I've had my FTW 670 for about a week now, and when I play BF3 on Utlra settings, I get some stuttering that is hard to ignore. My 5850 played much smoother at medium than this card plays on Ultra, which from all that I've read and researched prior to purchase, shouldn't be the case. My temps are in the 68 to mid-70's range when I play. I have Vsync enabled, and my frames are fine in the 60's last I checked. On occasion I get a massive drop, and experience a few seconds of unplayable chop that immediately passes. I have not overclocked at all. Prior to install I used driver sweeper (safe mode and all) and removed all the ATI drivers for the 5850 I had. I then installed the card, loaded the latest driver, and off I went. The fans are quiet, but the card does seem to heat up the room more so than my 5850 did.
Thoughts on why I'm getting some stuttering during game play?
Intel i5 750
ASUS P7P55D Evo
EVGA GTX 670 FTW
8 GB Gskill Ripjaws 1600
CM Storm Scout
Someone mentioned that I should try to update the Bios on my mobo. Some others say it's a known problem (stuttering) that is supposed to be patched out. To me, to spend $380 on a card and have these issues is unacceptable.
No cow needed. Just tired of all the BS about how bad AMD drivers are and how good nvidias are, they both have the same issues with new hardware just tends to get ignored cause its the cool thing to do is all. Carry on.
I uninstalled the normal driver and anything nvidia related. Restarted, cancelled any windows auto installs. downloaded and installed nvidias current beta driver. Restarted and disabled v-sync in nvidia control panel then made sure v-sync was off in BF3, now it runs smooth as butter with no stuttering.