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I just upgraded from a 6950 to an MSI 7950 Twin Frozr III. I've tried overclocking but to make sure it isn't stability issues, I dropped the clocks to stock. Temps are staying around 60 under load.
It's been having a lot of issues. none of these happened before. I removed catalyst completely and got the 13.2 Beta drivers.

Well to start off, Far Cry 3 is getting horrible performance, I was getting much better frame rates and higher minimum frame rates with an underclocked 6950. By a good margin. Like 21-25FPS maxed @1080p with no AA
In Civ V, all the HUD and menu stuff is really shaky. Like it vibrates.
In MW2 and Metro 2033, performance is fine, but the screen randomly goes blank.
I'm not sure if it's just the taxing nature of Heaven but it got down to like 7FPS at one point.


Also, there is a loud wizzing/whine when the cooler spins up, and a soft buzz when under light loads (is drowned out after the fan spins up) I really hope this isn't a coil whine issue, as the coil whine issues I had only got worse with my Diamond 7970 over time.

My 3770k is stock at the moment, but I'd be shocked if that caused any of these issues.

Update
Removing the OC fixed MW2 and Metro, Reverted to 13.1 drivers and it fixed FC3 (still skippy but much much better)
here's the results from Heaven after switching to 13.1


So the remaining problems are:
Civ V Menu shake, it appears to be mostly text.
Coil whine/buzzing

Also I find it problematic that I couldn't get my card stable on a 1200/1575 OC with a 15% voltage bump in catalyst.
Edited by phillyd - 2/13/13 at 8:47pm
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looks like a faulty card. there is no way HD 7950 performs worse than HD 6950. uninstall your graphics card from device manager. install the 13.1 whql drivers. if the issues persist get a RMA.
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So one game is getting crappy performance and it is definitely the card? I'm not so sure.
Gonna try 13.1 though.
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My money is on the power supply. What power supply are you using?
Edit: Nevermind. I just realized there was more to your sig rig.
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No way it's the PSU. The bad boy ran 6950 unlocked CF fine the other day. Trying 13.1 now. Will post results.

Updated the OP
Edited by phillyd - 2/13/13 at 8:47pm
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You try running the game @ 1080P vsynced? That fixed my issues on 1xgpu, crossfire still horrible here..
If i choose 1440P the game becomes a stutter fest

Btw make sure you dont have msi afterburner installed also..
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What's wrong with afterburner? And I'm running 1080p with vsync
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Somehow in my rig caused a lot of issues such black screens, locking my system, bsod's.

Have no problems using trixx..
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