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Should I return my GTX 670 for a 7970?

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February 24, 2013 2:02:56 AM

Hello all. I recently built my personal rig: i7 3770k, EVGA GTX 670, 16GB G.Skill Sniper RAM, 750GB HDD, Corsair CX750M, ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155, All packed inside a Corsair C70 White. I love it compared to my old one. is mah bb. But it's not really performing like I expected. I currently play Planetside 2/Borderlands 2/CSS for the most part... I see constant drops in PS2 down to low 30's, which is sooo lagggyyyyyy >_< even on all settings turned to medium and motion blur off, It stays the same. I was really hoping to never go below 40. PhysX isn't a huge deal for me. It's nice but whatevah. Should I return my 670 and get the similarly priced 7970 before it's too late? Thanks.

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February 24, 2013 2:04:56 AM

OR even a 7950? I've seen them overclocked to 680 level.. would that be reasonable to get a really HQ 7950? thanks.
EDIT: Especially since the 7950 comes with Crysis 3 and Bioshock, and i already redeemed the borderlands 2 code that came with my 670..
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February 24, 2013 2:08:18 AM

lol this is still going on? Did you get a fix with the HDMI cable or DVI?
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February 24, 2013 2:12:12 AM

Yes and it worked :)  Fixed the weird stuff on the screen but performance is still the same/got worse.
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February 24, 2013 2:13:02 AM

Aw. I would personally stick with the 670, but you should call NVIDIA or whatever and complain to them/get this resolved.
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February 24, 2013 2:15:27 AM

You know how they'll be though. I can sense the whole "every card is different" argument. I'm still pretty pissed that a 400$ graphics card can't max planetside 2 with 45fps -.-
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February 24, 2013 2:18:45 AM

I don't have experience on Borderlands 2, but on Planetside 2 it is not optimized I believe everyone is experiencing big drops in crowded area's. You can check out the official website for all sorts of fun fixes, in the end though, the best advice is to wait. Your range should be like mine 40-100 fps range with the 670.

As for exchanging that's up to you, 7970 is a better card in the same range or if you want the free games. I believe you should still expect frame drops in PS2 even with a better card until they transfer more of the games assets to the gpu from the cpu.

Overclocking your cpu may gain you a few frames since it's not optimized it's still using the cpu a bit.

Edit:
Wanted to add try setting the game to ultra in the ini file, that gains fps for some people.
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February 24, 2013 2:23:29 AM

I put my cpu at 4.2 and my GPU at 1100, and, eh.... no increase.
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February 24, 2013 2:24:38 AM

Are you saying you're sitting at 40fps the whole time or it just drops in crowded area's?
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February 24, 2013 2:25:56 AM

Hold on, let me get a benchmark of BL2 for you up. I have a 560 Ti 2GDDR5/OC + i5 3570K @ stock so let's compare. What settings do you have on? If you can just take a screenshot and benchmark it, that would be awesome.
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February 24, 2013 2:27:58 AM

When I'm in the warpgate I sit at around a steady 100fps on all high shadows medium. Roaming about it's 60fps or so. Crowded battle can go to around 40fps give or take.
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February 24, 2013 2:30:12 AM

When I'm at warpgate I get 60 constant and in huge battles I get ~ 35. i7 3770k, gtx 670, 16gb ram


Shory everything max, everything on, AA at x16, FXAA on, PhysX on high.
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February 24, 2013 2:32:28 AM

I'm actually uploading some really badass ps2 gameplay I just had to share atm. I'll link it when its done, no viewwhoring intended.
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February 24, 2013 2:33:14 AM

Oh that's good. I get like 40 frames with high AA x4, FXAA on and no PhysX. But like that other guy said, PlanetSide may not be optimized. I myself had troubles with it too.
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February 24, 2013 2:36:00 AM

Do you have the VSync on? I have a 120hz monitor with vsync on, plays pretty smooth. If you do have it on with 60hz try the adaptive sync in the nvidia control panel may make it less jerky.

