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I'm running 2x 7970s at 1000/1500 and the 15.11 beta driver. I have tweaked a few settings such as forcing only 8x tessellation, reducing shadows to medium, shadow draw distance to high and god rays to medium.

I have noticed that the game runs better with only 1x GPU as I get about 5-10 more fps compared to crossfire along with a lot less stuttering. Crossfire is only showing about 66% utilisation and I have tried several crossfire profiles. Has anyone had any luck with a specific crossfire profile as I would like to play the game at 60 fps rather than ~35 fps.

I'm sure AMD will eventually come out with an optimised driver and an associated crossfire profile but I don't really want to wait tongue.gif
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I'm running 2x 7970s at 1000/1500 and the 15.11 beta driver. I have tweaked a few settings such as forcing only 8x tessellation, reducing shadows to medium, shadow draw distance to high and god rays to medium.

I have noticed that the game runs better with only 1x GPU as I get about 5-10 more fps compared to crossfire along with a lot less stuttering. Crossfire is only showing about 66% utilisation and I have tried several crossfire profiles. Has anyone had any luck with a specific crossfire profile as I would like to play the game at 60 fps rather than ~35 fps.

I'm sure AMD will eventually come out with an optimised driver and an associated crossfire profile but I don't really want to wait tongue.gif

Starve yourself for a month, use said money saved to upgrade to nvidia, if you are tired of waiting. I am eating ramen for the next month, had to get nvidia, tired of the dissapointments of crossfire and 1 290 isnt enough at 1440p 144hz
    
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Thanks, I was just wondering if anyone had any luck with one of the crossfire profiles yet.

I suppose I could upgrade but I quite like the fact that I picked up a 2nd 7970 earlier in the year for £100 which basically allows me to play all of my games at max settings at greater than 60 fps (actually most are over 100 fps) and that works really well with my BenQ XL2730z. Sure, I am missing out on Freesync which is a nice feature but it's not a deal breaker, especially when you aren't usually dealing with low frame rates with 2x GPUs.

I'm a lot less excited about spending £400-600 on an Nvidia card or a high end AMD card until I absolutely need to, which is probably in about 2-3 years time.
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Starve yourself for a month, use said money saved to upgrade to nvidia, if you are tired of waiting. I am eating ramen for the next month, had to get nvidia, tired of the disappointments of crossfire and 1 290 isnt enough at 1440p 144hz

I think Bethesda is to blame here. Nvidia also doesn't have a SLI profile and they worked on that game (for at least a few weeks) to implement the (debatable) GameWorks effects...

Fallout 4 runs on a ancient game engine that has been modified for decades.
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Thanks, I was just wondering if anyone had any luck with one of the crossfire profiles yet.

I suppose I could upgrade but I quite like the fact that I picked up a 2nd 7970 earlier in the year for £100 which basically allows me to play all of my games at max settings at greater than 60 fps (actually most are over 100 fps) and that works really well with my BenQ XL2730z. Sure, I am missing out on Freesync which is a nice feature but it's not a deal breaker, especially when you aren't usually dealing with low frame rates with 2x GPUs.

I'm a lot less excited about spending £400-600 on an Nvidia card or a high end AMD card until I absolutely need to, which is probably in about 2-3 years time.

I understand mate, no worries, living in the UK is pricey, for me the upgrade didn't hurt me to bad, I got my 980 ti used for $470 usd no tax free ship
    
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Starve yourself for a month, use said money saved to upgrade to nvidia, if you are tired of waiting. I am eating ramen for the next month, had to get nvidia, tired of the dissapointments of crossfire and 1 290 isnt enough at 1440p 144hz
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I think Bethesda is to blame here. Nvidia also doesn't have a SLI profile and they worked on that game (for at least a few weeks) to implement the (debatable) GameWorks effects...

Fallout 4 runs on a ancient game engine that has been modified for decades.

they are too busy gimping the game:D
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Starve yourself for a month, use said money saved to upgrade to nvidia, if you are tired of waiting. I am eating ramen for the next month, had to get nvidia, tired of the dissapointments of crossfire and 1 290 isnt enough at 1440p 144hz
this games doesnt support SLI.... rolleyes.gif
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No known profiles work perfectly, but:

Crysis 3 = Best scaling but errors with lighting effects.
AFR = flickering and no scaling in certain locations.
Skyrim = Same story.
Fallout NV = Same story.
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I'm actually more annoyed with lack of 21:9 support than the lack of crossfire support atm. I'll go single card as long as I can play in full screen mode.

Right now, I'm playing the game in windowed mode! mad.gif
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I cant even get this game to run on full screen in high quality. Whenever I use borderless mode in 16:9 it defaults to 800x500 but 16:10 runs in high quality on about 90% of the screen and leaves a strip of about 100mm on one side of desktop. Anyone else having this issue?
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