i have the AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV graphics card running solo in a 16x pcie slot on my MSI 990FXA-GD80V2 mobo.
cpu: fx6300 FD6300WMHKBOX
ram: 2x4gb ripjaw 1600 pce 12800 F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
hdd: 1tb 3gb/sec sata i believe 64mb cache
So, with these specs inside a coolermaster haf 932 case, i have these drivers and bios which i believe to be the latest: radeon hd 7800 series driver: 9.14.10.0945 with catalyst 13.1, and msi mobo bios 11.9.
i currently have my cpu overclocked to 4.00ghz with 200x20 stock voltage. it passed occtpt (cpu stress test) with a burn in test lasting 20minutes.
my gpu is not self overclocked but preoverclocked via powercolor to 1150mhz, i havent tweaked it succesfully past that so it stays stock.
my ram is running at 1600 to keep up with the cpu (auto setting in bios determined that)
so, onto my problem. i have an arsenal of games including farcry3, crysis3, starcraft2, the witcher2, skyrim (with several expansions), and like 40 others you get the point. for this problem im focusing on crysis3, the witcher2, farcry3, and skyrim.
They all have low fps when comparing to the avg fps a comparable rig to mine gets online. by like 20 fps!
crysis 3 gets 30fps MAX with ultra settings, no motion blur, mxaa turned off, anti aliasing 16x, post proccessing off/low. online the 7870 is said to get 50-60fps.
witcher 2, with everything on high settings except the ubersampling which is off, i get around 25fps.
skyrim, this one could be more my fault as i've loaded alot of modded texture packs into it, but im getting about 30-40fps, and i dont have any crazy texture mods activated to achieve that (no super dense grass, or hi res weather, etc.)
farcry3 i get about 45-50fps in max settings, this is totally playable and i would have no qualms if all my games were able to reach that amount, but from what ive seen online with the system i've built i should be getting more.
for all these games i keep v-sync on so 60fps would be the max i would see as that's what my 5ms 60hz monitor will allow.
also, i dual screen one 1920x1080 23" monitor, one 1920x1650 20"monitor. ive tried these games with both enabled and just the 23" enabled and only gained on average 3fps with the second one off.
(both 5ms if that matters)
for my cpu overclocking i use my bios.
for my would be gpu overclocking i have installed msi afterburner2.3.1
Anyone have any ideas?
I would really appreciate any help!
EDIT: i also am running windows 7 x64 ultimate (updates up to date), forgot to mention that mb.
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