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Is my 5970 working properly?

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October 23, 2010 5:51:32 PM

I recently got a 5970 black edition via ebay from a seller who claimed the card is brand new. I've been putting the card through it's paces and realized it occasionally has glitches in several games, some avatars might develop a permanent fidgeting in game, some games with really low graphics requirements run at less than decent speeds and I've begun to wonder if it's games i'm playing or the card, is there any type of program I could use that could put the card through the paces and give me an answer ?

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a c 169 U Graphics card
October 23, 2010 8:38:37 PM

Well some games don't benefit from CF(Especially the older titles),so disable it and see if your performance gets better or not.Here is how
Open Catalyst control center>Graphics>3D> AI and make sure "Disable Catalyst AI" is checked.
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October 24, 2010 5:51:01 AM

Maziar said:
Well some games don't benefit from CF(Especially the older titles),so disable it and see if your performance gets better or not.Here is how
Open Catalyst control center>Graphics>3D> AI and make sure "Disable Catalyst AI" is checked.


I tried this while playing civ V it just made things slower there was a lot of fidgeting while moving the camera around.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
October 24, 2010 10:15:06 AM

Are you using the latest drivers ? (Catalyst 10.10)
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October 24, 2010 4:31:54 PM

Maziar said:
Are you using the latest drivers ? (Catalyst 10.10)

I have 10.9, I haven't seen a 10.10.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
October 24, 2010 4:54:19 PM

Its already out,download and install it and see if it helps.
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October 24, 2010 5:58:21 PM

I tried it, works the same, if not crappier.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
October 24, 2010 7:26:50 PM

hmm,can you test some new FPS games such as Crysis,MW2,BC2 etc?
If it still performed the same,then your card could be defective.
What are your other system specs?(including your PSU)
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October 24, 2010 7:35:07 PM

Specs:
Processor: i7 930 2.80
RAM: 6gb
OS: Windows 7 64bit
PSU: 950w
MB: ASUS P6X58D-E

I ran a Resident Evil 5 benchmark and everything ran at 65fps, sometimes a little lower, sometimes a little higher but not by much. (The one where the camera rotates around the zombies.)
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October 24, 2010 7:38:40 PM

I had the frame limiter turned off
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October 24, 2010 9:12:20 PM

already did that
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a c 169 U Graphics card
October 24, 2010 10:06:00 PM

Gus122000 said:
Specs:
Processor: i7 930 2.80
RAM: 6gb
OS: Windows 7 64bit
PSU: 950w
MB: ASUS P6X58D-E

I ran a Resident Evil 5 benchmark and everything ran at 65fps, sometimes a little lower, sometimes a little higher but not by much. (The one where the camera rotates around the zombies.)

What resolution did you test at?
Also Crossfire was enabled,right ?
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a c 169 U Graphics card
November 1, 2010 8:59:39 AM

Download and install GPU-Z.
Open it and go to "Sensors" tab and check your idle clocks,they should be 157/300.
Then play a game for 10-20 minutes,the minimize it(don't close) and check your clocks again,they should be 725/1000, if they were lower,then your card has downclocking issues.
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November 1, 2010 9:50:14 AM

Maziar said:
Download and install GPU-Z.
Open it and go to "Sensors" tab and check your idle clocks,they should be 157/300.
Then play a game for 10-20 minutes,the minimize it(don't close) and check your clocks again,they should be 725/1000, if they were lower,then your card has downclocking issues.

What about the cpu? Why is the score so low? Could a broken gpu affect it's score or is there possibly something wrong with it?
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a c 169 U Graphics card
November 1, 2010 5:28:16 PM

Its possible but its hard to judge with 3DMark so its not 100% accurate.
Anyway,did you try the method i posted above?
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