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7970 OC Low fps Crysis 3 !?

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February 26, 2013 5:22:16 AM

Hey guys!

I have just bought Crysis 3 and was quite unhappy with the FPS i got. I have about 40 FPS...

I´m running Fraps in the background to monitor my results. Game settings set to Very high.
Vertical sync, blur, AA is tuned off. Im using ccc beta drivers currently on AMD´s website. Have used driver sweep to clean old drivers and install new ones.

Does those FPS sound normal to you guys ? Dead space 3, Borderlands 2 give me something like 70 fps on maxed out.

My rig:

3570K oc to 4.3 ghz
258 gb SSD hard drive
8gb ddr memory
AMD 7970 OC set to stock settings

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February 26, 2013 6:01:35 AM

So far sounds kind of normal to me drivers are probably not yet fully optimized for crysis 3 since it just go released and it is a lot more demanding than games you mentioned.
February 26, 2013 6:32:11 AM

esco_sid said:
So far sounds kind of normal to me drivers are probably not yet fully optimized for crysis 3 since it just go released and it is a lot more demanding than games you mentioned.


Thought I might get on average 50 fps an according to benchmark test from Guru3d I should get an easy 50 fps...

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February 26, 2013 10:47:39 AM

Check whether your ram is downclocked , most of the time we forget to increase the speed of the ram in bios menu. Increase it to it's maximum stock settings for example Ram speed is 1600 Mhz , but motherboard has defaulted it's value to say 1333 Mhz , then your gf card may have been suffering from it.
February 26, 2013 10:52:04 AM

Diabowx said:
Check whether your ram is downclocked , most of the time we forget to increase the speed of the ram in bios menu. Increase it to it's maximum stock settings for example Ram speed is 1600 Mhz , but motherboard has defaulted it's value to say 1333 Mhz , then your gf card may have been suffering from it.



Its adjusted by me in the bios a month ago to run 1600. I have however oc my cpu. Might that somehow contribute to a lower fps ? I have however not experienced any unstable pc behaviour
February 26, 2013 10:55:12 AM

im getting 35-47fps on very high settings no anti aliasing at 1080p so its not just you. im happy that crysis 3 is graphics intense like the first crysis
February 26, 2013 10:58:02 AM

nenea said:
Its adjusted by me in the bios a month ago to run 1600. I have however oc my cpu. Might that somehow contribute to a lower fps ? I have however not experienced any unstable pc behaviour

no overclocking should only improve your performance. i got maybe 10 extra frames overclockign my 7970 from 925 core to 1300 with trixx overclocking utility. i think its the drivers they are not optimized yet the game just came out with pre mature drivers
February 26, 2013 11:25:04 AM

alvine said:
no overclocking should only improve your performance. i got maybe 10 extra frames overclockign my 7970 from 925 core to 1300 with trixx overclocking utility. i think its the drivers they are not optimized yet the game just came out with pre mature drivers


Nice to know im not the only one getting low fps with 7970 gfx.
February 26, 2013 11:36:46 AM

Well i t hink since crysis 3 is a very demanding game , it may have been using ur all cores , and fraps may have been eating away some of ur cpu resources , plus background tasks such as downloading , antivirus also eats away some of cpu resources . Try to stop background tasks and try "gamebooster" . Also ivybridge supports 1866 Mhz , try to do that.
February 26, 2013 11:43:05 AM

It's not your GPU, it's a problem with the game. When V-Sync is enabled the game will drop to 30 fps as soon as it cant keep a solid 60.

There's a few ways around this. I downloaded RadeonPro and locked my fps to 45 and enabled v sync through that, works a charm.

You could also just disable v-sync but then you'll likely get screen tearing. You should easily be able to enable 4 x MSAA btw
February 26, 2013 11:48:36 AM

Diabowx said:
Well i t hink since crysis 3 is a very demanding game , it may have been using ur all cores , and fraps may have been eating away some of ur cpu resources , plus background tasks such as downloading , antivirus also eats away some of cpu resources . Try to stop background tasks and try "gamebooster" . Also ivybridge supports 1866 Mhz , try to do that.

nah i overclocked my cpu to 5ghz and no significant fps boost, its the came coding...i hope they will optimize it better O.o
February 26, 2013 4:21:16 PM

Then wait for upcoming drivers
February 26, 2013 7:26:43 PM

Is everyone running the 13.2 beta drivers? And if so is the performance better?
March 4, 2013 11:28:49 AM

octoberhungry said:
Is everyone running the 13.2 beta drivers? And if so is the performance better?


I am currently using 13.2 ccc and im getting 40-60 fps depending on the effects. HD 7950 user too. but I want to lock it at 60 thru vsync but I cant, Vsync will just lock my fps down to 30. damn it.
March 4, 2013 6:10:19 PM

nenea said:
Thought I might get on average 50 fps an according to benchmark test from Guru3d I should get an easy 50 fps...


this guru3d bench? because it looks like less than 50 fps to me. and keep in mind this is taken from a small sample of the game and they are using a Core i7 3960X clocked at 4600 MHz! and the latest beta drivers.
March 4, 2013 11:27:44 PM

Those are not accurate at all, I've seen 40 on a 6970 vs the 23 they've listed
March 5, 2013 4:55:10 AM

I had the same issue
with my club3d hd7970ghz
but the catalyst 13.2 Beta 7 drivers increased the performance alot now the game is playable even with 8x AA
March 5, 2013 4:58:57 AM

HardwareWhore said:
Those are not accurate at all, I've seen 40 on a 6970 vs the 23 they've listed

how can it not be accurate? it matches up pretty well amongst all the cards there. the 40 you saw may be in a different part of the game and with different settings.
heres something from toms benches, no 6000 series though.
March 7, 2013 12:56:51 AM

Bah, there is barely any difference between Very High and Low to be honest. Have a look and see, the only bad thing about low is the detail distance. Just set texture resolution as very high, and system spec as low, and have a look at the difference. Very minimal. There is also basically no change between High and Very High, and its like a 8-10 FPS difference.
March 7, 2013 4:16:31 AM

JJ1217 said:
Bah, there is barely any difference between Very High and Low to be honest. Have a look and see, the only bad thing about low is the detail distance. Just set texture resolution as very high, and system spec as low, and have a look at the difference. Very minimal. There is also basically no change between High and Very High, and its like a 8-10 FPS difference.


I love your 'Kevin Spacey' reasoning....It's so very mellow and right. I applaud you Sir.
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