Topic Title: Watch Dogs 290x Crossfire low fps
Topic Summary: not impressed
Created On: 07/17/2014 12:53 PM
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 07/17/2014 12:53 PM
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Graphics Card
AMD Radeon 290x (x2 rossfire
AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
Driver Packaging Version 14.10.1006-140417a-171098C
Catalyst Version 14.4

Operating System
Win 7 Pro

Issue Details
I am running 2 290xs in crossfire and barely producing 20-40 fps

Motherboard or System Make & Model
as far as i can tell its a  970 d3p gigabyte model

Power Supply

850 watt gaming power dupply

Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
hdmi


Applications and Games
watch dogs

CPU Details
fx 8350
Motherboard BIOS Version
Latest GB version

System Memory Type & Amount
32 gb gskill ram

Additional Hardware
external headphones

Additional Details
3k+ for a pc that cant play watchdogs smoothly lol ;D

i can barely pull 30-40 fps on ultra and thats if i am standing still in a corner and nothing is moving around me, i definantly notice the frame skipping in heavily populated npc areas. if i turn everything to low as i can it runs sweet, but not what i want. please help

 



Edited: 07/17/2014 at 02:24 PM by CG2014
 07/17/2014 04:07 PM
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3K for that PC? 3K Yen or 3K NZD, but I don't even see 1000 USD in parts there. Know your biggest problem? Your motherboard, you can't Crossfire 290Xs on a x16/x4, that's a bottleneck from hell. Also, your power supply is to small, and as it's most likely not a quality unit (since you didn't list the make or model), it's a bomb. So yea, you need a new motherboard with a 990FX chipset, and a new power supply, 1000-1200w or greater made by SeaSonic or Enermax, that'll clear up your problem.

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 07/17/2014 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by: black_zion 3K for that PC? 3K Yen or 3K NZD, but I don't even see 1000 USD in parts there. Know your biggest problem? Your motherboard, you can't Crossfire 290Xs on a x16/x4, that's a bottleneck from hell. Also, your power supply is to small, and as it's most likely not a quality unit (since you didn't list the make or model), it's a bomb. So yea, you need a new motherboard with a 990FX chipset, and a new power supply, 1000-1200w or greater made by SeaSonic or Enermax, that'll clear up your problem.

yeh i paid 3k for it AUD (australian) its got a 500 gb ssd and 4 tb hdd and a beast cooling unit worth $200, * i paid $100 to have them set it up and windows 7 was $165,

its $700 alone each for the r9 290xs here....horrible

cheers for the feedback zion i highly appreciate it, so i should get a new motherboard? can i have some suggestions please on what model?

 

EDIT :- its a Socket AM3+ - AMD 970 - GA-970A-D3P

 



Edited: 07/17/2014 at 04:59 PM by CG2014
 07/17/2014 05:35 PM
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ASUS Sabertooth 990FX and the Crosshair V seem to be the best. The Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 would be next, followed by AsRock's 990FX based offerings.

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 07/17/2014 05:56 PM
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ASUS Sabertooth 990FX  is $200-250 here, or try my luck on ebay...

1200 Watt Corsair AX1200i Digital Modular Power Supply $449 lol

if i have to get it i will i guess

 

i should have researched parts better befor impulse buying...

 

 

 07/17/2014 08:07 PM
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Wow, you guys get screwed worse on prices than the Brits do...

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