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Max Payne 3 and BF3 on 7970

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October 15, 2012 9:26:36 PM

Hi guys, long time reader on the forums, new asker.

Okay, so recently I built a new system; specs below:

i7 3770K 3.5GHz
ASRock Extreme 4 Z77
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
MSI Lightning HD 7970 (Core clock: 1070MHz. Memory clock: 1400MHz)
16GB 1600MHz dual-channel
750W PSU

On the lowest settings on BF3 (I always play on lowest settings for multiplayer games), I get around 70fps. I've seen people with un-overclocked 7970s getting that on ultra. Also, TotalBiscuit the YouTuber said in his WTF is Max Payne 3 video he gets around 250fps on a single 680 with all the settings maxed out apart from some MSAA turned down. Max Payne 3 for me not even maxed out gets me around 25fps. Most things on ultra but with FXAA and ambient occlusion off. Is a 680 really that much better than a 7970? Why am I getting this performance when other people with the same or similar specs are getting much better framerates; what am I doing wrong?

Some things I've tried:
I enabled and disables hyperthreading, no difference.
Overclocked my CPU, no difference.
Overclocked my CPU, no difference.
I have now reset my CPU and GPU to normal, and enabled hyperthreading again.

Please help.
Thanks in advance,

Flutter

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October 15, 2012 9:48:54 PM

TotalBiscuit is as real as Lochness, dont believe everything.
October 15, 2012 9:54:31 PM

redeemer said:
TotalBiscuit is as real as Lochness, dont believe everything.

What sort of framerate do you think he'd get on a 680?
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October 15, 2012 10:16:45 PM

This is why you look to benchmarks and not BS youtube videos for information about framerates. Here's some ideas for what he'd be getting on his 680 (hint: the same as a 7970 and less than your OC'd 7970)

http://hardocp.com/article/2012/06/12/max_payne_3_perfo...
http://hardocp.com/article/2012/10/08/his_radeon_hd_797...

A stock 680 is slower than a stock Lightning 7970 overall, with some games liking Nvidia and some liking AMD.

What FPS do you get on ULTRA in BF3, and is your driver installation clean?
October 16, 2012 2:38:31 PM

BigMack70 said:
This is why you look to benchmarks and not BS youtube videos for information about framerates. Here's some ideas for what he'd be getting on his 680 (hint: the same as a 7970 and less than your OC'd 7970)

http://hardocp.com/article/2012/06/12/max_payne_3_perfo...
http://hardocp.com/article/2012/10/08/his_radeon_hd_797...

A stock 680 is slower than a stock Lightning 7970 overall, with some games liking Nvidia and some liking AMD.

What FPS do you get on ULTRA in BF3, and is your driver installation clean?


Oh I didn't go to his video to find out about his framerate, he mentioned it in the video which alerted me to the problem. BF3 on ultra I get around 30-40 which isn't satisfactory for me. My driver installation should be clean, how can I remove everything and install them all again?
October 17, 2012 12:35:14 AM

I got 40 FPS with everything on ultra and no anti aliasing. Try turning shadows to medium, turning off ambient occlusion, and turning anti aliasing to 2X(not 4 or 8). Those things make virtually no visual difference yet consume soooo much graphics processing power.

EDIT: I have 6870 overclocked, 1100T CPU.
October 17, 2012 1:06:22 AM

Flutterblade said:
Hi guys, long time reader on the forums, new asker.

Okay, so recently I built a new system; specs below:

i7 3770K 3.5GHz
ASRock Extreme 4 Z77
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
MSI Lightning HD 7970 (Core clock: 1070MHz. Memory clock: 1400MHz)
16GB 1600MHz dual-channel
750W PSU

On the lowest settings on BF3 (I always play on lowest settings for multiplayer games), I get around 70fps. I've seen people with un-overclocked 7970s getting that on ultra. Also, TotalBiscuit the YouTuber said in his WTF is Max Payne 3 video he gets around 250fps on a single 680 with all the settings maxed out apart from some MSAA turned down. Max Payne 3 for me not even maxed out gets me around 25fps. Most things on ultra but with FXAA and ambient occlusion off. Is a 680 really that much better than a 7970? Why am I getting this performance when other people with the same or similar specs are getting much better framerates; what am I doing wrong?

Some things I've tried:
I enabled and disables hyperthreading, no difference.
Overclocked my CPU, no difference.
Overclocked my CPU, no difference.
I have now reset my CPU and GPU to normal, and enabled hyperthreading again.

Please help.
Thanks in advance,

Flutter


i know both games favors nvidia cards more but having 250 fps in max payne 3 with max setting sounds fake though. it is more reliable to see official test that was done by tech sites.

try to match all the setting and resolution (including cpu oc if possible) and compare the frame rates.
October 17, 2012 2:07:00 AM

MP3 is pretty even on the amd vs nvidia side of things
October 20, 2012 11:43:31 AM

cgner said:
I got 40 FPS with everything on ultra and no anti aliasing. Try turning shadows to medium, turning off ambient occlusion, and turning anti aliasing to 2X(not 4 or 8). Those things make virtually no visual difference yet consume soooo much graphics processing power.

EDIT: I have 6870 overclocked, 1100T CPU.


Have done this, now I get like 110fps. Thanks for the tip.

Thanks to everyone else too for the help :) 
October 20, 2012 3:55:40 PM

Glad I could help :) 
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