Best driver for Battlefield 3 / Crysis 2 / Witcher 2 @ 2560x1600 @ 6990+6970 ?

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  1. Pey

    Pey Master Guru

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    I know there are lots of bf3, but i´m getting sick of trying sets of drivers.

    My best choice was 11.10 prev 3 which worked flawlessly before the first patch. Now I can´t seem to find a suitable driver, all of them give me 60-70% gpu usage and a lot of stuttering.

    Tried 11.11a / 11.11b / 11.11c, 11.12 beta from november 18, none of them get near 11.10 prev 3 before patch. I tried them with and without caps and bf3 runs like crap.

    Both Witcher 2 and Crysis 2 run very very bad, getting 20fps and around 35-40% usage on the 3 gpus. Never got to play them since i bought these cards.

    Any advice before i go mad and sell my trifire?
     
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  2. qed

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    I have the same cards, but I just use FullHD.

    Catalyst 11.11c + 11.11CAP1 working great on Battlefiled 3 and Crysis 2.
     
  3. Pey

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    Are you getting full gpu usage on crysis 2? like 90% ?

    BF3 runs great on 1920x1200, but 2560x1600 is an issue.

    Maybe it´s a trifire issue.
     
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    Crysis 2 got some serious tessellation problems, the DX11 implementation is very bad and some objects are tessellated beyond a reasonable level. Have a look HERE.

    I don't this that's your problem on BF3, but did you check the CPU usage? On ultra settings is getting pretty high.

    EDIT: On Battlefiled 3 I get all the 3 GPUs at around 50% usage.
     

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    It used to work great before the patch with 11.10 prev 3. CPU usage is fine, around 65-70%.
     
  6. The Postman

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    For Witcher2, is it vanilla installation? maybe a configuration text saved for settings?

    Crysis 2 for me have always been a mix bag. So I cant comment well on that.
     
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    8.93 november 29th
     
  8. krishnarama108

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    8.93 november 18th - 29th :)
     
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    Forgot to say I have HyperThreading disabled. I got some micro-shutters with it enabled.

    There is a console command to show what's actually going on in BF3, have a look HERE.
     
  10. Pey

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    I tried 11.11c+cap3 and battlefield 3 runs flawlessly :)

    Thanks a lot postman.

    I tried Crysis 2 in dx9 and scaling seems to work great too, 90% usage on the 3 gpus, the problem is -as we are all aware- the dx11 which causes negative scaling.

    Witcher 2 also runs provided ubersampling is disabled, since it causes negative scaling too.

    Still getting 30fps on skyrim, 40-50 usage on all gpus :(

    Any idea how to play this game? I bought on release day and still can´t play it properly.
     

  11. Ti3Kob

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    I would suggest to disable crossfire for this game.
    Skyrim isn't GPU intensive and you'll be able to max it out at your res with no problem with one of your GPUs only (I'm playing it at an even higher res than you on a single card with no problem). Xfire is not a good move for this game, as it'll need more CPU horsepower, and this CPU time will be wasted as it's all Skyrim needs.

    The best for me was to use this : http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=4

    It did take care of the stuttering (in dungeons/interiors), as well as disabling Xfire (since Xfire doesn't work in windowed mode).

    Good luck with this piece of bug game.
     
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    Using Nov 3rd drivers, running both bf3 and skyrim at 99% on both GPU at 2560x1600. Everything on max except MSAA turned OFF. MSAA for both games makes my FPS drop massively.
     
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    Skyrim is cpu bound and shadows settings attached to it. If I was you, I ll run the game with single card or CFX reduce shadows to medium-high.
     
  14. krishnarama108

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    havent yu experience that BF3 after last patch is kinda lagy/decreased performance ? some users report this and i think the same...otherwise 8.93 18.nov and 29.nov was cool driver , now iam on 12.1 off. preview...its also good
     
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    BF3 is still pretty raw! There are going to be a lot of updates this time next year the game should be fully free of bugs!
     

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