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ok for the ASIC game; mine is 77.5%, voltage seems to be 1180mV (same as my older 7970DCIIT funnily enough)

though is it normal for the clocks and power to jump about so much in warming up?



I would think they would stay more solid then that, though it could just be the 768p render window just not demanding enough to keep the card on full 3D mode...

EDIT; ok nvm, forgot valley had the single-thread bottleneck, yea its just not getting fed enough is all.
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But it's only when I apply it.... I did some testing and It looks fine to me.

It's just the memory jumping frequency, it can happen even at normal clock speeds, like going from idle to normal memory speed. It is very normal to see this for a second when applying a different frequency. 

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I've just upgraded to the mantle drivers, and wow what a difference in BF4. Beyond wildest dreams stuff... Now that I can max out my fps at 120+ in pretty much all conditions I've started to look into playing with a frame rate limiter. Should I use some third party software to limit the frames? If so, which? Should I have V-Sync On/Off? And should I be using triple buffering? If there's anything else to add, feel free.

I know this isn't officially the correct place to ask this, but I've read so many conflicting views about the subject I'd love someone to be able to give me some definitive information. I'm using a Eizo Foris FG2421 as my monitor, so don't need any advice about lightboost settings for motion clarity etc.

Edit: Also, what should I be setting the FPS limiter to, I've read anything between 118 - 121 being the sweet spot, baring in mind that I'm using a 120hz display
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I've just upgraded to the mantle drivers, and wow what a difference in BF4. Beyond wildest dreams stuff... Now that I can max out my fps at 120+ in pretty much all conditions I've started to look into playing with a frame rate limiter. Should I use some third party software to limit the frames? If so, which? Should I have V-Sync On/Off? And should I be using triple buffering? If there's anything else to add, feel free.

I know this isn't officially the correct place to ask this, but I've read so many conflicting views about the subject I'd love someone to be able to give me some definitive information. I'm using a Eizo Foris FG2421 as my monitor, so don't need any advice about lightboost settings for motion clarity etc.

Edit: Also, what should I be setting the FPS limiter to, I've read anything between 118 - 121 being the sweet spot, baring in mind that I'm using a 120hz display

 

 

In console or make a user config and put it in BF4 folder

 

GameTime.MaxVariableFPS 65 (Set framerate limit)

 

Experiment and find what feels good to you.

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Thanks for the reply, but I'm pretty sure that I don't want to set the maxvariablefps to 65 on a 120hz monitor.
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Thanks for the reply, but I'm pretty sure that I don't want to set the maxvariablefps to 65 on a 120hz monitor.

of course, set it to what ever you want...it was just an example :p

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So I downloaded the mantle drivers with a crossfire config and I'm really not noticing any difference in FPS with mantle or dx11. Starswarm showed a difference from 38 fps on dx11 to 51 fps on mantle but I don't know how accurate that bench is. Originally after downloading both BF4 and starswarm were crashing immediately when running with mantle but after disabling the intel hd4000 it seems to be stable. Haven't noticed any frame stuttering or crashes during gameplay..yet.
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Has anyone got their hands on a PowerColor PCS+ R9 290 or 290X? Curious to know about the noise and temps of these cards.
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So I downloaded the mantle drivers with a crossfire config and I'm really not noticing any difference in FPS with mantle or dx11. Starswarm showed a difference from 38 fps on dx11 to 51 fps on mantle but I don't know how accurate that bench is. Originally after downloading both BF4 and starswarm were crashing immediately when running with mantle but after disabling the intel hd4000 it seems to be stable. Haven't noticed any frame stuttering or crashes during gameplay..yet.

 

Did you restart BF4 after switching between DX11/Mantle ?

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Did you restart BF4 after switching between DX11/Mantle ?

Yeah, I restarted the game and even rebooted my computer to make sure. This is not an in depth benchmark though by any means. I loaded into the same server same map with dx11 and mantle and with dx11 I average around 95-100 fps and mantle I was noticing about the same after 15 minutes of gameplay. If you have any recommendations i'm all ears. : ) Running 64bit BF4 so I can't use AB to monitor (at least not since getting the new driver), relying on the PerfOverlay feature

I use these graphic options:

1440p 120hz
Ultra all
field of view 89
Res Scale 135%
MSAA 2x
HBAO
Edited by phallacy - 2/5/14 at 7:33am
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