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Battlefield 4 (Final Release Version) runs like crap on my Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB DDR5 WHY!?

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October 30, 2013 7:55:21 AM

Ok, here are my system Specs.

I always play at 1920x1080 Resolution

FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (8 Core Processor)

8 Gigs of ram 1600 MHZ

1000 Terabyte HDD 7200 RPM

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0

When I run Battlefield 4 (The official newly released version, NOT beta) my Frames per second are all over the place.

Here is what i am seeing ( Let me know what you are seeing as well)

Ultra- (50 fps when not in battle) (20-30 fps or less when engaged in combat)
High- (60 fps when not in battle) (35-40 fps or less when engaged in combat)
Medium- (60 fps when not in battle) (40-50 fps or less when engaged in combat)
Low- (70-75 fps when not in battle) (60 fps or less when engaged in combat)

Now I understand that these are not that bad BUT if you notice, the only setting that I can get a constant Smooth 60 frames per second is in low settings! and at that point I am playing in the same graphics as an xbox 360!

I mean I can play Crysis 3 on ultra settings all day long with my rig!
As well as Far Cry 3!
What the heck is going on?!
Do I need to get a better graphics card just to play this game on ultra settings?
or is there some kind of graphical settings that I can tweak to get better performance when I am playing on high and ultra settings?

I have spent a lot of money on my rig so for me playing on low in order to have a smooth 60 Frames per second is unacceptable to me lol. I know that might seem ridiculous to some of you BUT, I went all out in building my rig so I want a good return when playing games

Thanks in advance for all your help guys, much appreciated!



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October 30, 2013 8:06:05 AM

Just the way it is I'm afraid. BF4 requires a beast of a computer, and even a 7950 isn't up to the task of High/Ultra at 60.

Have you tried configuring a custom graphics preset? You can at least disable MSAA and FXAA this way, that alone will chew through your graphics card. You can tweak your graphics as much as you like until you hit a sweet spot.

Now I know it's in BF3, not sure about BF4, but I always found turning off motion blur would help quite a fair bit, give that a shot as well.

A lot of other people have been getting similar results as you I'm afraid.

Also, I haven't really had a chance to dig into BF4, but it might require a slightly better CPU than what you have, especially in MP. Your processor's clock speeds might just not be enough, and I don't know how well they've optimised the game for 8 cores.

P.S. Just for reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmwQAI1k_H4
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October 30, 2013 8:09:31 AM

Wow man thats crazy! So is what your saying is that my 8 core fx processor might not be cutting it? I thought I was ready for next gen! lol

I will try out those tips you gave me in the setting tho thanks
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October 30, 2013 8:10:29 AM

Something is not right though I not sure what it is. I am playing the deluxe version(check my earlier thread) and my fps on ultra in battle sits between 48 and 60 and when not in battle in the 70s. My card is a 7870xt but heavily oc and I am using the 13.11 beta driver.
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October 30, 2013 8:23:07 AM

Thats interesting, do you think that beta driver will work for my card?
and if it does, do I need to delete my current video card driver and then install the new one?

Also, is your cpu faster than mine?
cuz Im wondering if thats the deciding factor?
Does battlefield 4 not use all 8 of my cores for some reason I wonder?

Superlp12 said:
Something is not right though I not sure what it is. I am playing the deluxe version(check my earlier thread) and my fps on ultra in battle sits between 48 and 60 and when not in battle in the 70s. My card is a 7870xt but heavily oc and I am using the 13.11 beta driver.


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October 30, 2013 8:24:40 AM

:o  whut this will be a fun game to play...
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October 30, 2013 8:32:58 AM

Well ifyou check my signature, I had oc my cpu to 4.6ghz and did 3 things today which seems to improve my fps. I update bios to the latest(f21 for gigabyte), update to the latest 13.11 beta driver and install the in game updates for my deluxe version. Amd has a clean uninstall utility. Run that before you install any new driver. try that and see if it helps.
Edit: BF4 does max out my cpu
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October 30, 2013 1:02:59 PM

if fps is dropping when in combat, that is more likely your cpu, maybe its thermal throttling? judging by the beta benchmarks the 8350 should be at least as capable as a 2500k.
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October 31, 2013 6:09:48 PM

Ramrodric said:
Thats interesting, do you think that beta driver will work for my card?
and if it does, do I need to delete my current video card driver and then install the new one?

