issues on Crossfire R9-290X

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  1. felix46

    felix46 New Member

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    hey there i have some issue with my R9-290X crossfire,firstly let's talk about the beginning of problem


    This is my rig spec
    -i7 3930K 4.5GHz
    -16GB ram dominator platinum 2133MHz
    -Crossfire power color OC BF 4 edition R9-290X with AMD Catalyst Beta 13.11
    -1200W stridder gold
    -1080p res monitor

    my crossfire 290X is super great when running on benchmark 3DMark11
    here's the benchmark result http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7443421

    and this is benchmark from my previous GTX 780 SLI
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7411536

    what a huge different right ?

    i thought Crossfire R9-290X is great Cards untill i played Battlefield 4,and crysis 3.

    because my crossfire R9-290X just get 50-70 fps on ultra setting (with so much laggy) while my previous GTX 780 SLI can get over 100 Fps with very steady.

    with that huge different benchmark score i think at least R9-290X can perform battlefield 4 110-120fps steady
    *my crossfire R9-290X temp was 90-94 celcius degree and still can perform 1030MHz engine clock and 100% GPU usage

    based on this review at least i can get 110fps
    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gtx_780_ti_sli_geforce_review,17.html

    what i really want to ask is,why my crossfire R9-290X run very bad with battlefield 4 ? this is just very bad AMD Driver or what ? really dissapointed with this card


    thanks for any response

    :puke2:


    here some screen shot from crossfire R9-290X
    *i have not screen shot of my previous SLI GTX 780
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    crossfire R9 290X amd catalyst beta 13.11

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    Battlefield 4 fps 53
     
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  2. Ecurb

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    Hey Felix,

    I have just put in 2 x 290x (stock cooling atm and no overclocks etc) going from 4 x GTX 680's.

    I am running BF4 @ 1600p Ultra 4xmsaa @ FPS limited 61fps and it nevers budges on the 2 x 290xs. I'm also not even really oc-ing my CPU (4770k @ 3.9ghz)

    You might want to check vsync is OFF as then i turn it on, it locks to around 40 fps and runs absolutely TERRIBLY on the 290x which i assume is a driver bug.

    Re Crysis 3- i get around 45-55 FPS with Very High, FXAA (1600P) i think this will get much better when i properly OC my CPU again to 4.5.
    Also saw the same problem with Vsync ON- lower FPS and stuterring like crazy.

    For now i'd disable Vsync and see how you go. Crysis still felt bad (not smooth) to me even with Vsync off but like i said i think this is my CPU needing more OC.

    BF4 with Vsync off was butter smooth and at 61fps cap no exceptions :)
     
  3. felix46

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    i have make sure that my battlefield 4 have Off Vsync and still same with my crossfire R9 290X. so laggy and very bad fps (around 45-60fps)

    crysis 3 is very hardware killer game and i think it's ok if i can get more than 60 fps with every setting on and ultra but the truth is i only get 45-55 fps

    i think so,maybe u need to OC your CPU to 4.5GHz at least




    i found a new case, if i disable Crossfire in other words just use 1 Card for play battlefield 4 i get better fps it's around 70-80 stable with less laggy than crossfire

    here's the screenshot using single R9 290X
    [​IMG][/url][/IMG]
     
  4. felix46

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    i have make sure that my battlefield 4 setup is with vsync off

    i think so,u need to OC your CPU for optimal perfomance

    i think it's okay if i can get 55-65 fps when playing crysis 3 with all set ultra but the truth is i can only get 45-55



    i found a new case, if i disable Crossfire in other words just use 1 Card for play battlefield 4 i get better fps it's around 70-80 stable with less laggy than crossfire

    here's the screenshot using single card R9 290X
     

  5. anxious_f0x

    anxious_f0x Maha Guru

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    I was also having lower than expected fps in BF4, disabling Frame Pacing in CCC solved this for me, might be worth giving it a go.
     
  6. yasamoka

    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    Disable ULPS.
     
