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Hey, guys

I don't quite understand why it has been happening since I did upgrade of the video card, but it doesn't make sense to me.

I had GTX 550ti, upgraded to Radeon HD 7950, MUCH-MUCH better card...BUT


Everytime I enter a new "area" or section of the game it does a pretty HORRIBLE slow down that makes me feel like the game is being played on integrated graphics or something for 5-6 seconds.

Also happens when I load a saved game and for the first 3-4 seconds when I look around it's CHOPPY SLOOOOOOOOW MO

I'm not sure whether it's reading stuff from HDD tough, but it never happened before (or at least not to such a degree)

I noticed it before slightly playing Arkham City on GTX 550ti, but now it literally drops from 60 frames per second to like 20 (shown in RazorGaming software) when entering new areas

Pretty annoying. The beginning of Metro Last Light walking around throughout soldiers was SOOOO slow I was freaking out until I actual got in the battle shooting stuff and it was FLAWLESS. I have the latest AMD Catalyst software installed.

If it was HDD you would think I would have issue before, but now it's more noticeable.

All of my specs are in the signature, and HDD is 7200 rpm

I upgraded PSU as well, so I know it's not a lack of power or anything like that.

Could it be Turbo feature on AMD chip messing stuff up, where motherboard is stuttering? My FX processor is NOT overclocked btw
Edited by XLifted - 10/22/13 at 11:25pm
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Using the same settings originally as your 550ti or using higher settings? It's a game tailored towards nVidia cards, so I never expect it to run as well on the competing card. Same with Metro 2033 and Metro LL.
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Easy to tell if it's the HDD streaming in stuff that's causing problems...just make sure you don't have any extraneous background programs using disk I/O and look at the HDD activity light while the level is choppy.
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most likely he's running higher graphics quality with MUCH bigger textures that's choking his HDD. also partly because his system is faster so the HDD choking is much more noticeable. SSD would help alot, but it wont ever go away because alot of that is due to the way the game is coded.
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Using the same settings originally as your 550ti or using higher settings? It's a game tailored towards nVidia cards, so I never expect it to run as well on the competing card. Same with Metro 2033 and Metro LL.

Same setting. Everything is on normal. Shouldn't cause that, because I'm running the same game.

All the games I have played are easily handled by 7950 at that setting.
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Easy to tell if it's the HDD streaming in stuff that's causing problems...just make sure you don't have any extraneous background programs using disk I/O and look at the HDD activity light while the level is choppy.

I'll have to check that, but damn it's drastic lag. I don't get why it's so bad. As soon as you start playing it's all good though.
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most likely he's running higher graphics quality with MUCH bigger textures that's choking his HDD. also partly because his system is faster so the HDD choking is much more noticeable. SSD would help alot, but it wont ever go away because alot of that is due to the way the game is coded.

Nah, I'm running stuff on normal and even Dishonored that has Radeon HD 5850 1024MB requirement/recommended is doing that.

That shouldn't happen because of the graphics card as far as settings go. So I don't know what's the deal.


It only happens when loading new area. Not when I'm fighting 10 enemies at the same time, because it's smooth as butter
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Silly question, did you uninstall your old 550Ti drivers? And I think AMD cards have to use software PhysX still as I think that should be auto installed but I'm not sure. I haven't played Arkham City for a while.
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Maybe, not silly.

I did uninstall PhysX but that came with Nvidia drivers. I did consult some people here that advised me to get rid of physx, which I did.

I started having some issues though with games not loading properly, since upgrade and that uninstall of PhysX.

****.....I don't know what to think now. I read a huge article talking about how AMD doesn't utilize PhysX, and it's actually taxing CPU for no reason in AMD GPU set up.

So I uninstalled it.

Had no issues with Bioshock Infinite, in fact the performance improved after uninstall.

But Crysis 3 is crashing now after trying to load level 2.

Hard to say because I downloaded Crysis 3 from Steam some time ago, and never played past level 2. With GTX550ti nor 7950
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