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HD5870 in crossfire and crysis

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January 10, 2010 2:10:18 AM

I put two 5870's in crossfire and my fps gets worse in crysis. I had them in crossfire with two bridges so I took one off to see if that made a difference and it didn't. But yeah I go back to just using one card and it gets about 10 fps or more better. I also have the latest driver 9.12 and the hotfix.
So why would this be happening???
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January 10, 2010 2:57:03 AM

You sure your PSU can power two of those cards?
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January 10, 2010 2:59:09 AM

And post what components make up your computer, it could be a CPU bottleneck aswell.
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January 10, 2010 6:29:48 AM

Psi=rosewill bronze rbr 1000watt
CPU=i7 920 @ 4ghz
mem=6gb ddr3 1600 6-7-6-18 mushkin redline



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January 10, 2010 6:33:19 AM

On fear 2 when I added a card it bout double fps.
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January 10, 2010 7:50:59 AM

have you got all the crysis patches?
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January 10, 2010 9:03:52 AM

Are you noticing any slowdowns in other games also? or they run better?
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January 10, 2010 9:25:46 AM

I have original version no patches. Could that have something to do with it.
Other games my fps gets alot better in crossfire.
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January 10, 2010 10:07:26 AM

yeah you need the patches i dont think crysis supports croossfire out the box
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January 10, 2010 2:35:16 PM

Ok i'm gonna try to update and see what happens. So what's wrong with rosewill psu? I've seen alot of good reviews on them and you can get em for a cheaper price.
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January 10, 2010 5:04:33 PM

I have the same PSU, so far so good :-) and if it does blow up... Oh well there's worse thing in life :-D hopefully it doesn't take any other components with it if it does.
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January 10, 2010 5:19:09 PM

Crysis' single player campaign with UH gfx mod and advanced AI mod was more fun than COD4's campaign.
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January 11, 2010 6:03:23 AM

Ok I have installed the patch and I get better fps overall but my fps decreases 5-10 fps with crossfire. Any ideas? Does crysis support crossfire??
Here are my specs but I just built this computer....

Motherboard: Asus P6x58D
Memory: Mushkin Redline 6GB 1600Mhz 6-7-6-18
Graphics: Sapphire Radeon HD5870 x2
PSU: Rosewill bronze rbr 1000 Watt
CPU: i7 920 @4ghz
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January 11, 2010 6:11:13 AM

my crossfire is in working condition because I noticed around a 120 fps increase when starting a game of fear 2.
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January 11, 2010 7:05:32 AM

I just figured it out. I took the overclock off on my i7 920 and put my bios at default and now im playing crysis at max in crossfire with fps in the 50s. Smooth as silk. And now when I put just 1 card in action I get fps in the 20s. I guess crysis doesnt like an overclocked cpu. But with the cpu at default my fps went down in fear 2. I dont understand? But heck I still get fps in the 100s. But could anyone explain why crysis would perform better with a i7 920 at 2.66 rather than 4ghz?
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January 30, 2010 3:00:15 AM

Maybe your PSU is a bunk unit.
Your video cards alone have a TDP of approx 375watts just by themselves. It's not likely but still conceivable that the 50watts or so that you saved from dropping back to stock speed may have been enough to return the overall system TDP into workable range for the Rosewill.

Also...did you check your temps while running Cryis OC'd?
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January 30, 2010 3:05:04 AM

mstang783 said:
I just figured it out. I took the overclock off on my i7 920 and put my bios at default and now im playing crysis at max in crossfire with fps in the 50s. Smooth as silk. And now when I put just 1 card in action I get fps in the 20s. I guess crysis doesnt like an overclocked cpu. But with the cpu at default my fps went down in fear 2. I dont understand? But heck I still get fps in the 100s. But could anyone explain why crysis would perform better with a i7 920 at 2.66 rather than 4ghz?


I'm not sure why yours is doing this. I also have an i7 920 with 5870's in CF. It ran as smooth as can be at 3.5Ghz. I probably could go higher, but from Benchmarks I've seen, it wouldn't improve performance. Even 2.6Ghz is near the limit on what would help.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/radeon-h...
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