Battlefield 3 AMD complete failure

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by Plug2k, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. adrock311

    adrock311 Master Guru

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    what makes you think 1 gb is not enough VRAM for ultra textures?

    if there wasnt enough VRAM, the game would crash or freeze, wouldn't it?
     
  2. cowman

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    1GB VRAM was causing alot of crashes in the beta with people running Ultra. I can't speak for them because my card has 2GB VRAM but Ultra runs fine on mine without crashes.
     
  3. bkandor

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    I have 2 5970's in crossfire, they are only 1 gb each. How do I tell how much vram bf3 uses? I don't see it in afterburner or gpu-z???
     
  4. deathfrag

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    1gb Vram is not enough for ultra in bf3 , look at this pictures !!!!
    (1080p all max AA off !!!!!!)

    [​IMG]
     

  5. adrock311

    adrock311 Master Guru

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    are you trying to say because the picture looks nice, that means its using more than 1 gb VRAM?


    i'm actually playing it on ultra textures, with 1 gb VRAM - no problems.
     
  6. deathfrag

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    lol its not about the picture itself ! look at the ram usage with msi ab on the top left of the picture (1700mb !!!!!)
     
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  8. adrock311

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    oh, i didnt see that


    edit: after reading some threads about bf3 VRAM usage, it seems strange to me that instead of warning you (like other games do) that the selected settings will exceed your VRAM size, the game just starts using your system ram + VRAM
     
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  9. MaxBlade

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    Lol and you posting about NV makes you? yeah the same..


    As for this thread my 6870 runs great all maxed getting over 40fps deeps to 35 but runs great. Then my 570 nv runs the game even better. Never had one crash yet. My son on 470 NV crashes alot as my other son on 5870 gets black screens. So EACH computer is different.

    So lets come back from la la land when blaming ATI/AMD or Nvidia.
     
  10. djsebfr

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    hi there..
    one simple question :
    - i have only 3 options for "OA" : OFF, SSOA, OA

    so no HD or HBOA ! is it normal ?

    Thx
    Using 11.10p3+11.4CAP4
     

  11. bkandor

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    Yeah, I play at ultra too, fps anywhere from 100~200 in single player at 1080. Only change I make is AA to 2x.

    Multiplayer is slower 80~160. But again, I can't figure out how to make msi ab show vram usage? How? I don't see it in the list for monitoring?
     
  12. cachudo

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    From reading some of the posts where ppl are having problems sounds like your running the torrent bf3 reloaded. Not sure if some of you do the same thing my friend does, but he'll download the game first to see if it runs fine before he'll buy it. He had some of the same problems, like no crossfire or crashing at the start of the game using the crack provided. I told him just buy the damn game i'm sure it will work fine cause it works great for me, in fact i've never had a game work so well in crossfire (99 percent usage on both cards, ultra settings on everything, just have anti-deferred set to off and getting 55 fps constant). So he bought it and all his problems went away. So all i know is the crack or hack or w/e he was using to play it was god awful and didn't work to well with his ati cards. So just gotta say great job to ati/amd for having some good drivers actually that work well with crossfire.
     
  13. BahamutxD

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    Lucky you, my crossfire can't go over 60% and l don't get more than 30-40 fps :/ @ 1080/high
     
  14. wlw_wl

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    Two things:
    - measurement (MSI AB), which shows that my VRAM is totally maxed out even in single player with textures on Ultra

    - this guy, who says Ultra is intended for GPUS with 1,5GB VRAM and more or multi-GPU configurations. Watch the presentation, you will understand why:
    -- the MSAA has such a big hit in BF3
    -- why I keep textures on High not Ultra
    -- why you should keep the terrain at High in multiplayer
    -- why DX11 runs far better than DX10
     
  15. Amaze

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    The game runs great on 11.8 for me.
    The only issue I've seen so far was a light hitting a wall resulting in some pretty extreme tearing.
     

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    MSAA causes a big hit cause its not standard msaa, dice is also is doing edge SSAA at the same time due to the deferred lightning.
     
  17. Dual Core

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    Every new game has some sort of issues, there is so many different hardware configurations they have to cater for, for instance it took the devs a year to sort out world at war for me and a lot of friends of mine. give it a couple of months and it should be sorted, if they fix it before then its a bonus!
     
  18. deathfrag

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    download msi after burner 2.2.0 beta 8

    http://downloads.guru3d.com/MSI-Afterburner-2.2.0-Beta-8-download-2799.html

    [​IMG]
     
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    I have tried every setting advised here :bang: but i cannot get bf3 to run any good whatever with crossfire 2x 6870,s 11.10v3 with or without caps the only way game runs sweet is Turn off Crossfire :bang:
     
  20. krishnarama108

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    i turned of AA too, post AA on high works great!.. i mean smooth image and great fps
    sure 4x MSAA is better but can take 20 fps down...
     

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