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every driver update it seems my 4890's are becoming slower and slower. Im currently using driver 10.12. hardware canucks ran farcry 2 on the 4890 and got around 70 fps using catalyst 9.3, however im getting 40 fps with 1 card and only 70 with 2. I attached my results and hardware canuck's results. Whats going on here?


Edited by grsmobile - 1/5/11 at 10:21pm
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Could it be heat related? What are your temps? HD4xxx have lots of heat issues usually, and though 80C is labeled normal working temp, the card does perform worse...
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OK so I think I matched your settings.
I turned off 1 of my cards so this was not a CFX run.
I am running 10.6 Drivers, They have been the best for me so far. Maybe you should try them.

Single card run:


And since I installed the game just to run these tests a fun run with both cards:


95% scaling, cool stuff.

Hope i helped a little.
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OK so I think I matched your settings.
I turned off 1 of my cards so this was not a CFX run.
I am running 10.6 Drivers, They have been the best for me so far. Maybe you should try them.

Single card run:


And since I installed the game just to run these tests a fun run with both cards:


95% scaling, cool stuff.

Hope i helped a little.
OK i did some more testing but with your settings(yours were set to high not very high lol) tests were both single and dual cards

To answer the guy above, the temps were about 55 Celsius max and the other card was 68 celsius max both cards at around 40% fan speed

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i love it when i really need help it takes 2-3 days for people to f'ing respond and fix this crap
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i love it when i really need help it takes 2-3 days for people to f'ing respond and fix this crap
yea it's not like your a free internet forum and your first post was only 19 hours ago which is a lot less than 2-3 days.

How about the latest crossfire profiles from AMD? I'm sure they would help.
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Look at the results from hardwarecanucks again--you're quoting the max fps they got, not their average. They got an average of ~51 fps for the 4890. You're getting 43--not that big of a difference considering varying drivers (especially post-hotfix for FC2) can have a huge effect. Also, are you running at 1680x1050 as well?
    
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i love it when i really need help it takes 2-3 days for people to f'ing respond and fix this crap
What?
You are not entitled to receive help from us.
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i love it when i really need help it takes 2-3 days for people to f'ing respond and fix this crap
The 4890 is not a widely used card anymore, so the amount of people who have them and are willing to help are going to be few and far between.
The advice we have given so far has been timely in forum terms and we are still here trying to help.

Have you tried the 10.6 drivers I recommended?
The latest profiles might help as well.

Please let us know your results so that we can help you figure this out.
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The 4890 is not a widely used card anymore, so the amount of people who have them and are willing to help are going to be few and far between.
The advice we have given so far has been timely in forum terms and we are still here trying to help.

Have you tried the 10.6 drivers I recommended?
The latest profiles might help as well.

Please let us know your results so that we can help you figure this out.
I used the exact driver and latest profiles. it hardly helped at all
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