Is my 5970 working properly?

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Are you using the latest drivers ? (Catalyst 10.10)
  4. Maziar said:
    Are you using the latest drivers ? (Catalyst 10.10)

    I have 10.9, I haven't seen a 10.10.
  5. Its already out,download and install it and see if it helps.
  6. I tried it, works the same, if not crappier.
  7. 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)
  8. 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.)
  9. I had the frame limiter turned off
  10. already did that
  11. 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 ?
  12. I got these scores.
    There seems to be something wrong, both scores are pretty low... I built the pc my self...
    http://media.photobucket.com/image/recent/njn00000/3dmarkresults.png
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. 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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