Hello, i recently bought a brand new gaming rig and i am experiencing troubles with Crossfire. When i play BF3 with only 1 Video card enabled everything runs fine at about 45 FPS average on Ultra settings and 1920x1200 60hz, never dropping below 30. However when i enable crossfire the game runs at about 70-80 fps on average for 10-30 seconds, then suddenly frames drop massively to about 15 fps , which makes it unplayable. I use FRAPS to measure FPS. i am using catalyst 12.6 beta drivers, before i tried 12.4 and 12.3 using driversweeper as well but same issue remaims. I would love to hear how i can solve this problem<
Specs: Alienware aurora R4, windows 7 pro 64, Core i7-3820, X79 chipset, 2x AMD radeon 7870 crossfire, 16 GB ram, 2 TB HDD, 24 inch dell ultrasharp screen
Do both GPUs work individually? Are you seeing decent GPU usage on both cards when gaming?
I'm surprised you saw no difference after installing the latest Application Profiles...
I have the same problem. I am using a xfire 7770 but I am using a 970 chipset asrock extreme. As you have asked my board only allows for one card to work at 100% the other works at around 30%. EVERY TIME I turn on xfire with any game it drops to 19-20 FPS. With one card I get 60+. The main game i am playing is BF3 but I have also started playing Planteside 2 and the issues is showing there too. does anyone... I mean anyone have any suggestions?
amd FX4110 136watt 1.256v quad core
Asrock 970 extreme3
American trends bios 1.40
8gigs ddr3 dual channel gskill xmp1600
2 amd MSI 7770 xfired Drivers 12.10 with 12.11 applications
PLEASE help....this is such a disappointment...and please don't answer with ..."you should have bought a better card" or "return the 2 cards and get a good more expensive card". Thats not helpful and quite frankly its pretty rude.
If anyone knows of a setting or another driver set to use so I can access the full potential of the system..please please please let me know.
Have you tested both of the cards by themselves to see if either of them have a defect or something?
Ok so assuming I have run with one card each card and there doesn't seem to be a problem. Could it be a compatibility issue with the chipset running xfire? I did find an article about the compatibility of xfire with certain MOBO's chipsets. one confirmed compatible chipset I found listed was the 990fx and the 990. So having a board with a 970 chipset, and the the system running xfire pcie x16,x4 could this be the reason behind it? Anyone else with a 970 chipset having the same problem? Anyone with a 990 chipset having the stutter lag issue? I don't want to buy a new piece of hardware unless I can prove that as the issue.