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That just seems like a bad install to me, And I never bother with profiles
read the edit, and you should try the profiles
 
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. And I'm in Switzerland ATM so I'm not going to pull the trigger for a week at least, so I'll have the time to think about it.
What are EU prices like on the 580s?
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read the edit, and you should try the profiles
The Cross Fire profiles are built into the drivers, If I for example upgrade from the 10.5's to the 10.10's the profiles from the 10.10 are included and get updated automatically.

Anyway, do this and install the 10.10e hot fix drivers

1. Un-install Catalyst control centre from control panel
2. Go into 'C' drive and delete every AMD/ATI folder in main 'C' drive and 'Program files' folders.
3. Boot into safe mode, use Driver Sweeper to delete all registry entries and all other traces of old drivers.
4. Boot into normal windows and run Driver Sweep again and have a final check for any AMD/ATI files/folders
5. Install new drivers
6. Reboot when asked
7. Job done

I spent weeks checking drivers when I had 5770 Tri-Fire and these while not being the absolute best performing drivers across the board were sock solid stable and offered the best consistency
Edited by antuk15 - 1/3/11 at 1:53pm
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downgrade.
not only would you loose about 10+fps in some games, you would loose the epeen of having TWO 5870s!!!!

btw if you really want CUDA and physX, just get a dedicated GTS450
edit: oh ur mobo only has 2 PCIe slots nvm.
Edited by Enfluenza - 1/3/11 at 1:57pm
    
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post #35 of 51
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What are EU prices like on the 580s?
1$ = 1€ , but that's how it is with everything. so in relation to other products they're the same as in the US

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Originally Posted by antuk15 View Post
The Cross Fire profiles are built into the drivers, If I for example upgrade from the 10.5's to the 10.10's the profiles from the 10.10 are included and get updated automatically.

Anyway, do this and install the 10.10e hot fix drivers

1. Un-install Catalyst control centre from control panel
2. Go into 'C' drive and delete every AMD/ATI folder in main 'C' drive and 'Program files' folders.
3. Boot into safe mode, use Driver Sweeper to delete all registry entries and all other traces of old drivers.
4. Boot into normal windows and run Driver Sweep again and have a final check for any AMD/ATI files/folders
5. Install new drivers
6. Reboot when asked
7. Job done

I spent weeks checking drivers when I had 5770 Tri-Fire and these while not being the absolute best performering drivers across the board were sock solid stable and offered the best consistency
Yes I know and I've done that many times, and even did a fresh OS install a few times ( not because of the gfx cards tho)

and by trying the profiles I meant that you should try to find a good combination. ie 10.10 and 10.11 profiles etc.


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downgrade.
not only would you loose about 10+fps in some games, you would loose the epeen of having TWO 5870s!!!!

btw if you really want CUDA and physX, just get a dedicated GTS450
epeen is overrated IMO

120fps - 10fps = 110fps on a 60hz screen ... ...
Edited by Alatar - 1/3/11 at 2:03pm
 
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Originally Posted by Enfluenza View Post
downgrade.
not only would you loose about 10+fps in some games, you would loose the epeen of having TWO 5870s!!!!

btw if you really want CUDA and physX, just get a dedicated GTS450
edit: oh ur mobo only has 2 PCIe slots nvm.
No one cares about maximum frame rate. This is a misconception much in the same way that people think HDD/SSDs with high throughput means an overall snappier system... It doesn't.

This is no different as he will enjoy a more stable experience with a higher minimum frame rate.
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No one cares about maximum frame rate. This is a misconception much in the same way that people think HDD/SSDs with high throughput means an overall snappier system... It doesn't.

This is no different as he will enjoy a more stable experience with a higher minimum frame rate.
Dude I'm pulling 35fps+ as a 'min' in Crysis very high at 1920x1080 with AA enabled.

And that's at stock clocks!
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@ Alatar. I own a GTX580 and its a amazing card coming from GTX470 but thats it. Its not powerfull enough to top cards like GTX570, HD 69XX. That i mean by this is that GTX580 is more epeen then 2 xHD 5870s because if you cant play a game with GTX570, HD 6970 then GTX580 will not play it too. GTX 580 has all but performance. For a 500$ card you expect more. I cant put it to words but if you have the money its the best to get but not necessary the best to have.
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btw, isn't AMD releasing game CF profiles aside from the ones in the drivers? I think it is.

I've been checking game.amd.com and i've been talking with a friend that has 5770 CF and he says that he doesn't have problems with CF at all. Just update download the latest game profiles from AMD...

as for the GTX580, i've been thinking on going for a GTX 580 too, but at 500 price point, i think about dual GPU solutions other than single GPU...

But that's me
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Anyway, do this and install the 10.10e hot fix drivers

1. Un-install Catalyst control centre from control panel
2. Go into 'C' drive and delete every AMD/ATI folder in main 'C' drive and 'Program files' folders.
3. Boot into safe mode, use Driver Sweeper to delete all registry entries and all other traces of old drivers.
4. Boot into normal windows and run Driver Sweep again and have a final check for any AMD/ATI files/folders
5. Install new drivers
6. Reboot when asked
7. Job done

I spent weeks checking drivers when I had 5770 Tri-Fire and these while not being the absolute best performing drivers across the board were sock solid stable and offered the best consistency
When I used to have ATi cards (all I've ever owned up till recently) I tried this method, even fresh installs of windows afew times, and still had issues with crossfire setup, BSOD's and crashing to desktop (driver failure), the ONLY stable driver I found that didn't cause issues were the 10.4 drivers..
When I made the move to Nvidia I have not had a single problem with the drivers. A single card is deffinitely the better option, but I think the 580 is overkill and too pricey, a 570 would be better value, or even a 6950 unlocked to a 6970 for even better value.
 
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