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Just wondering how well Crysis 3 should performance on two HD 7970s on Very High settings, 1920x1080.

I just played through the beginning, and it was actually surprisingly unplayable, I see on benchmarks a single card should have an average of about 40fps on Very High. I'm running two Sapphire HD 7970s in CF @ 1025/1520 with my i7 3770k OC'd to 4.4GHz and my framerate dropped down to 15fps in some areas of the ship (indoors) and ran at about 25-30 fps outside on the ship in the heavy rain. Is this normal?

Or is this Crysis 1 all over again where current gen hardware is incapable of running Crysis 3, and we're waiting for the GTX 990 / HD 9990 before we can have a smooth experience? And tbh, Crysis 3 on very high doesn't look that impressive at all.

Edit: Using beta drivers
Edit2: Did I even post this in the right area? whistle.gif
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I would try take them outta crossfire
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For what? Is there a problem with Crysis 3 and crossfire?
My cards are functioning properly though, sits where they should be in benchmarks when compared to others at the same settings redface.gif
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Try it!
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Your talking about a few pieces of software to help turn 2 physical cards into one. I had max pain, couldn't be place with crossfire bc of shutter and played fine with just one card
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I have the same card and the same problem. what i did was simply to turn everything down to high, and water down to normal. Because there are huge amounts of water in this game, and they are pretty good textures. with this i can run about 70 fps with only one card. also try turning the antialising down
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Use SMAA.Drop the post processing
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Ah ok... so basically two HD 7970s are unable to run Crysis 3 on max settings, and I know for sure a single HD 7970 isn't capable of running Crysis 3 well (anything under 60fps is a huge pain to look at when playing games. Movies and videos, etc are a huge pain to look at when they're 60fps?? Strange problem I have)

I guess I'll just have to turn things down :x
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