Also, is your cpu faster than mine?
cuz Im wondering if thats the deciding factor?
Does battlefield 4 not use all 8 of my cores for some reason I wonder?

Superlp12 said:
Something is not right though I not sure what it is. I am playing the deluxe version(check my earlier thread) and my fps on ultra in battle sits between 48 and 60 and when not in battle in the 70s. My card is a 7870xt but heavily oc and I am using the 13.11 beta driver.




I'm not sure, but most games do not use more than two cores, some use 4. I find that having four extra cores is not necessary unless you have a lot of extra programs running.
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October 31, 2013 6:41:20 PM

I did confirm all 4 core was max out to 4.6ghz with vcore hitting 1.44v. That was the reading when I am running prime95 except the temp was lower at max if 57c.
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October 31, 2013 7:24:20 PM

I have an 8350 running stock at 4ghz, 2x 7950's in crossfire and the game runs great for me. I just finished the campaign yesterday. Played the entire campaign at 5760x1080 with all settings on high and didn't notice any lag or slowdown. When I tried turning things up to ultra I could definitely tell my rig couldn't handle it but I didn't feel like tweaking individual settings yet so I just dropped everything back to High. I had one crash during the 6-8 hours it took me to finish the campaign and one crash today during multi-player. I'm running driver 13.11 beta 7. As far as processor useage, the game definitely doesn't max out all 8 cores. I'd say the work is spread mostly over 4 cores with minor use on the other cores.
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October 31, 2013 7:30:04 PM

Its a next gen game. I wouldn't expect it to run great if i had a not top of the line card from last generation. I would overclock your RAM i heard from linustechtips on the WAN show that bf4 actually uses high speed RAM. They havent shown any benches to prove it though. Also it is Linus.
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October 31, 2013 7:54:06 PM

BF4 as of now is beta 2.0..Wait a few months for them to iron out the fps/bug issues then see whats up.
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November 1, 2013 2:21:13 AM

AdioKIP said:
I have an 8350 running stock at 4ghz, 2x 7950's in crossfire and the game runs great for me. I just finished the campaign yesterday. Played the entire campaign at 5760x1080 with all settings on high and didn't notice any lag or slowdown. When I tried turning things up to ultra I could definitely tell my rig couldn't handle it but I didn't feel like tweaking individual settings yet so I just dropped everything back to High. I had one crash during the 6-8 hours it took me to finish the campaign and one crash today during multi-player. I'm running driver 13.11 beta 7. As far as processor useage, the game definitely doesn't max out all 8 cores. I'd say the work is spread mostly over 4 cores with minor use on the other cores.


on single player yes it wont stress the cpu much, nor does the game use 8 threads even in multiplayer, it seems to top out at 6-7 threads with high useage. Multiplayer with 64player map stresses the cpu a lot more.
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November 1, 2013 6:34:48 AM

So would you say that it is directly related to the gpu? Meaning the better the gpu, the better experience?
AdioKIP said:
I have an 8350 running stock at 4ghz, 2x 7950's in crossfire and the game runs great for me. I just finished the campaign yesterday. Played the entire campaign at 5760x1080 with all settings on high and didn't notice any lag or slowdown. When I tried turning things up to ultra I could definitely tell my rig couldn't handle it but I didn't feel like tweaking individual settings yet so I just dropped everything back to High. I had one crash during the 6-8 hours it took me to finish the campaign and one crash today during multi-player. I'm running driver 13.11 beta 7. As far as processor useage, the game definitely doesn't max out all 8 cores. I'd say the work is spread mostly over 4 cores with minor use on the other cores.


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November 1, 2013 6:36:04 AM

So, Will the FPS and Stuttering problem get better overtime with more updates from DICE?
determinologyz said:
BF4 as of now is beta 2.0..Wait a few months for them to iron out the fps/bug issues then see whats up.


