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What's Wrong with my card? very low fps?

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October 22, 2012 7:14:59 AM

Hi everyone,

I just bought the HD 7950 card today:

http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=67546


On ultra 1080 for Battlefield3 my FPS is max 45 when I'm looking at the floor, and like 25 when I am actually running around... it's running in stock speed but is it suppose to be that low? I'm kind of disappointed...

also I just ran Unigine Heaven 3.0 and here were the results:


FPS: 10.1
scores: 254
min FPS: 6
Max FPS 19.8

render: direct3d11
mode 1920 x 1080 8xAA fullscreen
shaders: high
textures:high
filter: trilinear
anisotropy: 16x
occlusion enabled
refraction enabled
volumetric enabled
tesselation extreme


is it supposed to be that low?


Is there something wrong with my card?

thanks

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a c 109 U Graphics card
October 22, 2012 7:24:27 AM

What are your system specs?
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October 22, 2012 7:25:49 AM

what power supply do you have?
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October 22, 2012 7:26:48 AM

I cant remember the exact... name but its... Corsair Professional 650W modular, 16gb ram, asus P8z77 VLX, i7 3770k
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a c 109 U Graphics card
October 22, 2012 7:27:31 AM

This sounds like a driver problem...

Try updating.
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October 22, 2012 7:29:13 AM

amuffin said:
This sounds like a driver problem...

Try updating.


the first thing i did before i installed the games was updated the driver to catalyst 12.8 or so i think (from AMD website for their latest driver 7000 series)
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a c 109 U Graphics card
October 22, 2012 7:31:10 AM

Which PCIE slot is the card plugged into?

You should try the new 12.11 drivers.
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October 22, 2012 7:32:13 AM

amuffin said:
Which PCIE slot is the card plugged into?

You should try the new 12.11 drivers.


my mobo has one 16x pcie3 and thats the one its plugged in.


Do you have the link for 12.11 driver? I can only find 12.8 on AMD website
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a b U Graphics card
October 22, 2012 8:51:37 AM

something's def wrong
Your CPU is strong enough so there's no chance of a bottleneck
No PSU bottleneck either
RAM is good enough
Mobo is good too

I guess it is a faulty card maybe.
Before you rma it you should probably run sweeper and remove old drivers and do a fresh install of the new drivers.

Is BF3 the only game showing this performance? Try testing it on some other games too
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a b U Graphics card
October 22, 2012 11:26:08 AM

check is GPU z what it is showing like pcie 3.0 X16 or what
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October 22, 2012 3:02:03 PM

Check in the catalyst controll center under information -> Hardware and see what it says there.
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October 22, 2012 4:04:06 PM

Maarsch said:
Check in the catalyst controll center under information -> Hardware and see what it says there.


it says:

chipset: 7900 series

graphics bus capability: PCI express
maximum bus setting: PCI express x16

BIOS version: 015.024.000.02
Bios Date: 2012/09/05

memory type GDDR5, size = 3072MB, Clock = 900 MHz

Total mem. Bandwidth = 240 Gbytes/s


It looks right to me I will uninstall and instal drivers again and see what happens...
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October 22, 2012 4:32:26 PM

ah... I'm trying to figure out how to disable hd 4000 in BIOS (not device manager)...for AI suite 2 ASUS P8z77 VLX Mobo... I think this seems to be the problem,... I set in BIOS primary as PCIE, and speed to 3rd Gen PCI...

device manager still shows intel hd 4000 as enabled..
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October 22, 2012 6:12:42 PM

meneedhelp said:
ah... I'm trying to figure out how to disable hd 4000 in BIOS (not device manager)...for AI suite 2 ASUS P8z77 VLX Mobo... I think this seems to be the problem,... I set in BIOS primary as PCIE, and speed to 3rd Gen PCI...

device manager still shows intel hd 4000 as enabled..



This might be a stupid question..but where is your monitor plugged in? the motherboard or the card itself? The monitor being plugged into the motherboard is the only way i can think of the hd4000 being used by default. PLug your monitor into the graphics card.
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October 22, 2012 11:53:07 PM

nate_09 said:
This might be a stupid question..but where is your monitor plugged in? the motherboard or the card itself? The monitor being plugged into the motherboard is the only way i can think of the hd4000 being used by default. PLug your monitor into the graphics card.



I PLugged it into the card...

I managed to set it in bios the 7950 as default and HD 4000 doesnt show up in device manager anymore.


25 - 50 is my fps on battlefield 3 is this normal now for 1080p ultra?

(usually its 35-38).... still feels low.... for a stock hd 7950 O_o

my ping is 19 (average is 50 Mb/s) if that makes a difference O_o
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October 23, 2012 11:33:53 AM

Best answer selected by meneedhelp.
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October 23, 2012 2:39:21 PM

meneedhelp said:
it says:

chipset: 7900 series

graphics bus capability: PCI express
maximum bus setting: PCI express x16

BIOS version: 015.024.000.02
Bios Date: 2012/09/05

memory type GDDR5, size = 3072MB, Clock = 900 MHz

Total mem. Bandwidth = 240 Gbytes/s


It looks right to me I will uninstall and instal drivers again and see what happens...


That should be:
graphics bus capability: PCI express 3.0
maximum bus setting: PCI express 3.0 x16

There is another boost available if you can figure out why this is not the case.
Is your PCIe slot set to Gen1 in your BIOS?
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October 24, 2012 1:43:02 AM

Maarsch said:
That should be:
graphics bus capability: PCI express 3.0
maximum bus setting: PCI express 3.0 x16

There is another boost available if you can figure out why this is not the case.
Is your PCIe slot set to Gen1 in your BIOS?



ahh that makes sense. it says 3.0 now like you said. but there's no x16 part O_o


and i'm getting 60-70s average fps on stock speed. sounds right =)

thanks
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October 24, 2012 8:39:54 AM

If it runs fine, it runs fine.

But under max bus settings that 16 should be there.
At 3.0 (x1) your bus speed is 1 GB/s, at 3.0 x 16 it can handle 16 GB/s.
Now this isn't a straight 16* performance increase as most games won't throw that at you (and if they do your GPU can't handle all that data at the same time anyway), but they can handle more than 1 GB/s now.

I don't play BF3 so I can't compare it to my system to see what your performance should be.
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