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Far cry 3 on 2 7970's

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December 14, 2012 2:24:09 PM

im trying to run far cry 3 on 2 7970's on 3 screens with a max res of 5760x108..kind of an odd resolution.
Are these two cards not powerful enough to handle the game maxed out or is it a driver issue?
I do notice disabling msaa and it runs better, but not great by any means..

after reading various threads, seems its a driver issue on amds side that has yet to be addressed? or is it my cards?

I would think that these cards can handle anything out now or due out in the near future with ease..

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December 14, 2012 4:17:41 PM

funny enough the thg review of far cry 3 mentions that resolution on the last page of it


As far as 5760x1080 goes, forget about playing at Ultra quality with 4x MSAA. We're not sure that there's a rig out there able to deliver perfectly playable performance without some sort of compromise on detail settings.
December 14, 2012 6:22:38 PM

You are right, I can play it, but it does lag a bit. I guess it is a combo between driver support and what else? just not enough power? with a 3930 and 2 7970's though?

Hitman runs better..but without msaa, not that I can tell the difference as far as the details on the screen
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December 14, 2012 6:49:41 PM

its interesting though, hitman and far cry both run better with my one 7970 than both? even with msaa on at 2 or 4x. So I guess it is in large part a driver issue
December 14, 2012 10:00:05 PM

yeah may be an sli issue

i only game at 1920 x 1080 so never seen the need for more than one card

i am playing far cry 3 on a gigabyte 7970 with 12.10 drivers

without any problem

theres a beta driver available to improve performance in far cry 3

dont know how cpu intensive the game is

but got a 2600k at 5ghz so not an issue for me there
December 14, 2012 10:40:58 PM

Hi :) 
Which drivers are you using ?

I have a 7990 which is basically both your cards in one...

I run the 12.11 Beta drivers for Far Cry 3... the one linked to in above post..

All the best Brett :)