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4890CF not working properly?

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December 23, 2009 7:43:32 PM

Hey all I have recently added another 4890 into my rig to enjoy CF and I am not noticing much performance improvement. Here are my cpu/gpu specs first
Core i5 750 @ 2.6ghz
XFX 4890 CF
I think it wont matter but also running Corsair 750W PS which is more then enough for this.

I see alot of people getting around 22k in 3DMARK06 with rigs about the same as mine and I am getting these scores which seem very low to me. Also in the Crysis benchmark I am avg about 30fps which seems low as well. Playing at 1920x1080.

These 3DMark06 benchies were done at normal settings 1280x1024-
4890CF
3DMark Score 18263
SM 2.0 Score 6973
SM 3.0 Score 9688
CPU Score 4304

4890x1
3DMark Score 15836
SM 2.0 Score 6301
SM 3.0 Score 7499
CPU Score 4324


I have CrossfireX enable in CCC and both bridges are connected just incase. And I have GPUZ open and it says 2 GPU's Enabled. I am running the most current drivers and have also benched with the previous set of drivers. Cant remember which ones 9.x (Using 9.12 now). Any ideas why my cards are underperforming?

Thanks,
-Mike
December 23, 2009 7:56:43 PM

Also in Steam when using the System Information tab this is what comes up for video card:

Video Card:
Driver: LogMeIn Mirror Driver
DirectX Driver Name: atiumdag.dll
Driver Version: 7.1.542.0
DirectX Driver Version: 8.14.10.708
Driver Date: 22 May 2006
Desktop Color Depth: 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
DirectX Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
VendorID: 0x1002
DeviceID: 0x9460
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
No SLI or Crossfire Detected
Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Primary Display Size: 26.65" x 15.00" (30.55" diag)
67.7cm x 38.1cm (77.6cm diag)
Primary Bus Type Not Detected
Primary VRAM: 281 MB
Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x


Here is a Crysis run

Run #1- DX10 1920x1080 AA=4x, 32 bit test, Quality: VeryHigh ~~ Overall Average FPS: 24.255

TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 2000, Recorded Time: 111.86s)
!TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
Play Time: 92.33s, Average FPS: 21.66
Min FPS: 14.29 at frame 137, Max FPS: 28.44 at frame 871
Average Tri/Sec: -6078305, Tri/Frame: -280595
Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -3.27
!TimeDemo Run 1 Finished.
Play Time: 82.40s, Average FPS: 24.27
Min FPS: 14.29 at frame 137, Max FPS: 29.11 at frame 860
Average Tri/Sec: -6411650, Tri/Frame: -264169
Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -3.47
!TimeDemo Run 2 Finished.
Play Time: 82.50s, Average FPS: 24.24
Min FPS: 14.29 at frame 137, Max FPS: 29.11 at frame 860
Average Tri/Sec: -6419763, Tri/Frame: -264821
Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -3.46
TimeDemo Play Ended, (3 Runs Performed)

Run #1- DX10 1920x1080 AA=4x, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 39.485

TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 2000, Recorded Time: 111.86s)
!TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
Play Time: 56.21s, Average FPS: 35.58
Min FPS: 24.91 at frame 139, Max FPS: 48.74 at frame 874
Average Tri/Sec: -22237386, Tri/Frame: -625033
Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -1.47
!TimeDemo Run 1 Finished.
Play Time: 50.68s, Average FPS: 39.46
Min FPS: 24.91 at frame 139, Max FPS: 48.74 at frame 874
Average Tri/Sec: -24499930, Tri/Frame: -620878
Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -1.48
!TimeDemo Run 2 Finished.
Play Time: 50.62s, Average FPS: 39.51
Min FPS: 24.91 at frame 139, Max FPS: 48.90 at frame 998
Average Tri/Sec: -24539006, Tri/Frame: -621114
Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -1.48
TimeDemo Play Ended, (3 Runs Performed)
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December 24, 2009 11:42:12 PM

Bumppp....

Anyone have any idea why my computers performance is so low?


Here is Toms Hardware Crysis Results, (I ran same config)
Core i5 750 & 4870x2 Crysis results 40.62FPS

My Results, Core i5 750 & 4890x2-
Run #1- DX10 1680x1050 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: VeryHigh ~~ Overall Average FPS: 32.24


Toms Hardware GTA4 Benchmark-
Core i5 750 & 4870x2 GTA4 results 57.87 FPS

My Benchmark running same config.
Statistics
Average FPS: 52.31
Duration: 37.34 sec
CPU Usage: 69%
System memory usage: 73%
Video memory usage: 95%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1920 x 1080 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: High
Texture Filter Quality: Very High
View Distance: 44
Detail Distance: 100

Hardware
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Video Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Video Driver version: 8.14.10.708
Audio Adapter: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz
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February 20, 2010 1:54:06 AM

3d mark 06 is meaningless now, it just doesn't work properly with newer tech.

Run 3d mark vantage, at least you'll see a difference in scores then.
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