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Wouldn't raising the resolution scale make the performance even worse?

try it. bar no driver issues . . . it should shift the load to the gpu and relieve the cpu a bit. but i think you might have leftover nvidia files. use Hwinfo instead of AB to monitor your temps and usages.
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I bought a new SSD and HDD and removed the old one yesterday so it's running on a fresh install of Windows with no trace of any files from when I was using the GTX 770.
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Yeah 130% reduces my avg. FPS even further.
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I bought a new SSD and HDD and removed the old one yesterday so it's running on a fresh install of Windows with no trace of any files from when I was using the GTX 770.

ok but your driver install might be borked.

the steps i posted earlier for uninstalling and installing driver if for someone switching brands. in your case i suggest reinstalling the driver.

here is what i do to install the driver.

1. Download 14.7 http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Windows%208.1%20-%2064#amd-catalyst-packages
2. Run it and use it to uninstall the current driver. YES, choose Uninstall. Use Express method
3. Do not Restart. Go to msconfig>startup>uncheck CCC and raptr (if present)>apply
4. Restart
5. Run 14.7 Beta again but this time Install it. Use Express method.
6. Reboot and let Windows do its thing. Windows logo might take awhile to finish but just wait till you get into windows.

steps 1-4 should only take a couple minutes. the rest about 8 -10 minutes.

Test BF4.

edit: the cpu really needs to be oc'ed.
Edited by rdr09 - 7/11/14 at 9:08pm
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try it. bar no driver issues . . . it should shift the load to the gpu and relieve the cpu a bit. but i think you might have leftover nvidia files. use Hwinfo instead of AB to monitor your temps and usages.

Uhh, that's not going to result in more performance.
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ok but your driver install might be borked.

the steps i posted earlier for uninstalling and installing driver if for someone switching brands. in your case i suggest reinstalling the driver.

here is what i do to install the driver.

1. Download 14.7 http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Windows%208.1%20-%2064#amd-catalyst-packages
2. Run it and use it to uninstall the current driver. YES, choose Uninstall. Use Express method
3. Do not Restart. Go to msconfig>startup>uncheck CCC and raptr (if present)>apply
4. Restart
5. Run 14.7 Beta again but this time Install it. Use Express method.
6. Reboot and let Windows do its thing. Windows logo might take awhile to finish but just wait till you get into windows.

steps 1-4 should only take a couple minutes. the rest about 8 -10 minutes.

Test BF4.

edit: the cpu really needs to be oc'ed.

Wow! This right here is the solution to my problem. I was running version 14.4 and followed your instructions and installed the 14.7 beta. My god the improvement was huge!!! I now don't drop below 65 FPS! and I average around 80-90 FPS even on maps like Siege of Shanghai and Parcel Storm among others. I tested the game on different modes like conquest large and rush, and again, regardless of the map, I don't drop below 65 FPS and I peak at 130 FPS. I'm not sure if it was because of version 14.4 that caused my issues but I can assure others out there with similar problems and similar hardware that the 4670K of all CPU's will not bottleneck your performance in a game like BF4 if you use Mantle. The problem in my case at least, was the drivers which a clean uninstall and install of a different driver can likely fix. I will try gaming with DirectX instead of Mantle now to verify that my Mantle was enabled the entire time.

Thanks again! smile.gif

Edit: Of course OC'ing your CPU may improve performance by a bit but in my case, it wasn't the bottleneck. I'm still going to get the 212 EVO so that I can OC my CPU to 4.4GHz, and I will also OC my GPU so that I can truly maximize my performance.
Edited by Akhilcool - 7/11/14 at 10:42pm
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One more question...what are the best settings to use for the 3D Application Settings tab in AMD Catalyst Control Center? Right now they are set to default for me but I was wondering if I should change them for better performance or quality. Also, should I enable Triple Buffering?
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Uhh, that's not going to result in more performance.

i thought the gpu needed to stretch its legs.
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One more question...what are the best settings to use for the 3D Application Settings tab in AMD Catalyst Control Center? Right now they are set to default for me but I was wondering if I should change them for better performance or quality. Also, should I enable Triple Buffering?

Can't help you with CCC 'cause i hardly use it. also, i never used 14.4. i have 2 HDD imaged except the gpu drivers. one has 14.6 and the other 14.7. i find 14.6 better than 14.7 but i can't find it last nite, so went with 14.7.

btw, a failed cpu oc'ed can bork your OS, so i recommend investing on a cheap HDD and imaged your main drive. i use a free version of EaseUS Partition Master to imaged a HDD.
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