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In my case I'm talking Saints row 3

I'm using an XFX 7970 Ghz edition at 1165/1500 with a 3570k at 4.2 JiggaHertz

Whenever I'm flying around, my fps drops to a shameful 30-40 fps, which obviously takes the fun out of it. Driving around basically the same thing, drops to 45 minimum. Even using the crappest lowest settings have absolutely no effect on the fps drops. Anything that low turns into a massive lag fest. This problem has been persistent ever since the 12.11b(x) now still there on 13.2 b6

Inside buildings my fps obviously shoots up to 100+

What's weird to me is that I can run all my other games (Sleeping dogs, skyrim, witcher 2, black ops 2) with on ultra, with 24x SuperAA set in CCC and fps locked at 60 (with vsync) no drops, no stutter. But can't run saints row 3 on minimum.

I feel so bad that I spent $500 (yes 500, original cost + 2 RMA's) for a high end card and I have to research games performance for days before I can buy.

Why can crap consoles run like butter at 30 fps but when a $2000 pc hits 55-58fps it's unplayable...

Anyone with a similar problem? Also feel free to post your games that run like crap even with your overqualified hardware.
post #2 of 9
I had a similar problem with SLI'd 570's on Metro 2033 and BF3. I suspect in my case it was because of the 1.2GB of VRAM holding it back, but it was still disappointing, and I am running one 1080p monitor. The price to performance ratio was, IMHO, very low, so I sold one of my 570's and I just run one now. I have not had an irritating loss of performance going from two cards to one.
Edited by croSSeduP - 2/23/13 at 10:14pm
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Check this out: http://www.overclock.net/t/1355602/are-you-happy-fed-up-with-your-amd-cards/60#post_19365627

Same as you... I just bought the game, wish I had seen your post before I bought it though.

Feel the same way as you... except for me it was 12 RMAs in 2 sets at a time and my PC is around $3k. mad.gif
Edited by Derko1 - 2/23/13 at 3:52pm
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by Derko1 View Post

Check this out: http://www.overclock.net/t/1355602/are-you-happy-fed-up-with-your-amd-cards/60#post_19365627

Same as you... I just bought the game, wish I had seen your post before I bought it though.

Feel the same way as you... except for me it was 12 RMAs in 2 sets at a time and my PC is around $3k. mad.gif

3K??? Ouch! That pisses me off! You spend all this money on a killer gaming rig, and ONE f-cking game kicks its arse!? Hmm... There's gotta be more to this, guys. This rig should SLAY Saints Row 3, and ANY game out right now.
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post #5 of 9
I'm looking at getting Saints Row 3 and playing it with a GTX 550Ti, would there still be FPS drops?
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post #6 of 9
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I'm looking at getting Saints Row 3 and playing it with a GTX 550Ti, would there still be FPS drops?

Yes just leave PC gaming and continue playing on your wii. You are becoming annoying.
 
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I played through Saints Row 3 on high with a 6850 lol, can't imagine why you are having issues on 7970, could be driver problems?
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I played through Saints Row 3 on high with a 6850 lol, can't imagine why you are having issues on 7970, could be driver problems?

I play Saints Row 3 with everything maxed and still get FPS drops. I'd imagine it has something to do with the open world nature of the game. Same thing happens in GTA4 and Sleeping Dogs.
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I can remember playing Saints Row IV quite well on a 660 on Ultra, I don't remember experiencing any huge frame drops or such.
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