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GPU Monitor for x2 GPU cards??

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February 11, 2012 6:43:27 AM

I'm looking for a program that will monitor the activity levels of a dual GPU card. By that I mean that I want to see the levels of each GPU chip on the card separately.

I just got a 4870x2 off of ebay for $130 and this thing is blazing fast. I had a GTX 570 that died and I've been shocked to see how well it performs compared to that card. It seems at least as good, performance wise, and performs better on some games.

With some mild overclocking I can play at max settings on most games at more then playable FPS.

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February 11, 2012 6:58:13 AM

the 4870x2 is in the same ballpark as a 570. is also does not support directx 11 which means no additional load from running tesslation, so since yih are forced to run directx 10 you may see higher fps depending on the game
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February 11, 2012 9:50:29 AM

I downloaded afterburner and I don't think it has x2 monitoring on it :( 

I've also tried rivatuner and a couple of windows gadgets and nothing will show me info on both chips.
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February 11, 2012 10:09:25 AM

How about the ones from AMD? How is the crossfire not monitored in MSI afterburner? Go to the settings and change to your second GPU?
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February 11, 2012 10:48:04 AM

unksol said:
the 4870x2 is in the same ballpark as a 570. is also does not support directx 11 which means no additional load from running tesslation, so since yih are forced to run directx 10 you may see higher fps depending on the game


Yeah they seem pretty close in terms of performance with the 4870x2 having the advantage. The amazing thing is that the 4870 is three years older and was 1/3 of the price! I was wary of buying this but this card eats up whatever you can throw at it.

I was playing COD:MW3 with maxed settings and averaged 45-50FPS and temps around 80C with the fan at 50%. The only drawback is that the fan is loud, but I have a watercooling heatsink on the way, picked that up from ebay as well for $50. I can't wait to overclock this thing even further.
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February 11, 2012 10:54:19 AM

refillable said:
How about the ones from AMD? How is the crossfire not monitored in MSI afterburner? Go to the settings and change to your second GPU?



In case I wasn't clear, it's not two cards, it's a single card with two graphics chips on it. The second chip doesn't show up in CCC :( 

There is no crossfire option in MSI afterburner for this card, probably becase it's just a single card and not normal crossfire.

I'm guessing that there isn't any support for x2 monitoring out there since x2 GPUs are rare. Or maybe it's not possible to monitor them both? I wonder if the benchmarks that these programs give are an averaging of the two chips? Or just the monitoring of one of the chips on the card? Anyone know?

I should probably contact AMD and ask....
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February 11, 2012 11:27:22 AM

Oh, I thought about normal crossfire...

Dual GPU card's temperatures should be almost the same in both, like 5970 and 6990 and when you overclock, both cores should be also overclocked. Means even though it shows one card the other one should not be different. So you I think should not be worried much. If you really are desperate go contact AMD, good luck man :) .
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