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5870 Lower FPS than 4890?

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I just bought a 5870 Eyefinity 6 and noticed than my FPS are lower in TF2 than they were when I was using a 4890. Both with the same settings and same resolution (1920x1080) my 4890 would only drop below 66fps when I was surrounded by multiple flames and explosions, but my 5870 drops below 66fps very frequently. I did use driver sweeper and used 11.2 drivers. I was expecting this thing to never drop fps, but it seems like a downgrade right now. I wanted to run a 3x1 configuration and be able to hold a decent frame rate but it can't hold 66 on a single. Should I try different drivers? If so any recommendations?
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Are you running 3 monitors on the 5870? lol
     
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I got almost no performance increase coming from a 9800gt on TF2, is this game not more dependent on CPU?
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I have changed nothing but graphics card in my system and lost performance. Currently I am only playing on one screen, same resolution as before. I could understand it if I was using 3 monitors, but on 1? It seems strange to me.
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System specs? Probably the CPU you're using. Before I was using E8400 & Q9300 and it was struggling a bit. Now 5870 and SB just eat up Source games like nothing.
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is this FPS drop isolated to TF2 or is it across the board?

Check GPU usage during gameplay, and CPU usage.

the 5870 is definitely tougher on the Threads at least that I know.


Why 66FPS? do you not have V-Sync enabled?? unless rare chance your Screen isn't a 60hz I don't really understand why you'd want to be running with screen tearing being above.



And I haven't noticed a performance drop running 3 screens other then the fact the card doens't idle the same 400/1200 instead of 186/300 or w/e normal idle is.

So runs a bit hotter on idle.
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Phenom II 955 at 3.9GHZ. That only thing that has changed was the graphics card. When I was clocked at 3.4GHZ with the 4890 it wasn't happening either. 66fps to match the packets (on decent server) for better hit reg, and v-sync doesn't work in windowed full screen. Are you guys using the 11.2 driver? If not, can you tell me what one you are using so I can try it myself?
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System specs? Probably the CPU you're using. Before I was using E8400 & Q9300 and it was struggling a bit. Now 5870 and SB just eat up Source games like nothing.
What program is that what you're using for CPU&GPU usage?
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thats the ingame netgraph, it shows fps and latencies etc
     
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