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March 29, 2013 9:05:06 PM

Hello! I just bought a HIS HD 7950 GPU. I OC'ed it to 1025mhz and 1300mhz memory. I get great frame rate on World of Tanks (Ultra: 80 avg fps). However, When playing Planetside 2, I usually get 60fps (V-sync on) but sometimes it dips down to 30 which feels like 10 after being used to 60. When pressing alt-f (toggles fps and bottleneck (CPU or GPU) It says that my GPU is the bottleneck.
Yes, I know this game is very CPU bound but I have a i5-3570k @ 4.5ghz. Most people report having the CPU slow them down. Is this normal for PS2?


March 29, 2013 9:23:33 PM

I used to play planetside 2 using my sapphire hd 7950 and I never had a problem. what driver version are you using? it seems that your card is underperforming. It could also be your PSU or ram.
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March 29, 2013 9:37:18 PM

hmmm, i have a 670 and plays ps2 fine. might be your system. IDK
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March 29, 2013 9:53:08 PM

Well, my PSU is sufficient (750w sea sonic)
And 8 Gb if GSkill RipJaw X 1600 should also be fine.
But, is it fine to plug in the power with one cable? Of should I use 2 cables?
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March 29, 2013 11:01:45 PM

Headbomb said:
Well, my PSU is sufficient (750w sea sonic)
And 8 Gb if GSkill RipJaw X 1600 should also be fine.
But, is it fine to plug in the power with one cable? Of should I use 2 cables?


?? plug the power with lne cable?

do you mean the big cable that goes out of the psu and into your wall socket
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March 29, 2013 11:03:55 PM

you can also run memory tests. I wouldnt think the ram would be the problem.

also it is possible that ps2 is just a game that doesnt run well with amd cards
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March 30, 2013 12:17:15 AM

awesomedude911 said:
you can also run memory tests. I wouldnt think the ram would be the problem.

also it is possible that ps2 is just a game that doesnt run well with amd cards

Most likely PS2 doesn't like AMD cards. Every other game runs fine and dandy. Thanks.
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March 30, 2013 1:06:12 AM

Your 7950 should have 2x 6pin power connectors on it. You have to connect both of them to your PSU, if that is what you mean.
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March 30, 2013 4:14:10 AM

@headbomb how is it going now?
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March 30, 2013 9:34:54 AM

huilun02 said:
Your 7950 should have 2x 6pin power connectors on it. You have to connect both of them to your PSU, if that is what you mean.

Haha no, When I connect the power cable to my PSU, the other end has two 8 pin power connectors. So If I plug in one cable to the PSU, I can connect the two 6pin connectors to the card.

What I have done though is connect two cables to the PSU and take one 6pin connector from each cable and plug it into the GPU.
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March 30, 2013 9:36:22 AM

rainbueza said:
@headbomb how is it going now?

Awesome! I played on the HD 4000 graphics on the i5-3570k for about 2 weeks while I purchased my card and until it was shipped. Major improvement! Everything runs on Ultra at 60+ fps.
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March 30, 2013 12:52:57 PM

Headbomb said:
rainbueza said:
@headbomb how is it going now?

Awesome! I played on the HD 4000 graphics on the i5-3570k for about 2 weeks while I purchased my card and until it was shipped. Major improvement! Everything runs on Ultra at 60+ fps.



so you bought a new card? you said that you had a 7950

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March 30, 2013 7:01:14 PM

Headbomb said:
Awesome! I played on the HD 4000 graphics on the i5-3570k for about 2 weeks while I purchased my card and until it was shipped. Major improvement! Everything runs on Ultra at 60+ fps.


I think he meant that he was using HD 4000 before he got his 7950

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March 30, 2013 11:42:02 PM

huilun02 said:
Headbomb said:
Awesome! I played on the HD 4000 graphics on the i5-3570k for about 2 weeks while I purchased my card and until it was shipped. Major improvement! Everything runs on Ultra at 60+ fps.


I think he meant that he was using HD 4000 before he got his 7950


Yes, I was using HD 4000 before I got my HD 7950

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