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February 19, 2013 1:56:57 AM

I feel like my PC isn't reaching its full potential because when I do the Hitman Absolution benchmark I only get an average of 39 fps when others with the same graphics card are getting 60 fps and up, in game though most of the time I'm getting 60 FPS, even higher when I turn off V-Sync, So why is the benchmark scoring so low? I tried checking if the CPU was bottlenecking but it seemed fine the only thing I found strange is that my GPU isn't reaching 100% load during benchmarks but during most games it is. Is something wrong with my PC or is it running normally?
Radeon HD 7970
AMD FX-8150
Crosshair V Formula
1TB Hard Drive
Antec 900W PSU
8GB RAM Corsair 1600

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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 2:02:24 AM

DO you have the most recent AMD drivers loaded?
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February 19, 2013 2:02:47 AM

if you are getting fine FPS when playing games and if it is getting 100% load in game then it could be something wrong with the benchmark you are using, try downloading a different stress tester and see if it works better.
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February 19, 2013 2:07:31 AM

Yeah I have all the latest drivers and I also tried the 3DMark 11 demo and scored 8345 while other people are getting 9844, I mean in game the graphics seem fine but when it gets graphically intense, it tends to stutter for like a micro-second
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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 2:10:48 AM

Your setup seems fine; even that AMD shouldnt have problems with any game. Do you have the settings on Ultra? Do you have AA turned off, sometimes that can reduce your FPS on games.
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a c 105 U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 2:15:11 AM

how fast is that drive? and these people that are getting more frames.......... sitting in your house and using the same hardware? at what settings?
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February 19, 2013 2:17:02 AM

Ultra on everything
FXAA turned on and MSAA x 4
with Anti-Aliasing set as Multisampling
I should probably mention that its overclocked from 925 MHz to 1025 Mhz
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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 2:18:40 AM

Try turning AA off and see what you get in one of your games.
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February 19, 2013 2:18:58 AM

No my friend has an almost identical hardware minus the fact that he has an SSD and people on youtube with my graphics card are getting 60 FPS in the Hitman Absolution benchmark
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February 19, 2013 2:19:17 AM

FXAA and MSAA?
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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 2:20:25 AM

Turn them both and see what happens; then bring them up one at a time and check your results
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February 19, 2013 2:31:28 AM

avenseth12 said:
Turn them both and see what happens; then bring them up one at a time and check your results


With both turned off: 39.8 FPS Average
With FXAA on & MSAA off: 39.8 FPS Average
With both turned on (MSAA x 4) : 39.7 Average
Both on (MSAA x 8):35.4 FPS Average
With FXAA off & MSAA x4: 39.6 FPS Average
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a c 105 U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 2:41:24 AM

looks like a processor problem. i'd recheck my ram speed also.
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February 19, 2013 2:43:59 AM

swifty_morgan said:
looks like a processor problem. i'd recheck my ram speed also.

How can I do that? and also could it possibly be my processor overheating?
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a c 105 U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 2:50:56 AM

how can you do what?............. looks like the processor is giving all she's got. you changed settings on the card and not much of anything happened. overclock the processor a little. see what happens. change the multiplier by 1.
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February 19, 2013 2:54:08 AM

I've tried overclocking it before only to have it overheat and reboot and revert to original settings, and it wasn't even an intense overclock.
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a c 105 U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 3:14:10 AM

turn back the multiplier and bump the ram. what's cooling the chip?
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February 19, 2013 3:16:51 AM

swifty_morgan said:
turn back the multiplier and bump the ram. what's cooling the chip?

The stock heatsink and fan is cooling it, would 16GB of RAM be enough?
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February 19, 2013 3:17:46 AM

Best answer selected by soxrbs.
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a c 105 U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 3:34:12 AM

more ram will do nothing.
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February 19, 2013 3:35:54 AM

swifty_morgan said:
more ram will do nothing.

then what do you mean by "bump the ram"
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a c 105 U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 4:18:52 AM

overclock it. see you in 14hrs.
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February 19, 2013 4:25:23 AM

Get an Intel CPU!!!
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March 5, 2013 10:23:53 AM

mine is the same i have amd 1100t small over clock to 3.6 with 8gb vengence ram and a msi 7970 3gb ghz edition i get 35fps in hitman all maxed out i read in an other fourm it could be a psu problem on 3d mark basic 720p i just got p7960.
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