HD7870 Crossfire or not

TanquerayGnT
US Enlisted: 2011-12-10
2013-11-17 21:16
1. FX 6300 (3.5 gHz O.Ced to 3.7 gHz)
2. HD 7870
3. 8000Mb DDR3
4. Corsair CX600M (600W)

I'm running all high, anti-aliasing off and AA post low.

I'm currently experiencing minimum of 35 fps on some maps that have a lot building destruction and smoke. Normally, I'm seeing average 50fps.

I'm wondering if I can do a crossfire with another HD 7870 and see an increase in FPS with the current video settings.

Any advice would be appreciated.




Thanks!
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Murderaffe
GB Enlisted: 2013-02-27
2013-11-17 21:20
I have a similar setup to you, but get a lot more fps. 50 on high seems really low. Try turning down/off some of the useless settings, just look around google. I'm averaging around 70fps with almost identical setup to you. My CPU is a tad faster though.
StayPuftOCN
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-11-17 21:20
CPU will bottleneck a pair of 7870's. Clock it up past 4.5Ghz
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TanquerayGnT
US Enlisted: 2011-12-10
2013-11-17 22:25
Murderaffe said:
I have a similar setup to you, but get a lot more fps. 50 on high seems really low. Try turning down/off some of the useless settings, just look around google. I'm averaging around 70fps with almost identical setup to you. My CPU is a tad faster though.


Thanks for the reply!

Could you give me examples of useless settings you speak of?
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Kibax
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2013-11-17 22:26
What resolution will you be playing at?
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Flash93933
US Enlisted: 2012-04-20
2013-11-17 22:28
Crossfire ignore that other guy your 6300 won't bottleneck
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OmAGiC
PL Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2013-11-17 22:30
Crossfire will increase your fps if your psu will be enough... 600w seems a little low
Murderaffe
GB Enlisted: 2013-02-27
2013-11-18 03:50
TanquerayGnT said:
Murderaffe said:
I have a similar setup to you, but get a lot more fps. 50 on high seems really low. Try turning down/off some of the useless settings, just look around google. I'm averaging around 70fps with almost identical setup to you. My CPU is a tad faster though.
Thanks for the reply!

Could you give me examples of useless settings you speak of?


Motion blur for a start, turn it off, fully
Post Process Quality, Put it on Low, very very little difference and you gain a bit of fps.
AA options, play around with them, you'll notice a huge fps increase by just turning it to 2x, or off. I personally play with it off completely because the amount of fps gain is a no brainer imo.
Ambient Occlusion, turn it off imo.

Mostly play around with the settings, I turn some options to medium, the difference is so little it's not even noticeable most of the time. Things like Mesh Quality and Texture settings want to be kept as high as possible. Those as the settings that actually benefit you.