Topic Title: HIS 7970 FPS Drop Issue
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Created On: 11/03/2013 03:57 PM
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 11/03/2013 03:57 PM
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Hey guys, I have an ongoing issue with my recently purchased HIS IceQ 7970. The thing is I keep getting frame drops in games like Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4 Beta, Sleeping Dogs and even APB: Reloaded. Games like League of Legends or FIFA 14 run fine on the other hand. 

(All running at 1920x1080) I had a GTX 570 before I upgraded and every game ran smooth on pretty high quality settings.


I've tried:

- Toggling Vsync on and off

- Reducing overall graphics quality to medium/low settings

- Reinstalling OS and formatting Hard Drive

- Overclocking CPU to 3,5GHz

- Increasing GPU and memory Clock

- Switching to beta drivers (also wiping earlier drivers)

- Disabling AMD's Cool n Quiet in BIOS


My temperatures are fine. CPU goes up to about 30c-32c and my GPU to about 60-65c while running games like Sleeping Dogs.

FPS Drops often occur while looking at an area with lots of buildings and bright areas (like the map "Operation Firestorm" in BF3). Dark areas with not much "bloom" or brightness are usually fine.

I've already came to the conclusion that my CPU was bottlenecking but i've looked around the Internet and saw that many people didn't have issues with their X4/X6 CPU's while running a 7970.



- HIS ICeQ 7970 (925/1385) not OC edition

- AMD Phenom II X6 1055t @2.8GHz (stock)

- G.Skill Ripjaws 6gb 1333mhz

- Enermax Modu 700W

- Gigabyte 870 A-UD3 

- Corsair H60 watercooler

- System HDD: Seagate 1TB 7200rpm 64mb cache

- 2nd HDD: WD 750gb 7200rpm 32mb cache

OS: Windows 7 64 bit SP1

Drivers: 13.9

Appreciate some help.

Edited: 11/03/2013 at 04:25 PM by SgtAKpower
 11/04/2013 11:27 PM
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Well first off that CPU is definetely not gonna cause a bottleneck it, because the athlon ii x6 is a great powerful cpu, i suggest you try updating your drivers to the latest beta, i had alot of perfromance issues with bf3 on my 7870 on the 13.9 drivers, the latest beta drivers are definetely worth upgrading too, also if you havent known this yet the new beta driver boosts performance in all the games you mentioned, including sleeping dogs and bf3. my games are smooth as pie after i installed 13.11 beta v8, just thought id let you know

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