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Sapphire 7950 Problem - Low Graphics Scores

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August 14, 2013 1:06:25 PM

I'm getting extremely low graphics scores when testing in 3D Mark 11. They won't go above 3,000. My physics scores will go to about 10,000.

I have the Sapphire 7950 Vapor-X, an i7 4770k. and 8GB of ram. all of which are running on stock frequencies at the moment.

I've tried everything to try and get the scores to improve. Uninstalling all graphics drivers and reinstalling, clean installing windows, adjusting power and clocks in Catalyst, but the graphics score will not budge.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
a b U Graphics card
August 14, 2013 1:11:54 PM

try different pcie slot and give info on PSU
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a b U Graphics card
August 14, 2013 1:13:19 PM

Have you tested some games to see if you have low fps?
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August 14, 2013 1:19:43 PM

Shaik Farooq said:
try different pcie slot and give info on PSU


SeaSonic S12II 620, also while running 3D Mark again, both my monitors went into PowerSave mode and I had to manually restart my computer. =/

fjaesbog said:
Have you tested some games to see if you have low fps?

I tried Far Cry 3, and my monitors kept going into Power Save mode every time I hit the same spot in the game, but until that spot, everyting looked smooth.
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August 14, 2013 1:27:04 PM

shadow3352 said:
Shaik Farooq said:
try different pcie slot and give info on PSU


SeaSonic S12II 620, also while running 3D Mark again, both my monitors went into PowerSave mode and I had to manually restart my computer. =/

fjaesbog said:
Have you tested some games to see if you have low fps?

I tried Far Cry 3, and my monitors kept going into Power Save mode every time I hit the same spot in the game, but until that spot, everyting looked smooth.


Go to
Start>Control Panel>System and security>Power Options>If there is any High Performance Option Then Click on it and try your Benchmarks again..
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August 14, 2013 1:29:23 PM

Shaik Farooq said:
shadow3352 said:
Shaik Farooq said:
try different pcie slot and give info on PSU


SeaSonic S12II 620, also while running 3D Mark again, both my monitors went into PowerSave mode and I had to manually restart my computer. =/

fjaesbog said:
Have you tested some games to see if you have low fps?

I tried Far Cry 3, and my monitors kept going into Power Save mode every time I hit the same spot in the game, but until that spot, everyting looked smooth.


Go to
Start>Control Panel>System and security>Power Options>If there is any High Performance Option Then Click on it and try your Benchmarks again..


I've tried that. It's already on High Performance. Set to never sleep, and never turn of display.

Edit: I should mention that when the monitors go into Power Save mode, I have to manually restart the computer for them to come on again.
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a b U Graphics card
August 14, 2013 1:34:55 PM

monitors ??? you have more
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August 14, 2013 1:48:48 PM

Shaik Farooq said:
monitors ??? you have more


I have 2.
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a b U Graphics card
August 14, 2013 1:55:15 PM

Is this problem something have just have occured? Or have u experienced it in a longer period of time? If the problem just occured, then it might be the card that is damaged.. I've honestly never heard about something like that.. Don't take my answer as the solution, but i cannot see other ways to fix it. You've almost done whatever that could be done, as far as i know.
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August 14, 2013 2:05:15 PM

Turn overdrive off and crossfire off if you are using them.
Get the AMD driver cleaner and clean off/uninstall all your graphics drivers.
Power off the PC and disconnect the power.
Remove the GPU and make sure there's no dust clogging the heatsink...clean it with compressed air if necessary (* DO NOT VACCUUM EVER)
Re-seat your GPU in the first/top PCIe x16 slot on your motherboard.
Reconnect your PCIe power to the GPU
Boot windows and re-install the latest stable/WHQL drivers from AMD.
Leave overdrive and crossfire off and perform a few more benchmarks.
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August 14, 2013 2:07:35 PM

fjaesbog said:
Is this problem something have just have occured? Or have u experienced it in a longer period of time? If the problem just occured, then it might be the card that is damaged.. I've honestly never heard about something like that.. Don't take my answer as the solution, but i cannot see other ways to fix it. You've almost done whatever that could be done, as far as i know.


I built my computer about 2 months ago, and didn't really do much heavy gaming until now. Tried to play Far Cry 3, computer freezes, and monitors turn off. Same thing with Crysis 3. Only thing I can play is non graphics intensive games like League of Legends.
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August 14, 2013 2:10:24 PM

maddogfargo said:
Turn overdrive off and crossfire off if you are using them.
Get the AMD driver cleaner and clean off/uninstall all your graphics drivers.
Power off the PC and disconnect the power.
Remove the GPU and make sure there's no dust clogging the heatsink...clean it with compressed air if necessary (* DO NOT VACCUUM EVER)
Re-seat your GPU in the first/top PCIe x16 slot on your motherboard.
Reconnect your PCIe power to the GPU
Boot windows and re-install the latest stable/WHQL drivers from AMD.
Leave overdrive and crossfire off and perform a few more benchmarks.


No crossfire. Just took out my card to try a different PCIe slot. No dust at all, and I have it plugged into a different PCIe slot right now to see what happens during 3DMark. I'll reinstall drivers and keep overdrive off.


Test just finished with a graphics score of 2354...

Uninstalling drivers, reinstalling and keeping overdrive off now.
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August 14, 2013 2:30:04 PM

Clean installation of drivers, overdrive off. And got 2349 as graphics score...

Time to RMA?

Edit: Tried to run 3D Mark again. Monitor went into powersave mode when the firestrike test was about to begin. Tried again, and same result, monitor goes into power save mode right when firestrike test was about to begin.
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a b U Graphics card
August 14, 2013 11:38:23 PM

In my opinion, i think your card is damaged. Try to send it back where you bought it from and tell them it doesn't function correctly. You still have warranty, if you got it about 2 months ago. Hopefully :) . Or you could try to plug the card into another PC, and see if any problem occur there, if there is, then it's definitely the card.
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August 15, 2013 2:15:25 AM

No... as far as the 7950 being a "terrible" card. You have to note that most benchmarks are done using Intel Cpu's. You'll score a little lower with the FX.



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