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7970 CF not utilizing more than 30-50% on each card (BF 3 Multiplayer)

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CPU: FX 8350 @ 4.5

Title says it all, tried disabling ULPS, didn't work.

Tried with 2 bridges, different bridge, didn't work.

Using one card, i get 100%.

I'm playing on a 1080p 144 Hz monitor, which is why i would really like this to get working.

Without CF i get between 50-70 FPS

With CF i get 30-60 FPS

Help is greatly appreciated!
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Anyone? Any suggestion would be useful, can't hurt to try it.
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This sounds like a driver problem

Try unistalling and installing again the ati drivers thumb.gif
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Its a known issue with bf3. When I had sli 660 I couldent even get 90% usage. And those cards are onlymid teir. For some reasone a good amount of people ccan't get good usage on two cards in bf3.

If your worried about having a bottlneck (WHICH I DOUBT) then go try another game lime crysis. See if you get full usage then.

Most likely its just the known bug.
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Originally Posted by Dimaggio1103 View Post

Its a known issue with bf3. When I had sli 660 I couldent even get 90% usage. And those cards are onlymid teir. For some reasone a good amount of people ccan't get good usage on two cards in bf3.

If your worried about having a bottlneck (WHICH I DOUBT) then go try another game lime crysis. See if you get full usage then.

Most likely its just the known bug.

I have Crysis 3, running on max in everything with 90 to 100% usage all the time. FPS averages at 50-60.
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Originally Posted by SiberianGhost View Post

This sounds like a driver problem

Try unistalling and installing again the ati drivers thumb.gif

Already did try with the drivers, and even the OS.

So i'm starting to think it's BF3 who's being a pain, like Dimaggio stated.
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post #6 of 57
See what kind of GPU usage you get for single player BF3.
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Originally Posted by erocker View Post

See what kind of GPU usage you get for single player BF3.

Between 70 and 100% on both cards.
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Even when putting settings on low, it doesn't change much in the fps or the card usage, between 50-80 fps.
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I don't know how good your CPU is, but I know that BF3 multiplayer is very CPU demanding. When I had CF 7970s running with a 2500k @ 4.5ghz, my GPU usage would fluctuate between 60-90%, mostly staying in the 70% range, having a lot of FPS drops as well. I upgraded to a 2600k with HT on and that increased both my card's GPU usage to 90-99% consistently with less FPS drops. However, you are experiencing LESS performance with two cards vs one so that sounds more like a driver problem.
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Originally Posted by WiL11o6 View Post

I don't know how good your CPU is, but I know that BF3 multiplayer is very CPU demanding. When I had CF 7970s running with a 2500k @ 4.5ghz, my GPU usage would fluctuate between 60-90%, mostly staying in the 70% range, having a lot of FPS drops as well. I upgraded to a 2600k with HT on and that increased both my card's GPU usage to 90-99% consistently with less FPS drops. However, you are experiencing LESS performance with two cards vs one so that sounds more like a driver problem.

Then it has to be something with my motherboard? As i've installed the newest drivers on a fresh install of windows.
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