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November 1, 2013 6:37:34 AM

Ramrodric said:
So, Will the FPS and Stuttering problem get better overtime with more updates from DICE?
determinologyz said:
BF4 as of now is beta 2.0..Wait a few months for them to iron out the fps/bug issues then see whats up.




Yea that and as more drivers from nvidia/amd start to roll out the better hopefully. The launch of bf4 is going kinda rough at the moment but hopefully everything will get smoother

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November 1, 2013 6:51:41 AM

Ramrodric said:
So would you say that it is directly related to the gpu? Meaning the better the gpu, the better experience?
AdioKIP said:
I have an 8350 running stock at 4ghz, 2x 7950's in crossfire and the game runs great for me. I just finished the campaign yesterday. Played the entire campaign at 5760x1080 with all settings on high and didn't notice any lag or slowdown. When I tried turning things up to ultra I could definitely tell my rig couldn't handle it but I didn't feel like tweaking individual settings yet so I just dropped everything back to High. I had one crash during the 6-8 hours it took me to finish the campaign and one crash today during multi-player. I'm running driver 13.11 beta 7. As far as processor useage, the game definitely doesn't max out all 8 cores. I'd say the work is spread mostly over 4 cores with minor use on the other cores.




I would say the game is very Driver / GPU dependnt. The 13.11 betas I believe had some fixes specific to battlefield 4. During game play the game holds both my video cards at pretty much 100% so it definitely seems to make good use of the and be optimized for crossfire. I may overclock my CPU some to see if I get any difference. I definitely agree with the other opinions though, its a new game, my guess is within the first month we'll see a patch or two and performance should improve.
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November 1, 2013 7:20:02 AM

Good point, I actually overclocked my gpu last night from stock to 1150 MHZ & 1400 MHZ and I saw about 15 more frames when playing battlefield 4 BUT it still stuttered while I was playing a lot. So I dont think its the CPU that is holding you back. I would try overclocking your cards if you can.
Just sharing my experience!

AdioKIP said:
Ramrodric said:
So would you say that it is directly related to the gpu? Meaning the better the gpu, the better experience?
AdioKIP said:
I have an 8350 running stock at 4ghz, 2x 7950's in crossfire and the game runs great for me. I just finished the campaign yesterday. Played the entire campaign at 5760x1080 with all settings on high and didn't notice any lag or slowdown. When I tried turning things up to ultra I could definitely tell my rig couldn't handle it but I didn't feel like tweaking individual settings yet so I just dropped everything back to High. I had one crash during the 6-8 hours it took me to finish the campaign and one crash today during multi-player. I'm running driver 13.11 beta 7. As far as processor useage, the game definitely doesn't max out all 8 cores. I'd say the work is spread mostly over 4 cores with minor use on the other cores.




I would say the game is very Driver / GPU dependnt. The 13.11 betas I believe had some fixes specific to battlefield 4. During game play the game holds both my video cards at pretty much 100% so it definitely seems to make good use of the and be optimized for crossfire. I may overclock my CPU some to see if I get any difference. I definitely agree with the other opinions though, its a new game, my guess is within the first month we'll see a patch or two and performance should improve.

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November 1, 2013 8:21:34 AM

Ramrodric said:
Good point, I actually overclocked my gpu last night from stock to 1150 MHZ & 1400 MHZ and I saw about 15 more frames when playing battlefield 4 BUT it still stuttered while I was playing a lot. So I dont think its the CPU that is holding you back. I would try overclocking your cards if you can.
Just sharing my experience!

AdioKIP said:
Ramrodric said:
So would you say that it is directly related to the gpu? Meaning the better the gpu, the better experience?
AdioKIP said:
I have an 8350 running stock at 4ghz, 2x 7950's in crossfire and the game runs great for me. I just finished the campaign yesterday. Played the entire campaign at 5760x1080 with all settings on high and didn't notice any lag or slowdown. When I tried turning things up to ultra I could definitely tell my rig couldn't handle it but I didn't feel like tweaking individual settings yet so I just dropped everything back to High. I had one crash during the 6-8 hours it took me to finish the campaign and one crash today during multi-player. I'm running driver 13.11 beta 7. As far as processor useage, the game definitely doesn't max out all 8 cores. I'd say the work is spread mostly over 4 cores with minor use on the other cores.