  7. The Postman

    The Postman Ancient Guru

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    Not sure..but does your board support pci gen3? I had some spikes like those before until switch to gen 3. It went back to normal.
    Do you have CFX with reference coolers? When I tried, it was horrible.

    Yeah disable ULPS like Yasamoka said.
     
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    Sounds like the 99% GPU usage bug on the 2nd GPU throwing CF results off and messing with the frametimes.
     
  9. The Postman

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    It could be that.

    When I tried CFX, the temps were horrible with those coolers.
     
  10. DropHD

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    Hey guys I just made an account to add that I am having the same exact problems with the R9 290's in crossfire. I have tested both cards individually and both work 100% fine. Also Benchmarks look normal. But when I jump into a BF4 server my GPU usage bounces from 0% to 100% like when one card goes up the other goes down.

    I have tried reformatting and fresh install of windows, I have disabled ULPS, I have tried different drivers, I also just now tried disabling Frame Pacing as suggested earlier in this thread to no avail, the problem persists.

    My thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/1440600/r9-290-having-problem-with-crossfire/
     
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  11. felix46

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    disable frame pacing maybe just cover the problem not solve the problem

    what ULPS and where i can disable that ?

    i used motherboard Asus Rampage IV extreme

    yes i used refference cooler it's horrible but not bad at all in fact GPU Boost/Engine clock

    still can running at 950-1030MHz even in hot temp still running optimal

    what ULPS for ?

    yeah i hope just driver bug so the problem will solve when AMD launch their Graphic

    driver, what i am afraid is i have bad hardware(graphic card)

    just like what happen to me

    i have visit your threat u have a similar problem with me

    when u have find solution for this problem just info me
     
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  12. DropHD

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    its not your hardware, I've heard of some other people having this issue as well. ULPS is a setting that disables one of your cards when the other is working or something for some unknown reason. But I had the same problem you had and I tried disabling it and it didn't fix the problem.
     
  13. anxious_f0x

    anxious_f0x Maha Guru

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    It covers it for now, but hopefully with some driver fixes Frame Pacing will work properly with BF4.

    It pretty much cured all my fps problems, with Frame Pacing and V-Sync enabled I was getting heavy drops down to 35fps and massive stuttering which made the game unplayable. With Frame Pacing disabled I get between 70 and 120 fps and a much smoother experience.

    Of course I do have completely different cards to you guys, so what works for me, may not solve your problem but it was worth a shot :)

    Also when disabling ULPS make sure you're doing a restart for it to take effect.
     
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  14. Agent-A01

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    And this is another reason im avoiding amd drivers.. I knew frame pacing would be half assed. Hopefully you get a fix in newer drivers.
     
  15. anxious_f0x

    anxious_f0x Maha Guru

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    To be fair to AMD, Frame Pacing has been pretty reliable with every other game, just doesn't play nice with BF4, hopefully a patch and some fresh drivers will cure it.
     

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    Also the fact that they dont plan to add DX9/DX10 games to frame pacing.. Probably will be a long time for that to change
     
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  18. anxious_f0x

    anxious_f0x Maha Guru

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    Looks like it's only detecting 1 stick of RAM in your new benchmarks, in your previous runs all 4 sticks are shown.
     
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    Yup, I bet its something with the ram because your physics score was cut in half.
     
  20. DropHD

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    Crysis 3 8x MSAA
    one R9 290: 36.7 fps
    two R9 290 xfx: 72.4 fps
    197.3%

    Batman Arkham Origins 8x MSAA
    one R9 290: 82.7 fps
    two R9 290 xfx: 134.4 fps
    162.5%

    Borderlands 2 FXAA
    one R9 290: 137.1 fps
    two R9 290: 220 fps
    160.5%

    BF4 4xMSAA
    one r9 290 (frame pacing off): 72.9 fps
    two r9 290 (frame pacing off): 88.6 fps
    two r9 290 (frame pacing on): 87.2 fps
    121.5% (frame pacing off)

    BF4 4x MSAA @ 4K (Felt VERY jittery with two cards, but smooth with one)
    one r9 290: 28.7
    two r9 290: 45.5
    158.5%
     
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