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GTX 550Ti Running Better Than R7850

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August 23, 2012 8:54:19 PM

I just bought a new graphics card upgrading from the 550ti to a Radeon 7850 which I thought was going to be really beastly, until I started to notice I was getting better GPU usage and performance in some cases with the 550Ti. I cannot get passed around 50% gpu usage. It seems to stop the usage after getting 62FPS in games. The thing is, whenever I turn quickly, you can see the screen tearing until the GPU Usage goes up. I turned off VSync in CCC and in the game, but its not seeming to work. Any advice?

Specs:
- AMD Phenom II x6 1055T
- MSI Radeon 7850 Twin Frozr 2GB
- 500W Cooler Master Power Supply
- 1.5TB Harddrive
- 6GB Ram


EDIT: Also I am running a 1366*768 monitor. I get around 62 FPS on every game like I said, but its tearing every time I look someone fast. It will drop in frames until it uses more usage from the GPU
August 23, 2012 9:00:53 PM

i have to say that is not quite reasonable.. Are you sure that's true? Cause a 7850 is a great card, and when you oc it can jump to performance levels around the 7950.
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August 23, 2012 9:04:32 PM

iFaymous said:



EDIT: Also I am running a 1366*768 monitor. I get around 62 FPS on every game like I said, but its tearing every time I look someone fast. It will drop in frames until it uses more usage from the GPU


Update your drivers
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August 23, 2012 9:08:17 PM

cloudzeng said:
Update your drivers


I updated them all when I got it which was around a week ago. Also I was overclocking it and ran higher fan speeds, which did not increase the performance but decreased it lol. All I changed was the core clock to the highest which is what most people say they do.

But even on BF3 I can only seem to get it to 62 frames until it stops again. So this is going for all games.
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August 23, 2012 9:10:07 PM

iFaymous said:
I updated them all when I got it which was around a week ago. Also I was overclocking it and ran higher fan speeds, which did not increase the performance but decreased it lol. All I changed was the core clock to the highest which is what most people say they do.

But even on BF3 I can only seem to get it to 62 frames until it stops again. So this is going for all games.


lmfaooooo thats why you have to increase your voltage on the card... search up some tutorials to get a stable overclock for the 7850
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August 23, 2012 9:11:49 PM

cloudzeng said:
lmfaooooo thats why you have to increase your voltage on the card... search up some tutorials to get a stable overclock for the 7850



That still doesnt help the problem for the card not maxing out. I mean, on the benchmarks, people are getting the same performance as me at 2560*1600 resolution at the same settings.
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August 23, 2012 9:14:30 PM

then idk LOL
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August 23, 2012 9:28:04 PM

The cpu is holding the card back. At such a low resolution, most of the load is shifted to the cpu, which is why your not getting high gpu usage.

Overclock the cpu and/or run at least 1680x1050 and you'll see the framerates go up.
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August 23, 2012 11:47:30 PM

Run 3DMark11 Performance mode. I'm pretty somewhat sure that score is going to be lower than how it is suppose to be. Because you'll be running the 1280x720 resolution.
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August 24, 2012 1:25:03 AM

refillable said:
Run 3DMark11 Performance mode. I'm pretty somewhat sure that score is going to be lower than how it is suppose to be. Because you'll be running the 1280x720 resolution.



I ran performance mode on the program an I got these scores.

GRAPHICS SCORE
5884
PHYSICS SCORE
4858
COMBINED SCORE
4578

Also saying this after the test.

YOUR RESULT HAS THE FOLLOWING PROBLEM(S):
Benchmark tessellation load modified by AMD Catalyst driver, result invalid. Check your video driver settings.
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August 24, 2012 1:38:07 AM

I'm intrigued that overclocking the GPU actually lowered your performance. This indicates that you might have a heat or power problem.
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August 24, 2012 1:43:57 AM

aicom said:
I'm intrigued that overclocking the GPU actually lowered your performance. This indicates that you might have a heat or power problem.


Im not overclocking anymore for now... Im not sure what the problem is but that could be it, but im just not sure.
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August 24, 2012 1:46:16 AM

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August 24, 2012 2:36:53 AM

iFaymous said:
Im not overclocking anymore for now... Im not sure what the problem is but that could be it, but im just not sure.


Yes, but that doesn't rule out a heat issue. If the card is throttling due to bad cooling, it would explain that odd behavior.
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August 24, 2012 7:19:34 PM

aicom said:
Yes, but that doesn't rule out a heat issue. If the card is throttling due to bad cooling, it would explain that odd behavior.


Doesn't go passed 60C at all. Averages around 56C.
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August 24, 2012 7:48:20 PM

I think I found the problem. I was testing on skyrim and tried seeing when it had this problem. It was only in the open spaces of the world. So I stood still at the top of whiterun and got 40FPS. I lowered my CPU to around 2.2GHz and got 30FPS. Then did it again to 1.5GHz and got 20FPS. So now I need a new processor.
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August 24, 2012 8:52:35 PM

iFaymous said:
I think I found the problem. I was testing on skyrim and tried seeing when it had this problem. It was only in the open spaces of the world. So I stood still at the top of whiterun and got 40FPS. I lowered my CPU to around 2.2GHz and got 30FPS. Then did it again to 1.5GHz and got 20FPS. So now I need a new processor.



That's what I was telling you. You can simply get a cooler like a coolermaster hyper 212 or EVO and overclock the cpu to 3.2 or more and you'll be fine.
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August 24, 2012 11:30:28 PM

geekapproved said:
That's what I was telling you. You can simply get a cooler like a coolermaster hyper 212 or EVO and overclock the cpu to 3.2 or more and you'll be fine.


I just looked into the BIOS and I cannot overclock. Any suggestions on what I should do next? CPU? Motherboard?
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August 25, 2012 12:04:28 AM

So it is a bottleneck on low resolution... Is your PC Prebuild or somekind? If it is, I would replace the motherboard and the CPU cooler.
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August 25, 2012 1:00:00 AM

refillable said:
So it is a bottleneck on low resolution... Is your PC Prebuild or somekind? If it is, I would replace the motherboard and the CPU cooler.


Yep prebuilt. I was thinking of replacing the motherboard but its ganna cost some money lol... guess ill have to wait it out with this performance for now until I get some money somehow.

Do you think I should just take the GPU back for 250$ and get like an i5 3570? Right now I have 80$ to spend and probably wont cover the motherboard and cpu fan.
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August 25, 2012 5:41:56 PM

What motherboard do you have now?
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August 25, 2012 9:56:15 PM

geekapproved said:
What motherboard do you have now?


Sorry about the late reply, but its a default gateway one. I cant overclock it from the bios I found that out, but I might go with a new mobo. Not sure what im actually doing yet.
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