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Poor FPS in games with GTX 670 SLI

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May 24, 2013 6:28:18 AM

Hey Guys,

I have recently upgraded my whole system. But i am having terrible lag and FPS issues in a lot of games. Since i play FPS extremely competitively, i need a decent amount of frames per second.

The most i get in any game at the moment is about 40-50. With my current setup (GTX 670 SLI, i7 3770K OC@4.16 Ghz, Gigabyte Z77X UP7, 16Gb G.Skill Ripjaw) i would half expect my frames to never drop below 60.

I have spent days searching the internet for fixes, tweaks, guides etc. I have tried tweaking many things but nothing seems to work. Which leaves me thinking it may be hardware related...

I run all my games at 1920x1080, 60. With lowest possible GFX settings. This is mainly for Battlefield 3.

What would you guys suggest i do? My power supply is more than enough (1000W).

I am honestly stuck, I have friends who own rigs, with less power. e.g 1 GTX 670, i5 2600K not overclocked and they get frames at a steady 100+.

Any help would be appreciated, cheers.

pX

May 24, 2013 6:40:05 AM

If you have a 60 hertz monitor, then you will not be able to see more than 60 hertz. For getting over 100 frames you will need to upgrade to atleast a 120 hz monitor.
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May 24, 2013 6:52:03 AM

SuperGamerBoy said:
If you have a 60 hertz monitor, then you will not be able to see more than 60 hertz. For getting over 100 frames you will need to upgrade to atleast a 120 hz monitor.


Ok. I have been told that before. But my question is, how can my system not even get to 60fps? If its struggling to get above 50 theres a problem
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May 24, 2013 6:55:14 AM

Someone correct me if Im wrong, but I've read before that Hyper Threading can have adverse effects on games and people recommend you turn it off.
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May 24, 2013 6:56:03 AM

Are you using the latest drivers for your motherboard and video cards? I have a 60 hertz monitor and my card is a GTX 660 and I get 60 fps and more all the time. I think that your sli drivers are holding you back.
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May 24, 2013 6:59:48 AM

Do you get a decent framerate if you disable SLI?

I had framerate issue with SLI 570s and it turned out to be a wrong setting in nvidia control panel.

I had to set max rendered frames to 1, and setup power mode to max performance.
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May 24, 2013 7:32:08 AM

Not sure what you have tried but I would start by downloading the latest driver from Nvidia. On the driver install choose custom install and click the box at the bottom of the menu to do a full re-install. It will remove any custom settings you have in the Nvidia control panel but this is kind of the point to start fresh.

http://www.geforce.com/drivers
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May 24, 2013 7:34:26 AM

if you click start type dxdiag.exe, do both displays show as ok. does it show that the graphics adapter is a 670? are you having problems playing only in multiplayer or does it suck when playing single player too, http://www.speedtest.net/ . were is the multiplayer server located, how is your ping rate?
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May 24, 2013 10:21:16 PM

rex4235 said:
Someone correct me if Im wrong, but I've read before that Hyper Threading can have adverse effects on games and people recommend you turn it off.


How would one turn this off?

bumnut53 said:
Do you get a decent framerate if you disable SLI?

I had framerate issue with SLI 570s and it turned out to be a wrong setting in nvidia control panel.

I had to set max rendered frames to 1, and setup power mode to max performance.


Yes i had a decent framerate when using only 1 card, but it did struggle a little in high populated areas, but that pretty much cleared up after i purchased a new CPU. Still struggled a bit though.

JamesSneed said:
Not sure what you have tried but I would start by downloading the latest driver from Nvidia. On the driver install choose custom install and click the box at the bottom of the menu to do a full re-install. It will remove any custom settings you have in the Nvidia control panel but this is kind of the point to start fresh.

http://www.geforce.com/drivers


I have downloaded all the latest drivers, but i will try your complete reinstall option. Thankyou

the great randini said:
if you click start type dxdiag.exe, do both displays show as ok. does it show that the graphics adapter is a 670? are you having problems playing only in multiplayer or does it suck when playing single player too, http://www.speedtest.net/ . were is the multiplayer server located, how is your ping rate?


Yes, both adapters are GTX 670's, it sucks when playing both singleplayer and multiplayer, my bandwidth and DL speeds aren't an issue.
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May 24, 2013 10:55:04 PM

power supply? you need a good quality unit, not just high wattage on the label. many of the cheaper power supply manufacturers lie about wattage.
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May 24, 2013 11:07:16 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
power supply? you need a good quality unit, not just high wattage on the label. many of the cheaper power supply manufacturers lie about wattage.

No, haven't had any issues with the power supply, it is legit.
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May 24, 2013 11:38:07 PM

What psu do you have? Is it 80 plus certified? Is it SLI certified? How much did it cost? Does your motherboard support Sli? What motherboard do you have? What CPU are you using?
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May 25, 2013 1:20:16 AM

SuperGamerBoy said:
What psu do you have? Is it 80 plus certified? Is it SLI certified? How much did it cost? Does your motherboard support Sli? What motherboard do you have? What CPU are you using?


i have a ThermalTake ToughPower 1000W, it is 80 plus certified, it is able to support up to quad SLI i believe (correct me if im wrong). I have a G77Z UP7, it supports Quad SLI , i am using a i7 3770K OC@4.16 Ghz

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May 25, 2013 4:07:56 AM

do you have the sli bridge installed? if you do, its possible its faulty, have seen a few faulty ones cause issues.
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May 25, 2013 5:59:13 AM

I have a single GTX 670, run at 1080p and get as good if not better FPS in BF3 than you so I agree you have an issue.

This issue is not your power supply or your PC would be randomly crashing if it could not handle the power load, not running slow. Its certainly not hyper threading as that is just a couple percent hit in some games not 30+%.

The faulty sli bridge mentioned is possible.
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May 25, 2013 8:16:58 AM

JamesSneed said:
I have a single GTX 670, run at 1080p and get as good if not better FPS in BF3 than you so I agree you have an issue.

This issue is not your power supply or your PC would be randomly crashing if it could not handle the power load, not running slow. Its certainly not hyper threading as that is just a couple percent hit in some games not 30+%.

The faulty sli bridge mentioned is possible.


I have tried 2 SLI bridges, 1 an older one, and one brand new one.

I have no idea what it is, Any ideas?
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May 25, 2013 8:18:45 AM

For troubleshooting purposes, SLI is in fact enabled right?
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May 25, 2013 8:41:50 AM

Um...no system can avoid dips below 60 in multiplayer Battlefield 3 on the 64 man maps and possibly even some smaller ones. It is only in single player that you can expect to never have drops that low.
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May 25, 2013 8:56:00 AM

rex4235 said:
For troubleshooting purposes, SLI is in fact enabled right?


Yes, definitely
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