Originally Posted by hyp36rmax
Anybody noticed their cards running cooler
? I have a crossfireX 7970's (One on water (35-49c) and another one temporary on air) that used to hit 80+ now hitting way below that.
So far all games with the exception of Crysis 3 on very high (Artifacts)
no load on second GPU thrown at my rig is running flawlessly, smoother, albeit took an fps hit (necessary side effect
Figured out my Crysis 3 issue, I just minimized all my windows and BOOM works flawlessly! hahaha
I've noticed some issues with windows being open that it would hurt frame times, like even with a single GPU. I would be seeing 200fps in a game that's not demanding (like LoL) and it'd feel like it'd be going at 10fps. I'd then play around with maximizing and minimizing windows and it would get better.
However, I would think that frame pacing is actually going to hurt performance as GPUs might end up waiting for the right time to draw something now. Remember, frame timing is all about telling the GPUs when to push out frames. Before the GPUs would pretty much just run full speed and push out frames as much as possible.
So it's probably safe to assume that frame pacing is going to lower total GPU usage as GPUs spend more time in an idle state instead of rushing to dump frames as fast as possible, leaving you with runt frames and whatever.
For whatever it's worth, I notice the window minimizing thing happening in both
Windows and Gentoo, so it's definitely a driver issue of some sort but it's easily remedied.
Originally Posted by mrawesome421
If that's Firefox showing those artifacts, try disabling Hardware Acceleration in the browser settings. Might do the trick.
I've noticed Firefox seems to be the biggest culprit of the frame time issue. Leaving it opened on my second monitor while playing a game almost always results in horrible frame times. Even leaving another game open on my second monitor doesn't bother it.
I'm still sitting on 13.6 beta 2s in Linux though, no room for 13.8s yet, they're not in overlays.
I just disabled hardware acceleration in Linux and it seemed to do wonder for my wobbly windows.