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picked up an Asus 290 OC for the low
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/wc499/had little trouble with GPU usage... (Click to show)
Edited by Blue Dragon - 5/10/14 at 9:56am
I had afterburner to run my 7870 CF and loved the fan profile and easy overclocking features, but alas... it's just doesn't work for me with this card.
so the problem I was having was my gpu usage jumping around causing terrible frames in games in benches... would work, but the usage or polling or whatever would slow my system down just long enough to drop my FPS and cause lags. it was being caused (as far as I can tell) from AB and CCC together. AB wasn't the only thing effecting usage, it was just more noticeable through AB, Hwinfo and GPUz were also showing usage spikes and drops just not as pronounced as AB's grid.
compared it to my 7870 hawks-
here's where it get's a little blurry... looking through this thread I tried several different settings and resets between AB and CCC and tried 13.12 - 14.4 drivers etc. would always figure a way to get it to run properly for 1 thing(bench or game), then it would always go back when I hit idle afterwards.
but finally (after many long hours) I found settings/drivers/programs that keep usage under control-
(14.4) - don't be fooled be the date on their site like I was at first...
~Asus GPU Tweak 188.8.131.52
I disabled overdrive in CCC and my Tweak prog shows power target at 100% - not sure what the deal with 0% in AB and CCC... assuming it means 50% would be equal to 150% in Tweak?
side note- I did not have to uninstall AB - just stopped it from loading at windows start-up.
main thing I had problem with is Asus drivers. if their site wasn't wrong about the dates, I might not have wasted so much time jumping between drivers and power limits etc...