I originally had a XFX HD 5850 installed in my machine until my PSU fried it. I upgraded to a XFX HD 6950 and all was well. I was looking at different games on canyourunit.com seeing how well my rig would perform and it showed I am still using a HD 5800 series card. I looked at the advanced settings in the screen resolution page in windows and it says my adapter typed is HD 5800 series, but the adapter string is HD 6900 series. If I click on the properties button for the adapter type it says AMD Radeon HD 6900 series. Device Manager says I'm using a HD 6900 series adapter as well.
I ran Passmark Performance test and it says my GPU is a HD 5800 series. I was wondering if since 3rd party programs and such are showing it as a HD 5800 series am I actually getting all of my card. I used Driver Sweeper to clear out the old drivers and checked what my adapter type was before install the drivers and it said unknown. Once I reinstalled the drivers again it went back to HD 5800 series. I am about to try taking the 6950 out and using the onboard video I have to use driver sweeper and see if that works. If it is supposed to show my 6950 as a 5800 series card that would be ok, but I am not sure if that would be correct.
Thanks for any input you guys can offer. I appreciate all the help these forums offer.
I tried driver sweeper with the onboard video but with no luck. The only thing that shows HD 5800 series is when I click on advanced settings while on the screen resolution page. Apparently that is what canyourunit.com and the Passmark performance test use to determine what card you are using. It won't bother me as much if I can figure out if I am actually using all my card. I do not want to have the games I am playing use the same info as canyourunit and passmark to determine the optimal graphics settings for games. I know I can tweak it, but it would be nice to be have it register the proper card series.
Download and fire up GPU-Z (free download) What i suspect is happening is the applications are wrongly identifying your card.
Don t look in windows look in the drivers open the ccc and go to the information tab at the bottom click hardware and it should say 6900 series ( I think you covered that already though)
It dosent work such that if an application thought you had a 5800 series card it wouldn't use all your performance.Its basically just a typo and counts for nothing.
Phew that's good. I had forgotten about GPU-Z. I already had it and it, as well as CCC, show the 6900 series. The typo won't really bother me. I just didn't want to be losing performance for some reason. Thanks for info my friend.