Lately I have been experiencing poor performance on newly released games (specifically Guild Wars 2, Borderlands 2, and Diablo 3). With my system I was expecting to blow these games out of the water, or at the very least run them on medium-high with 60fps. However, i cant even run them on low settings without experiencing lag or random fps drops and freezes.
I can run games like The Witcher 2 at max settings (not Super Sampling) with a constant 55-60 fps. So my guess is that the developers are optimizing their games poorly.
On top of that, I have seen virtually no support from AMD on some of these games. I understand that developers should be the ones making their games better, but not seeing a single useful driver update is really making me impatient
I was hoping to hear what you guys had to say about any of this. Would you guy recommend I go to an older driver? I really want to play those games (diablo 3, guild wars 2, borderlands 2) without lag, but cant seem to even get a smooth fps with the lowest settings (in fact, there is no performance increase at all).
XFX HD-695X-CNDC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
830 MHz Core, 1300 MHz memory (Not overclocked)
AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
Started with 12.3 and worked my way up until now 12.8. uninstalled before installing new versions
Windows 7 64 bit SP1
M4A79XTD EVO (AM3) Chipset 790X
Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
ASUS VE278 via DVI
Acer X203W via VGA
AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition 3.2 MHz (Not overclocked)
Motherboard BIOS Version
System Memory Type & Amount
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK (x2)
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
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