If you haven't already, install the 12.11 drivers with the 12.11 CAP 2 and see how that works out for you.

Also, have you tried CF on a single screen to see if games still stutter? might be an eyefinity related issue?

Best of luck pal and hang in there,
Sunny
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Which drivers have you got installed currently?
i can understand your point, as I have only had CF for two weeks today actually! And I have to agree with you when you say you have spent more time tweaking and less time playing. I've had Far Cry 3 for over a week now and have a total play time on it of only 45 mins!
It is frustrating but the new drivers have solved a lot of the issues and scaling is most certainly making the costs of CF worthwhile.
If you haven't already, install the 12.11 drivers with the 12.11 CAP 2 and see how that works out for you.
Also, have you tried CF on a single screen to see if games still stutter? might be an eyefinity related issue?
Best of luck pal and hang in there,
Sunny

The vsync problems only happen when Crossfire and Eyefinity are used together. One or the other doesn't cause it. But realistically I need the performance of Crossfire to even run Eyefinity.

I'm running 12.11 beta 11 and 12.11 CAP2. I've tried numerous driver versions frown.gif
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have your tried Radeon Pro's DFC/vsync rather than CCCs Vsync?

others have had great success with it.
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have your tried Radeon Pro's DFC/vsync rather than CCCs Vsync?
others have had great success with it.

I've tried every possible combination of settings in that thing.

Frame limiters, triple buffering, Crossfire modes, dynamic framerate control, dynamic vsync, frame locking, custom refresh rates, Crossfire profiles....
Edited by Powermonkey500 - 12/7/12 at 8:33am
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^^^ Beat me to it, I was about to mention trying Radeon Pro, Still I can understand your frustration and I hope you get it all worked out.
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strange...
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Did you update your motherboard drivers?

This is also the reason why I don't get multiple-gpus. I am waiting for curve display and I will never waste a second time my money on the same graphic card.
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Did you update your motherboard drivers?

I believe they are up to date, but I will double check when i get home from work.
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I hate to say it, but it seems you might have to play the waiting game. I'm pretty sure this isn't what the answer you want, but it looks like you've done everything you can, so it must be a driver/AMD issue, and all u can do is wait for them to release an update. frown.gif
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