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So I just got a second R9 290X and thought I would see a decent perfomance increase but I was surprised when I ran fire strike to see that my score hadent even gone up by 1000!! I'm getting 9200 now where I was getting 8600, is this normal or is this just ridiculous like I think it is?

FS relies heavily on both cpu and gpu unlike benchies from Unigine. so, compare graphics scores not overall scores. your GS should be around 22K at stock.

my overall score went up 6K with the cpu oc'ed the same but my gpus were oc'ed higher crossfired.
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Your board PCIE lanes is bottlenecking your CF config, Change out to either a 990X or 990FX before you can see the diff.
and guys, AMD 9xx pcie lanes are on the chipset, not on the chip itself.
     
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My CPU is overclocked and stable 4.3GHZ and using cinabench I get a score almost equal to an i7 3770 so I don't think my CPU is to bad
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FS relies heavily on both cpu and gpu unlike benchies from Unigine. so, compare graphics scores not overall scores. your GS should be around 22K at stock.

my overall score went up 6K with the cpu oc'ed the same but my gpus were oc'ed higher crossfired.

My graphic score only rose from 12000 to 14000 in firestrike
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My CPU is overclocked and stable 4.3GHZ and using cinabench I get a score almost equal to an i7 3770 so I don't think my CPU is to bad

no it's not a bad cpu but i think it is pretty well known that FXs do not fare well with FS.

what's you graphics score? better yet link your results.
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Tomytom my ram is actually 1866 and also my second card is the one with the best overclock potential so should I switch them and overclock the primary? and painkiller I have crossfirex enabled, cards are not reaching anywhere near max temps at 1080p but also aren't running at max load, the second card seems to be under more load though also 4K seems to put more stress on the cards obviously getting them very close to max load but temps are still below max
Ok, but please provide the information I requested as well. Seeing logs and charts also can be more beneficial than just a vague description.
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My graphic score only rose from 12000 to 14000 in firestrike

then there is something else going on. i suspect temp or lack of power. even with one running at X4 . . . your score should not be that low. i reached 14K with one 290.redface.gif
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Single Card Score
http://www.3dmark.com/fs/6316324

Crossfire Score
http://www.3dmark.com/fs/6320106

and sorry I was wrong it went up a little more than 1000 points total
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Something is wrong as I had a graphics score of 15000 on the nose with my 7950's in crossfire. With a 3570 at 4.2. My pcie lanes were PCIE 3.0 at 8x. I do not think the 4x lane would kill you that much.
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Single Card Score
http://www.3dmark.com/fs/6316324

Crossfire Score
http://www.3dmark.com/fs/6320106

and sorry I was wrong it went up a little more than 1000 points total

is it still the 750MX?
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