Hi Guys I hope you can help me figure out what is going on. Lately I have been testing a few games with my MSI R9 290 Gaming 4Gig card. I have been testing because I had noticed substantial decrease in performance in games once I upgraded my graphics card. I upgraded from an AMD 7980 3 Gig ICE-Q graphics card.
Now, If I keep everything the same on my computer and simply pop out 1 graphics card and pop the other graphics card in This is what I see:
R9 290 Min FPS: 15 Max FPS: 170 Average FPS: 40
7980 Min FPS: 50 Max FPS: 160 Average FPS: 100
R9 290 Min FPS: 30 Max FPS: 175 Average FPS: 60
7980 Min FPS: 60 Max FPS 170 Average FPS: 80
I see the same thing across other games as well, the 290 is just not performing as well as the older card. I have the most recent drivers for all my system components, 32 Gig of ram and my CPU ( AMD FX-8350 4Ghz) isn't breaking a sweat on these games. My board, a GA-990FX-UD3 has the latest bios and should have no issue with bottle-necking. Any ideas?
As per the posting Sticky:
Grapics Card: MSI R9 290 Gaming 4Gig.
Driver Packing Version: 14.20-140522a-172180E
Catylist Version: 14.6
O/S: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
Processor: AMD FX-8350 Eight-core processor, 4000 Mhz
RAM: 32 Gb (4 - 8 Gb Patriot Viper 1866Mhz DDR3 Sims)
PSU: OCZ 1000 Watt X series
Display Connections: HDIM
Display Divice: (only 1 connected at a time) Either BenQ BL3200 or Samsung S27B350
Games Tested: The Elder Scrolls Online, Mechwarrior Online, Diablo 3, Day Z
Motherboard Bios Version: F9 - 22/10/2012
System is clean, issues persist on full system wipe and reinstall of EVERYTHING. (i.e. Even Fdisked and installed clean)
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