Topic Title: Crysis 3; GPU Clock doesn't spool up
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Created On: 07/27/2014 04:35 PM
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 07/27/2014 04:35 PM
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First things first, system specs:


Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z

XFX Double D R9 280X

AMD Gamer Series 2133MHz 16GB

Windows 8.1 64

AMD Catalyst v. 14.4


Now, the issue:

This only happens in Crysis 3. When I launch the game, as soon as the main menu loads, I drop to less than 5 fps. I have MSI Afterburner runnin all the time on a 2nd monitor, and with every other game, my GPU clock accelerates to the max clock speed of 1000MHz when I launch it. With Crysis 3, it does not, it stays at the garbage powersaver speed of 500MHz. I have tried forcing an update of the game, but I have the latest version. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it, and have even completely wiped my PC, reinstalled windows, and the same issue presents itself. It is only crysis 3 causing this issue, I just finished playing through The Witcher 2, and the 280X was a rockstar the whole time.

Is there a fix for the game specifically, or does anyone know how to disable the stupid power saver mode completely? I'm running a 9590 with a liquid cooler in a full tower with 6 fans. Power consumption is not exactly something I care about.



Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z

XFX Double D R9 280X

16GB AMD Radeon Gamer Series 2133MHz DDR3

 07/27/2014 05:34 PM
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What does Crytek say? Have you tried there forums?


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 07/29/2014 03:20 AM
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What's the CPU usage at this time?  Do you by chance have a page with Flash video loaded while enabling Flash hardware acceleration?


 08/05/2014 04:54 PM
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That's a rocking system you have and I can understand your frustration. Try lowering all the settings down to the lowest and see what happens. If you get a good frame rate then slowly bring the settings up. I'm sure you've already tried this but disable vsync. I'm still searching other forums and discussion groups. Since you've done a fresh install of everything with no improvement...this ones bugging me now.

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