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Radeon 6970 Under-performing

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June 10, 2012 11:17:58 PM

I recently pieced together a computer with an Asus Radeon 6970. The reviews were all positive and the comparison charts also made a good claim for the GPU. I have been running it for a while now and I can say that I am unimpressed with how it is working. I play with a friend who runs a Nvidia 560 TI and it outruns my card on almost every game. From everything I have read, that is a lesser card than what I run in terms of comparisons, reviews, and price. I have no clue as to what could be contributing to this. Temperature is always well maintained, drivers are all up to date, and, unless I made a mistake, all parts within the computer should have full compatibility. Does anyone have any experience with the 6970 or any ideas as to what could be wrong? Here are the full specs:

Windows 7 (64-bit)
AMD Phenom II X4 955
16381 MB RAM
AMD Radeon HD 6970
932GB HDD
CD-RW/DVDRW

System Information
Operating System: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Motherboard Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Motherboard Model: GA-970A-D3
Motherboard Version: x.x
BIOS Manufacturer: Award Software International, Inc.
BIOS Version: F3
BIOS Release Date: 06/05/2011

CPU Information
Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD
Type: AMD Phenom II X4 955
Number of CPU's: 1
Cores per CPU: 4
Hyperthreading: Not capable
Measured Speed: 3215.1 MHz
L1 Instruction Cache: 4 x 64 KB
L1 Data Cache: 4 x 64 KB
L2 Cache Size: 4 x 512 KB
L3 Cache: 6 MB

Memory Information
Total Physical Memory: 16381 MB RAM
Available Physical Memory: 13464 MB RAM
Slot 1: Patriot, 4096MB, 1066MHz
Slot 2: Patriot, 4096MB, 1066MHz
Slot 3: Patriot, 4096MB, 1066MHz
Slot 4: Patriot, 4096MB, 1066MHz
Virtual Memory: C:\pagefile.sys (16381 MB)

Disk Information
Drive Letter (Number): C (Physical drive 0)
Model Number: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0
Disk Size (Free space): 931.5 GBytes (356.6 GBytes)
Disk Cluster Size: 4 KBytes
File System: NTFS

Video Adapters
Description: AMD Radeon HD 6970
Chip Type: ATI display adapter (0x6718)
DAC Type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Memory: 2048MB
Video BIOS: 113-AC98500-111
Driver Provider: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Driver Version: 8.961.0.0
Driver Date: 4-5-2012
Monitor 1: 1920x1080x32 60Hz (Primary monitor)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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June 10, 2012 11:20:03 PM

Power supply?
Have you tried overclocking?
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June 10, 2012 11:24:36 PM

My power supply is a CoolerMaster GX 750W. That should work, yes? I really haven't looked that much into overclocking but I do know that it can be done from the software AMD provides. Currently I am set to 920 MHz.
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