I would say the game is very Driver / GPU dependnt. The 13.11 betas I believe had some fixes specific to battlefield 4. During game play the game holds both my video cards at pretty much 100% so it definitely seems to make good use of the and be optimized for crossfire. I may overclock my CPU some to see if I get any difference. I definitely agree with the other opinions though, its a new game, my guess is within the first month we'll see a patch or two and performance should improve.



I've overclocked my cards before, I have a trixx profile setup to push my cards up to 1100/1400, but they generate A LOT of heat when I do. I'll probably load it up this weekend and see if I see a substantial difference.

Has anyone been able to run the System Performance Test. I see a button for it (sometimes, it seems to dissapear), when I hit the button I'm taken to a screen as if a test is about to be run but I dont see anythng happening. Is there a built in way to measure my frame rate or do I have to run a 3rd party utility?
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November 11, 2013 11:24:05 AM

AdioKIP said:
Ramrodric said:
Good point, I actually overclocked my gpu last night from stock to 1150 MHZ & 1400 MHZ and I saw about 15 more frames when playing battlefield 4 BUT it still stuttered while I was playing a lot. So I dont think its the CPU that is holding you back. I would try overclocking your cards if you can.
Just sharing my experience!

AdioKIP said:
Ramrodric said:
So would you say that it is directly related to the gpu? Meaning the better the gpu, the better experience?
AdioKIP said:
I have an 8350 running stock at 4ghz, 2x 7950's in crossfire and the game runs great for me. I just finished the campaign yesterday. Played the entire campaign at 5760x1080 with all settings on high and didn't notice any lag or slowdown. When I tried turning things up to ultra I could definitely tell my rig couldn't handle it but I didn't feel like tweaking individual settings yet so I just dropped everything back to High. I had one crash during the 6-8 hours it took me to finish the campaign and one crash today during multi-player. I'm running driver 13.11 beta 7. As far as processor useage, the game definitely doesn't max out all 8 cores. I'd say the work is spread mostly over 4 cores with minor use on the other cores.




I would say the game is very Driver / GPU dependnt. The 13.11 betas I believe had some fixes specific to battlefield 4. During game play the game holds both my video cards at pretty much 100% so it definitely seems to make good use of the and be optimized for crossfire. I may overclock my CPU some to see if I get any difference. I definitely agree with the other opinions though, its a new game, my guess is within the first month we'll see a patch or two and performance should improve.



I've overclocked my cards before, I have a trixx profile setup to push my cards up to 1100/1400, but they generate A LOT of heat when I do. I'll probably load it up this weekend and see if I see a substantial difference.

Has anyone been able to run the System Performance Test. I see a button for it (sometimes, it seems to dissapear), when I hit the button I'm taken to a screen as if a test is about to be run but I dont see anythng happening. Is there a built in way to measure my frame rate or do I have to run a 3rd party utility?


There isn't a built in utility, your going to have to run Fraps or some other frame measuring utility.
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December 12, 2013 6:04:55 AM

I play Battlefield 4 on ultra settings with a Radeon HD 7950 vapor-x. I don't get an average of 60 FPS, but i had never experienced any lagg during the game. I basically get around 40-60 FPS while i play multiplayer.
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December 12, 2013 7:28:46 AM

I have a 2600k with an xfx 7950 dd black edition and i average 50+ ftps in BF4 multiplayer. Nothing is OC'd either.
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December 12, 2013 7:53:08 AM

I'm sorry those are the frame rates which you should expect with the 7950. You can check almost every website and you will get the same result may be a bit better with Intel processors as they are considerably better in gaming than AMD. So it's not all over the place. And also the beast R9 280X(which is significantly better than your 7950) can't manage 60 fps. How can you? Check this link out and you will know:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-290-revie...
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