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I am debating returning one of my HD7970s, been getting alot of visual fragments when playing Dota 2 in Xfire. After perusing the boards it seems this game just really doesn't like XFire.

1. Are there alot of games that don't like Xfire. Is there a list somewhere?

2. Or is disabling the Crossfire option for games without a profile(as you can do in Catalyst) just a good idea?
 

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I'd just get rid of a card. I'm running at your resolution with a single 7970 just fine. CrossFire just isn't very good.
 
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I'd just get rid of a card. I'm running at your resolution with a single 7970 just fine. CrossFire just isn't very good.
he's right its more of a hassle then anything
 
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I'd just get rid of a card. I'm running at your resolution with a single 7970 just fine. CrossFire just isn't very good.
Why isn't it very good, I've not had a single issue all year. Id just accept this one game doesn't like xfire and disable it during that one game .
In general xfire can be iffy whe a new generation first comes out and upon a new games release .
I have 2x 5870/50 and they matured well with no issues these days.
 
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Why isn't it very good, I've not had a single issue all year. Id just accept this one game doesn't like xfire and disable it during that one game .
In general xfire can be iffy whe a new generation first comes out and upon a new games release .
I have 2x 5870/50 and they matured well with no issues these days.
Yeah, that's not a 7-series card. 5-series Crossfire and 6-series, yes, very mature, and works well. 7-series still needs driver adjustments, the whole fact that 7950 = 7970 when at same clockspeed says that perhaps 7970 isn't being fully utilized, and more performance is possible there, even.


I just tested 5850 Crossfire, and I see why you feel how you do.


6-series Crossfire, adding a card nearly gave 95% performance boost. 7-series, it's 60-90%.

Plus, there's that whole memory management thing. If you peruse OpenCL documentation, 7-series cards only allocate 2048 MB of 3072 MB, even. Makes me wonder if in DirectX, do they do the same, and are really only using 2 GB of ram?

Anyway, adding a second card just further complicates things right now. I will give AMD about 4 more months before I expect a really good driver. If they fail to deliver in that time frame, I'm leave AMD behind, and selling off all my cards.
 
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Yeah, that's not a 7-series card. 5-series Crossfire and 6-series, yes, very mature, and works well. 7-series still needs driver adjustments, the whole fact that 7950 = 7970 when at same clockspeed says that perhaps 7970 isn't being fully utilized, and more performance is possible there, even.


I just tested 5850 Crossfire, and I see why you feel how you do.


6-series Crossfire, adding a card nearly gave 95% performance boost. 7-series, it's 60-90%.

Plus, there's that whole memory management thing. If you peruse OpenCL documentation, 7-series cards only allocate 2048 MB of 3072 MB, even. Makes me wonder if in DirectX, do they do the same, and are really only using 2 GB of ram?

Anyway, adding a second card just further complicates things right now. I will give AMD about 4 more months before I expect a really good driver. If they fail to deliver in that time frame, I'm leave AMD behind, and selling off all my cards.
Ill give you all of that , a reasonable and fair statement I have not been a xfire on new cards user since 3870s so im clearly blessed with the luck of being poor alas.
 
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I am debating returning one of my HD7970s, been getting alot of visual fragments when playing Dota 2 in Xfire. After perusing the boards it seems this game just really doesn't like XFire.

1. Are there alot of games that don't like Xfire. Is there a list somewhere?

2. Or is disabling the Crossfire option for games without a profile(as you can do in Catalyst) just a good idea?
1) Sell both
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3) Start a TPU Titan Clubhouse.
 
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Yeah, that's not a 7-series card. 5-series Crossfire and 6-series, yes, very mature, and works well. 7-series still needs driver adjustments, the whole fact that 7950 = 7970 when at same clockspeed says that perhaps 7970 isn't being fully utilized, and more performance is possible there, even.


I just tested 5850 Crossfire, and I see why you feel how you do.


6-series Crossfire, adding a card nearly gave 95% performance boost. 7-series, it's 60-90%.

Plus, there's that whole memory management thing. If you peruse OpenCL documentation, 7-series cards only allocate 2048 MB of 3072 MB, even. Makes me wonder if in DirectX, do they do the same, and are really only using 2 GB of ram?

Anyway, adding a second card just further complicates things right now. I will give AMD about 4 more months before I expect a really good driver. If they fail to deliver in that time frame, I'm leave AMD behind, and selling off all my cards.
What were those 5850s getting as far as utilization?
 
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Why isn't it very good, I've not had a single issue all year. Id just accept this one game doesn't like xfire and disable it during that one game .
In general xfire can be iffy whe a new generation first comes out and upon a new games release .
I have 2x 5870/50 and they matured well with no issues these days.
Same here. xfire 5870s is awesome now
 
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70-85%. Not utilization, but in performance boost from second card. Utilization readings are crap in this regard, IMHO.
Wow that's not to bad at all! I know the 6xxx series was better but I never thought I would hear the 5xxx series hit 85%.
 
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70-85%. Not utilization, but in performance boost from second card. Utilization readings are crap in this regard, IMHO.
Exactly how I feel, I usually get 30 - 40 % more fps or score on most occasions
 
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you'd get more on Intel, just how it is.
So going to a 670 was a better move than getting other 5850 you think? I mean I'm happy with it but now I'm wondering if I could have got better FPS in crossfire despite the issues.
 
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So going to a 670 was a better move than getting other 5850 you think? I mean I'm happy with it but now I'm wondering if I could have got better FPS in crossfire despite the issues.
Deff your getting my performance from one card and can buy two also:)
 
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Le sigh.
 
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I may just have a bad card, I removed the other card and now I am still getting odd graphical fragments...