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Ok so I have my new mobo and this new chipset is killing me. I'm getting worse performance than single card setups (according to reviews that I've read)....so I would really appreciate if you gusy (single or Crossfire) could run any in game benches (no 3dmark bc that really doesn't test well) such as FEAR, BF2, STALKER, etc.
Rep + no doubt, I really need some input.
I would especially like to see some 975X chipset results.
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Which drivers are you using Bi?

I have found that 7.2 was best when I still had my pro, but went to 7.6 for best after I got my XT.

Im a single GPU user, and I'm trying to figure out which drivers were best for Xfire, especially with pros

looks like my post was a shameless bump for the real pro users to reply, sorry I couldnt help as much as them
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With 1 card I get 115 FPS in CS:S with AA 6x, AF 16x, 1600 x 1200, Full HDR, and max detail.

Dirt, I get about 20 FPS at High Detail, except Particle effects and Shadows at Medium, 1600 x 1200.

NFS: Carbon I get 27 FPS (rough average) at 1600 x 1200, AA 6x, AF 16x, Max Detail.

On the FEAR Combat demo I got 23 FPS at max detail (don't remember the exact settings) Not sure how that compares to the real game, but that's what I got.
    
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I went from Abit AW9D-Max (975X) and almost 10K in CF to the P35 and almost 7K in CF...that'a a 3K point drop.

I ran benchies on this that are posted in my threads...I amy get a chance to do so again.

The AW9D-Max Rapes Super Pi calc...so I am looking to recreate that on the P5K with the same E6600 I had at 4047mhz under phase..

If the Super Pi is as good then I know the P5K is doing the job--but has borky GFX which I can live with.

It's a shame...but almost all "new" stuff is gonna be like this...hence the oft repeated>>>wait wait wait for the X thirty eight.
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Which drivers are you using Bi?

I have found that 7.2 was best when I still had my pro, but went to 7.6 for best after I got my XT.

Im a single GPU user, and I'm trying to figure out which drivers were best for Xfire, especially with pros

looks like my post was a shameless bump for the real pro users to reply, sorry I couldnt help as much as them
I'm using the 7.6 Catalyst drivers from ATI, as these are the only drivers that allow CF to enable on the P35 chipset.
As for the best Crossfire drivers, they are the 7.4 Warcats Pure Edition
http://www.tweaksrus.com/index.php?o...158&Itemid=41/
I wish that I could use these....but alas I can't. Before I got the P5K Deluxe these drivers yielded MUCH better performance and IQ, bar none. I could run 2X Quality adaptive AA with 16 HQ AF at 1920*1080, all forced in the control panel.
I'm going to run a FEAR bench tonight, along with some other stuff. Here is a 3dmark score that I ran last night after a BIOS flash. My CPU was at 3.0 GHz.

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I ran the FEAR timedemo at full settings (and I mean EVERYTHING) with my res at 1920*1080....and it was not pretty at all. I used to breeze through this demo, but I don't think I've ever run it at 1920*1080. My minimum was 9 FPS, average 37 FPS, and max ~160. Bleh
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91.27 fps on HL2 LC video stress test (1280x1024 max settings) ( since it's free for ati users i thought it would be good)

everything on my comp is Generic HP components minus the videocard/PSU, all at stock speeds,

I havn't installed many games since i got Vista so from memory, i think i was around 75fps @ 1074x768 on fear with max settings
    
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Where do you download the HL2 LC stress test? I have the game along with EP1, but I don't have it installed ATM....
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Just open up HL2 and on the home menu (where you click load game, save game, etc) click video stress test.


I get UP to 300 FPS in source with all settings on max. 160 or so average.
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Ok I'll install it and run it when I get home.
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