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Windows 7: Finally bought an AMD 7870

25 Apr 2013   #11
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I would say you are right, it is probably just a demanding game. I would keep an eye on it and make sure the temps stay within the threshold. Also, try to google your card and game and see if others report similar results.....it may be normal.
Thank you,

And it seems that some people are doing far worse, getting up to 90C with this game.


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25 Apr 2013   #12
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Tomb raider at best was 55c on my CF machine so i'm not sure if drivers have a deal with it I know im using 13.5 Betas and running Unigene got my 92c on the norm it would max out to 85c at best drivers might be your issue here I would mess around with 13.1 or even late 12.12 see what you get and who does a better job of optimization
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25 Apr 2013   #13
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Tomb raider at best was 55c on my CF machine so i'm not sure if drivers have a deal with it I know im using 13.5 Betas and running Unigene got my 92c on the norm it would max out to 85c at best drivers might be your issue here I would mess around with 13.1 or even late 12.12 see what you get and who does a better job of optimization
Then again, you do have a much more powerful GPU, and on a cross fire set up.

I don't know much about CF, but doesn't that balance the load between both?
What if you run TR on one GPU? do you get same temps?
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25 Apr 2013   #14
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Use V-Sync if possible, will keep it in a playable state fps wise (native your your monitor, usually 60 frames per second) and temps will go lower, hopefully.

Without V-Sync the video card just tries to go for the max fps it can do and thus the temps go up, unless the game code itself puts a limit of fps, one game I bought on steam recently has a fps cap of 45, which was odd, but effective.

My 7950 can go over 300 frames per second on one game I like, which is massive overkill.

Oh yeah, I am a fraps owner, so I check that stuff...
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25 Apr 2013   #15
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Use V-Sync if possible, will keep it in a playable state fps wise (native your your monitor, usually 60 frames per second) and temps will go lower, hopefully.

Without V-Sync the video card just tries to go for the max fps it can do and thus the temps go up, unless the game code itself puts a limit of fps, one game I bought on steam recently has a fps cap of 45, which was odd, but effective.

My 7950 can go over 300 frames per second on one game I like, which is massive overkill.

Oh yeah, I am a fraps owner, so I check that stuff...
Yeah, I use fraps as well.
I mean.. I do know how to monitor FPS and temperature.

Just never heard of VSYNC helping reduce temp by caping FPS

I used to think that quality would directly affect temperature because of GPU strain, not the amount of FPS it produced
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25 Apr 2013   #16
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Tomb raider at best was 55c on my CF machine so i'm not sure if drivers have a deal with it I know im using 13.5 Betas and running Unigene got my 92c on the norm it would max out to 85c at best drivers might be your issue here I would mess around with 13.1 or even late 12.12 see what you get and who does a better job of optimization
Then again, you do have a much more powerful GPU, and on a cross fire set up.

I don't know much about CF, but doesn't that balance the load between both?
What if you run TR on one GPU? do you get same temps?
Doesn't matter I tested the game both ways never got hot I can almost assure you it is either driver related or you need better fan profiling and Faladu is right on about V-sync it controls the Video card to 60fps from the GPU just doing what it wants and getting 300+ frames when V-sync is on it pretty much forces the GPU to stay and maintain itself
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25 Apr 2013   #17
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Tomb raider at best was 55c on my CF machine so i'm not sure if drivers have a deal with it I know im using 13.5 Betas and running Unigene got my 92c on the norm it would max out to 85c at best drivers might be your issue here I would mess around with 13.1 or even late 12.12 see what you get and who does a better job of optimization
Then again, you do have a much more powerful GPU, and on a cross fire set up.

I don't know much about CF, but doesn't that balance the load between both?
What if you run TR on one GPU? do you get same temps?
Doesn't matter I tested the game both ways never got hot I can almost assure you it is either driver related or you need better fan profiling and Faladu is right on about V-sync it controls the Video card to 60fps from the GPU just doing what it wants and getting 300+ frames when V-sync is on it pretty much forces the GPU to stay and maintain itself
Alright, I'll go ahead and try the newest drivers today!
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25 Apr 2013   #18
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

If you are getting more frames than the frequency of your monitor.........then the card isn't having to work hard. It's when the card is struggling to keep up that you will see the highest temps.
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26 Apr 2013   #19
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

I watched in Diablo III, when I don't V-Sync it can go north of 100 FPS, and it bumps my temps, not to incredible heights or anything, I am not overclocking AT ALL, but way hotter than normal gaming/use and having spent as much as I have on this Custom Build I am unwilling to risk prolonged heat where I can avoid it.

I do run two monitors at 1920 by 1080 now, which is another reason when I upgraded, I went to a top tiered card.

Only one monitor now is

My main game now that uses a lot more power than average is Guild Wars 2, but it's smooth on this rig.
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26 Apr 2013   #20
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

The newest drivers seem to get a long with the card well.
Some games that I don't play as much though... seem to be running a bit slower on the newer card. Need to investigate if those games are more CPU dependent though. It might be the case.
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