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Frame rate drop with i5 3470 and Sapphire 7970 OC Edition

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January 15, 2013 9:17:14 AM

Hello all,

I was on BF3 and Black Ops 2 when i noticed a frame rate drop. For BO2, i used to run 125fps consistantly in all games, now it drops down to 90 and back up when rendering further distances.

The clock is at stock (960/1430 mhz). And for the CPU it is @ stock too.

CPU temperature hitting around 60 when gaming and for the GPU, around 55.

Anyone can explain the problem to me?

Thanks a lot. ;) 
January 15, 2013 10:19:54 AM

Did you install new drivers? if not can you update them and let me know the results?
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January 15, 2013 10:23:19 AM

bluhefner said:
Did you install new drivers? if not can you update them and let me know the results?


I am using the latest 12.11 CCC Driver. Could it be by any chance that the GPU is damaged? That is the most priciest part :|

EDIT: Guys please help, it has dropped to 80 ~ 90 when rendering further distances, it used to be 125 capped.
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January 15, 2013 12:32:58 PM

Do you have a 120Hz Monitor?
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January 15, 2013 1:57:39 PM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
Do you have a 120Hz Monitor?


60hz
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January 15, 2013 2:17:24 PM

Since you have a 60hz monitor I wouldn't worry about the drops as long as they don't go below 60fps. There is nothing wrong with your card. Its just the way the game is coded.
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January 15, 2013 2:20:55 PM

You really should be using Vsync to cap your FPS to 60, It will put far less stress on your card(giving it a slightly longer life) and give you more consistent frame rates, as well as keep temperatures down. There is no advantage of having your GPU output more frames than your monitor can display.
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January 15, 2013 2:34:22 PM

It's the beta driver. That thing has given my 7870 nothing but problems. Use 12.8 or 12.10 and then report back.
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January 15, 2013 2:59:57 PM

Derza10 said:
There is no advantage of having your GPU output more frames than your monitor can display.


Here is a man who has never played a fast-paced FPS :na: 
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January 15, 2013 3:02:22 PM

gamingboy said:
Here is a man who has never played a fast-paced FPS :na: 


Ok please explain to me how having 90+ fps outputing to your monitor that can only display 60 FPS can help at all? The only thing it will do is hurt, due to tearing....
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January 15, 2013 3:06:24 PM

Derza10 said:
Ok please explain to me how having 90+ fps outputing to your monitor that can only display 60 FPS can help at all? The only thing it will do is hurt, due to tearing....


http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/382560-15-60fps-60h...

Basically, input lag and latency will be reduced. There are other things in online gaming that can have an effect too.
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January 15, 2013 3:13:24 PM

gamingboy said:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/382560-15-60fps-60h...

Basically, input lag and latency will be reduced. There are other things in online gaming that can have an effect too.


You are basing your argument on a comment from some random person, with no facts backing it? Could you give some real proof?
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January 15, 2013 3:27:44 PM

Derza10 said:
You are basing your argument on a comment from some random person, with no facts backing it? Could you give some real proof?


I can notice the difference myself, between 60 FPS (v-sync) and somewhere in the 200-300 FPS range in CSS. It does give a slight advantage, but yeah, it's not a huge difference.
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January 16, 2013 7:41:29 AM

zmiac-97 said:
60hz


You have a 60Hz Monitor, So you can't see more than 60fps.
So anything above 60fps is waste to you.

So, I would suggest you to Close the Thread now. ;) 
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January 16, 2013 1:21:15 PM

I did a check last night with BF3 (metro only - may try others later). Adaptive vsync on (ultra - 60fps-ish), vsync off (ultra - 80fps-ish), vsync off (low - 130fps-ish) and I could't tell a difference in smoothness/responsiveness and I didn't see any tearing.

Then again, I have shoddy eyesight. That's good tho right? Don't have to have as nice a setup to be satisfied.
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January 16, 2013 1:32:44 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
I did a check last night with BF3 (metro only - may try others later). Adaptive vsync on (ultra - 60fps-ish), vsync off (ultra - 80fps-ish), vsync off (low - 130fps-ish) and I could't tell a difference in smoothness/responsiveness and I didn't see any tearing.

Then again, I have shoddy eyesight. That's good tho right? Don't have to have as nice a setup to be satisfied.

You don't see input lag with vsync on?OMG
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January 16, 2013 1:58:24 PM

Nada - spun in circles, ran around, etc. Same same. And it's adaptive vsync so not quite the same.

Might be different outside on a big map - will check it out.
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