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I just got my 5970, and need judgement on my result

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August 18, 2010 6:09:02 AM

my 5970 clocks are at 157/300 while in css, should i bump up the graphic setting? to get it going or something.

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August 18, 2010 6:13:34 AM

Actually, those settings are correct while on the desktop or in 2D mode. They will jump up to load settings when you enter a 3D game. With a single monitor, the only way you will see this, is to monitor your CCC while in windowed mode, but realize your card will not use crossfire while in windowed mode.

Your card does this to conserve energy, and keep the heat down while you don't need the full power of your card.
August 18, 2010 6:17:03 AM

like i was gettin low to 20 fps i was like WTF, so kidna worried, is there any way i can bump it up maybe a lil? and css isnt 3d game?!?!
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August 18, 2010 6:19:49 AM

it should be clocking itself up when you play CSS.

please give complete system specs.

also, do you have the latest drivers and windows updates? does this happen only in CSS, or is it remaining at 2d clocks when playing all games?
August 18, 2010 6:22:45 AM

i got

phenom ii x4 955 gonna o.c when i get my cooler

M4A87TD mobo

4gb (2x2GB) of G.skill ECO 1600 RAM at it default speed(i think)

xfx 750W PSU

Some Lian Li case

1tb HDD 7200RPM

August 18, 2010 6:24:10 AM

i think i do have latest, i still havent install the dvd drive driver(i dont think it matters), and i update the Catalyst to 10.4 cause i heard that later version got issues
August 18, 2010 6:27:42 AM

the later version CAN have issues. get the latest to see if it fixes the problem.
August 18, 2010 7:41:59 AM

i mean righ tnow im not really havin any problem, i just ran cod4 and the clock bump up for the game, is there a way to run css in dx10 ??
August 18, 2010 7:43:42 AM

as far as i am aware, CSS is a DX9 only game. Its must just be failing to detect the switch to 3d mode. you could try forcing a load of AA (edge detect 24 samples) in CCC. could force it to bump itself.
August 18, 2010 8:05:05 AM

alright cuz i tried maxin out css (full aa and all that stuff) and it didnt bump up teh gpu. so i end up gettin like 30 - 40 fps on a stress free map lol
August 19, 2010 8:53:44 AM

well in after burner it said that GPU1 is runnin at 725/1000

while GPU 2 is runing at 400/900
August 19, 2010 9:02:00 AM

thats not right then. not sure what the problem is. have you tried reseating the GPU?

also, what PSU do you have?
August 19, 2010 3:01:40 PM

how do i reset it, I have an XFX 750 W PSU
August 19, 2010 4:09:09 PM

kittehlordz said:
how do i reset it, I have an XFX 750 W PSU


welshmouse meant to RESEAT the card. In other words when your systems powered down and make sure you DO NOT have the ac cord plugged into your PSU pull out your 5970, and then put it back in again, making sure that it is a tight fit and all off the cards connectors are making contact with the PCIe slot. Sometimes a card that is loose and making a full connection to your mobo will cause those kinds of issues.
August 19, 2010 5:40:55 PM

i did that, yesterday cause i needed to find the serial number so i can register it, and im pretty sure it a tigh fit :p 
August 19, 2010 6:03:59 PM

I take it that you are running2 of them in xfire mode then.....it's quite possible that even though you are set up for xfire mode if that is the case, that CSS isnt stressing the first card enough for the 2nd one to kick in. I've noticed this on my 4890 xfire setup...one card will be running and the other loaf depending on the game i am playing. I believe it is the way ATI writes the drivers that the cards do this.

If I am incorrect in this please someone correct me, as I do not want to misinform anyone :D 
August 20, 2010 4:18:00 AM

Im actually running a 5970 so it a 5870x2, so i dont know how to set it up correctly lol
August 20, 2010 8:26:30 AM

from what i read about 10.7 and 5970, im not gonna be updatein soon D:
August 20, 2010 8:47:32 AM

you know you can roll back if it doesn't work though right?

this is almost certainly some sort of driver issue. i would recommend trying both the latest release, AND 9.6. one of them may fix the problem.
August 20, 2010 12:39:48 PM

kittehlordz said:
Im actually running a 5970 so it a 5870x2, so i dont know how to set it up correctly lol

It's actually more like 5850x2, but why bother with accuracy. [:mousemonkey]
August 20, 2010 1:36:51 PM

Mousemonkey said:
It's actually more like 5850x2, but why bother with accuracy. [:mousemonkey]


Nah, he had it right. I terms of what it physically is, it is two 5870 GPU's, with lowered clocks. They come with the full amount of shaders, unlike the 5850's.

They may perform at typical 5850 CF speeds, but if you up the clocks on the 5970, they perform like 5870's.
August 20, 2010 2:08:22 PM

bystander said:
Nah, he had it right. I terms of what it physically is, it is two 5870 GPU's, with lowered clocks. They come with the full amount of shaders, unlike the 5850's.

They may perform at typical 5850 CF speeds, but if you up the clocks on the 5970, they perform like 5870's.

That's the key bit, if and not everyone does.
August 20, 2010 3:26:48 PM

so can i up the clocks? I tried, but when it on idle it only stays at 137/300, and when i play games some games boost it up to it 750/1000, some game make it stays at 400/900 or even 137/300(css)

and also I read on a forum people saying they are having issue rollin back, i was going to get the 10.7 but when I read about the issues rolling back, i didnt wanna risk it.
August 20, 2010 6:31:43 PM

Mousemonkey said:
That's the key bit, if and not everyone does.


But they are two 5870 GPU's, so I'd definately agree with his initial statement more than yours. He's saying it's like two 5870's. It physically is. I guess you are looking at the performance value, even though they aren't 5850 chips on the 5970.
August 21, 2010 1:36:56 PM

ok well I just did some crysis benchmark

1920x1080 veryhigh(object at high) no AA running at 64bit, I set my clocks to default and i got an avg of 35.8 fps(said the bench)

but when i O.c to 788/1055(or something like that) I get an average of 55 fps.

is that normal???

CPU: Phenom II x4 955 (3.6 ghz I think, im not sure...)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper N520
Mobo: ASUS M4A87TD
GPU: Sapphire HD Radeon 5970
PSU: XFX 750W
RAM: G.Skill 4Gb(2gbx2) running at

August 21, 2010 1:58:37 PM

i when in bios and set the ram to be at 1600, and did the cpu level up thing so it goes to 3.6 ghz
August 21, 2010 4:20:01 PM

messed up my setting now it gettin 49 fps average T_T
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