Also try lowering the AA see if that helps.
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February 24, 2013 2:37:29 AM

Guys - please specify which game you're both talking about. Planetside 2 is getting PhysX soon, and if I can't max it with physX on I'm giving up.

Also planetside 2 settings are all on medium with all the little details off and still 60fps warpgate, 35-40 huge battles.
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February 24, 2013 2:38:05 AM

Also I play on VS Mattherson At the moment if anyone wants to join me: xLuNaRFuSioNX
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February 24, 2013 2:43:57 AM

U should look at overclocking CPU, buy big cooler for it, should be able to run multiplier roun x45 for 4.5GHz @ roun 76-80 degrees, then keep C1E enabled in UEFI so when not stressing machine multiplier will drop to roun 22-25 idling 2.2GHZ to 2.5Ghz, when you apply load like a game or intensive program multiplier will jump back to x45 giving you performance, & then power saving when not needed plus not stressing cpu all the time.





Zed_Spooge said:
Hello all. I recently built my personal rig: i7 3770k, EVGA GTX 670, 16GB G.Skill Sniper RAM, 750GB HDD, Corsair CX750M, ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155, All packed inside a Corsair C70 White. I love it compared to my old one. is mah bb. But it's not really performing like I expected. I currently play Planetside 2/Borderlands 2/CSS for the most part... I see constant drops in PS2 down to low 30's, which is sooo lagggyyyyyy >_< even on all settings turned to medium and motion blur off, It stays the same. I was really hoping to never go below 40. PhysX isn't a huge deal for me. It's nice but whatevah. Should I return my 670 and get the similarly priced 7970 before it's too late? Thanks.

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February 24, 2013 2:52:28 AM

80C is retarded hot. I refuse to have mine push 60 in realistic situations. and like I said, I overclocked to 4.2 and 1100, and no performance increase, and only ~ 2 fps increase when turning all settings to low and all things off, render quality to 50, and render down to 1k.
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February 24, 2013 2:54:47 AM

I'm talking about planetside 2 except for the try lower aa comment x16 may be lowering your frames in borderlands 2.

Do you have the vertical sync on on Planetside 2? I think I may have read Mattherson was lagging a little after the last patch. What are your frames on high?

I'm TR on Helios
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February 24, 2013 2:55:53 AM

105C is top out, plenty of safety.
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February 24, 2013 2:55:58 AM

What's your gpu usage look like?
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February 24, 2013 2:58:55 AM

Anyway, I put my settings at fxaa off, aa at 4x, and render from ultra high down to high, and still get like 30fps in physx intensive situations.
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February 24, 2013 2:59:36 AM

Chaos TBH I've never really checked and I don't know how to check. got a link for me?
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February 24, 2013 3:09:58 AM

Also are your drivers up to date with a clean install?
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February 24, 2013 3:48:16 AM

My drivers are up to date. Ill have to play some ps2 later to look at gpu usage. thanks.
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February 24, 2013 4:28:51 AM

Going to bed. I'll do some benchmarks and stuff and post more accurate results tmrw.
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February 24, 2013 1:25:45 PM

Ok, let me benchmark Platnetside 2 and Borderlands 2.
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February 24, 2013 1:58:55 PM

Borderlands 2:

Brightness - 15
HUD H. Bounds - 100
HUD V. Bounds - 95
HUD Scale - 100
UI Sway - On
Field of View - 110

Resolution - 1920x1080
Window Mode - Fullscreen
Vsync - Off
Framerate - Smoothed 22-62 FPS

Anisotropic Filtering - x16
Bullet Decals - High
Foliage Distance - Far
Texture Quality - High
Game Detail - High
Ambient Occlusion - On
Depth of Field - On
FXAA - On
View Distance - Ultra High
Physx Effects - High
Texture Fade - On

2013-02-24 10:44:30 - Borderlands2
Frames: 10944 - Time: 238166ms - Avg: 45.951 - Min: 0 - Max: 63

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