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Hey all.
I've tried the following:
alan wake
alan wake american nightmare
alice madness returns
battlefield 4
bioshock infinite
borderlands 2
dead space 3
dishonored
metro 2033 (Worked perfect)
splinter cell blacklist
specs ops the line
tomb raider

Only Metro 2033 gave me x2 scaling. All the rest of my games just increased fps by 10 on average which is damn poor.
I've tried Windows 7 and 8.1, different monitor and cable, earlier versions of CCC ect.

Thank you.
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Is it 1080p right?are you totally use that the gpu usage is 100% in every game?that`s strange

Try adding lastest patches to the games.update windows
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i am not sure about the other games but aren't there reviews of crossfire 290s in the game BF4? i think there is one for TR as well.

here, found it in the R9 290 club . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=g5AVIaeWZ1k

here is a guide to uninstall previous drivers . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/988215/how-to-properly-uninstall-ati-amd-software-drivers-for-graphics-cards
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Is it 1080p right?are you totally use that the gpu usage is 100% in every game?that`s strange

Try adding lastest patches to the games.update windows

Hello,
My GPU usage is not actually on 100% in games. I overclocked my CPU a little higher and gained some extra fps. I believe my CPU is holding my cards back from scaling properly. This is due to 2 reasons. One, older games won't use more than 3 cores on my CPU. Two, Newer games are too CPU heavy causing the cards to get bogged down. Looks like I will never get good scaling on most games other than the games that use a lot of GPU power whilst being optimal on the CPU (Reasonable usage on all cores).

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i am not sure about the other games but aren't there reviews of crossfire 290s in the game BF4? i think there is one for TR as well.

here, found it in the R9 290 club . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=g5AVIaeWZ1k

here is a guide to uninstall previous drivers . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/988215/how-to-properly-uninstall-ati-amd-software-drivers-for-graphics-cards

I will check this all out. I also written that guide smile.gif
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Hello,
My GPU usage is not actually on 100% in games. I overclocked my CPU a little higher and gained some extra fps. I believe my CPU is holding my cards back from scaling properly. This is due to 2 reasons. One, older games won't use more than 3 cores on my CPU. Two, Newer games are too CPU heavy causing the cards to get bogged down. Looks like I will never get good scaling on most games other than the games that use a lot of GPU power whilst being optimal on the CPU (Reasonable usage on all cores).
I will check this all out. I also written that guide smile.gif
for scaling , check Crysis2,Crysis 3,BF3,BF4,metro 2033 and metro last light

but really new games arent heavy my core 2 quad runs fine all except for crysis 3(makes my bottleneck very noticeable)

maybe these drivers arent optimized for CFX of GNC2.0

this could help

http://wccftech.com/amd-catalyst-14-1-beta-launching-q1-2014-supports-directx-112-mantle-trueaudio-frame-pacing-fix-gpus-apus/
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

for scaling , check Crysis2,Crysis 3,BF3,BF4,metro 2033 and metro last light

but really new games arent heavy my core 2 quad runs fine all except for crysis 3(makes my bottleneck very noticeable)

maybe these drivers arent optimized for CFX of GNC2.0

this could help

http://wccftech.com/amd-catalyst-14-1-beta-launching-q1-2014-supports-directx-112-mantle-trueaudio-frame-pacing-fix-gpus-apus/

Of course you won't see a bottleneck other than C3 on the CPU. Your not pushing two cards at (considered low) 1080p. If I max games out, I get more fps and better scaling, unless the game is stupidly CPU top heavy like C3. smile.gif

Metro 2033 is perfect btw.
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Did you try to check on catalyst "enable croosfire X for applications that have no associated application profile" ?For me on crysis 3 with trifire only one GPU was working after checking that...all is good smile.gif
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Yes.
Edit: Just put the CPU to 4.6GHz and I got increased usage on the GPU's and slightly higher fps. The CPU is bottle-necking due to my current resolution.
Edited by BradleyW - 1/15/14 at 2:31am
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Yes.
Edit: Just put the CPU to 4.6GHz and I got increased usage on the GPU's and slightly higher fps. The CPU is bottle-necking due to my current resolution.
that was what I was thinking but I didnt say anything due to some people believe that there isnt any resolution bottleneck and 2nd that people believes that 1080p is enough
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that was what I was thinking but I didnt say anything due to some people believe that there isnt any resolution bottleneck and 2nd that people believes that 1080p is enough

Yeah true.
I thought about downsampling but I don't think I can do 1440p @ 144Hz on this screen. Might have to drop to 60Hz which defeats the object!
I made a makeshift eyefinity with 2 screens. My fps did not go down in games! So I either go 3 screens or try and OC the CPU more.
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